Older Workers Productive and Agile

One of CARP’s pillars of advocacy is freedom from ageism.  Assumptions are often made of older people, and productivity in the workforce is one area where that is certainly the case. Too often, employers have biases against workers over 50, believing they are slowing down towards retirement, or lack agility in a more innovative or […]

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Engaging Older Workers

Engaging Older Canadians in the Workforce The right to work and remain engaged in the workforce is under threat for many older Canadians. Older workers are pressured to “make room” for younger employees despite their experience, skills, and potential to continue to contribute to the economy. Some of the barriers to continued engagement are structural, others are part […]

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Older Workers

Governments and businesses have a vested interest in encouraging older employees and removing barriers to their continued contributions to the economy. […]

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Mississauga Chapter: More needs to be done to educate employers of value older workers bring says Mississauga Chair

Click here to read ” Nurse Pauline leans in at 71-to redefine her retirement ” by Gail Johnson – The Globe and Mail, June 24, 2015 After a rewarding, decades-long career in health care, Pauline Deane never imagined that a process improvement model developed by a leading car manufacturer would be the thing to pull her […]

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Ajax-Pickering Chapter: Workplace Issues for Older Workers

Workplace Issues for Older Workers Where –  Ajax Library – Main Branch When   –  March  11, 2015 –  7pm Please RSVP  to [email protected] The right to work and remain engaged in the workforce is under threat for many older Canadians who are pressured to “make room” for younger employees despite their experience, skills and potential […]

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Supporting the Rights of Older Workers

February 2015,  Member of the Month, Mr. Murray Etherington, Chair of CARP Mississauga, ON., Chapter Murray has been a champion for important advocacy issues in his region, including the prevention of elder abuse, in his work with PEAPN and in his efforts on behalf of older workers. The CARP Mississauga and Toronto downtown Chapters hosted a successful […]

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Unemployment: Older workers waiting for the revolution

Working in your 60s and 70s is a reality – businesses just need to realize it, Don Pittis writes There’s a revolution coming. That’s what employment experts are saying, and David Hurdon is one of the growing number of Canadians who can’t wait. “I need to work,” he says. Hurdon left his last full time […]

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National Seniors Council: Older Workers at Risk of Withdrawing from the Labour Force or Becoming Unemployed

Employers’ views on how to retain and attract older workers The National Seniors Council (NSC) released a report this past summer on older workers, titled Older Workers at Risk of Withdrawing from the Labour Force or Becoming Unemployed: Employers’ views on how to retain and attract older workers. The council found that most employers worry […]

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Jane Brown's Interview with Susan Eng, Following Release of CARP/Ceridian Survey on Older Workers

Gone are the days when Canadian workers retired immediately upon becoming eligible to do so.  Employees over the age of 50 are looking forward to long and healthy lives.  A new survey commissioned by Ceridian and CARP, suggests many are choosing to invest much of that added time in their careers.  It reveals that close […]

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