CARP Launches National Policy Platform
in Lead Up to Federal Election
Calls on All Parties to Support a National Seniors Strategy
Toronto – October 9 – CARP today launched its national policy platform: The FACES of Canada’s Seniors. This policy platform will form the basis of CARP’s year-long national advocacy campaign focused on making Canada the best place to age.
“This is a call to action for improving the lives of Canadians as we age,” said Wanda Morris, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer at CARP. “In anticipation of the next federal election, we’ll be pushing the government and all parties to commit to specific, measurable improvements in five key areas that matter most to our members.”
The five areas for action are:
CAREGIVING AND HOUSING SUPPORTS
EXCEPTIONAL HEALTH CARE
The policy platform identifies 19 areas for action, ranging from tax policy and pension protection to abuse prevention and preventive health care.
“We can make Canada the best place to age,” said Laura Tamblyn Watts, Chief Public Policy Officer at CARP. “The federal government made a positive step in appointing a Minister for Seniors. Now it’s time to take decisive action by implementing a National Seniors Strategy that addresses these five critical areas.”
CARP is a non-profit, non-partisan association representing more than 300,000 older Canadians across Canada. We advocate to uphold the rights and improve the lives of Canadians as we age. To download a copy of the FACES of Canada’s Seniors, please click here.