CARP Atlantic Virtual Membership Meeting


CARP’s Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Chapters hosted a virtual meeting of Atlantic Region CARP members, June 30, 2020.

A panel of experts representing PEI, NFLD, NB and NS discussed the issues most important to seniors during this time of pandemic and the spotlight now shining on deficiencies in  Long Term Care.

Our Expert Panel

CARP assembled a representative panel of experts from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Newfoundland and Labrador: Dr. Suzanne Brake, Provincial Seniors’ Advocate

Nova Scotia: Dr. Shelly McNeil, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Prince Edward Island: Vicki Bryanton, Consultant to charitable organizations, not for profits and government agencies.

New Brunswick: Alphonse Dionne, Provincial President of the New Brunswick Senior Citizens’ Federation

Along with CARP representatives:

Bill VanGorder, Vice-Chair CARP Board of Directors, representing Atlantic Canada and volunteer board member of the CARP Nova Scotia Chapter

Sharron Callahan, Volunteer President of the CARP Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter

Ron Swan, Volunteer President of the CARP Nova Scotia Chapter

Anthony Quinn, Chief Community Officer, CARP National Office


Supplemental Material:

Presentation Slides from Vicki Bryanton

(Msg. from Vicki: There was also a question about Olive Bryanton and the documentary about her (pictured in the presentation). The documentary is called “Never Too Old” through CBC-DOCS-POV and can be seen online at )

Presentation Slides from Dr. Suzanne Brake