About - CARP

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons – CARP
Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians promoting equitable access to health care, financial security, and freedom from ageism.

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The Canadian Association of Retired Persons - CARP advocates for financial security and better access to healthcare for older adults, and leads the fight to end ageism.

CARP is a non-partisan, non-profit association of hundreds of thousands of members, with a community of local chapters from coast to coast representing Canada’s most powerful generation – engaged citizens who believe in action and aren't shy about exercising influence on public policy.

Membership in CARP comes with valuable benefits, including access to educational and informative webinars and newsletters, and the opportunity to volunteer with a local chapter and participate in social events.

CARP.ca serves as the association's digital hub, offering a wealth of resources and opportunities designed to empower and inform its members. The website allows members to amplify their voices through online petitions and polls, actively contributing to CARP's advocacy efforts to combat ageism. And thanks to CARP approved and recommended partners, members receive discounts on a wide range of products and services – benefits that enhance the value of membership and provide practical assistance to older adults in managing their finances.

CARP membership support creates major changes in government policies and protects the dignity of Canadians as we age. Members are also rewarded with discounts on over 100 everyday products and services they know and love from CARP’s trusted partners.

“Federal and provincial governments need to hear from Canadians on policies and legislation that sooner or later affect us all. CARP ensures that older Canadians’ voices are heard in Parliament and that vital political promises are made and kept.” - Moses Znaimer, Chairman of the Board


About CARP Chapters


Local Chapters of the Canadian Association of Retired Canadians provide members the opportunity to actively participate in CARP’s mission at the grassroots level. From coast to coast, they serve as the eyes and ears of their communities, identifying local and regional issues, and ensuring that the development of CARP’s advocacy policies are informed by the needs of its members.

Chapters operate independently with volunteer boards that engage their communities to promote awareness of CARP and its goals, with funding and support from the CARP’s National office. Chapters are responsible for developing programs, organizing social activities, recruiting new members, and promoting local and national advocacy initiatives.

CARP’s network of local Chapters across the country provides a friendly venue for like-minded people to meet, share ideas and experiences, and contribute to their communities by helping to lead the fight to end ageism.

How is CARP funded?

CARP, a nonprofit organization, operates independently of government funding for its advocacy mission. Instead, it relies on revenue generated from membership fees and contributions from educational partnerships to support its advocacy efforts. CARP has formed distinctive partnerships with ZoomerMedia Limited. Through ZoomerMedia, CARP gains access to a powerful network of television, radio, print, and internet media platforms that no other advocacy group in the country can match. Occasionally, special offers extended to CARP members may be identified as "CARP approved" or "CARP recommended." To qualify for any endorsement from CARP, advertisers partnering with ZoomerMedia undergo a thorough screening process conducted by CARP's Board of Directors..

Toll Free Member and Subscriber Support 1-833-211-2277 M-F 8 AM - 5 PM


Board Of Directors

Moses Znaimer

Chairman and President of the Board

Rudy Buttignol, C.M.

Vice Chair

Bill VanGorder


Maura Cohen


Ramona Kaptyn

Director at Large


Rudy Buttignol, C.M.


Bill VanGorder

Chief Policy Officer

Anthony Quinn

Chief Community & Benefits Officer

Jeanine Appleton-Bott

Chapter Relations Administrator

Ramona Kaptyn

B.C. Chief Advocacy & Communications Officer

Galina Fomina

Membership Marketing Manager

Marc Glassman

Communications Manager

Contact C.A.R.P. Français

CARP is an advocacy association of members. We are unable to provide personal assistance or support for individuals. If you are an individual in a health crisis, please go to your local emergency department.

For journalists and reporters, contact [email protected] (for quickest reply) or toll free 1-888-363-2279.

Your membership support is important to us.
If you have questions, contact us at:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-833-211-2277
8AM to 5PM Eastern Time

Advocacy is a key component of our mandate at C.A.R.P. As a grass-roots organization, we particularly value your input as C.A.R.P. members. If you have a cause you believe we need to address, please tell us by filling out our Advocacy Cause Form here.

C.A.R.P. Head Office

70 Jefferson Ave.
Toronto, ON
M6K 1Y4

Advocacy: [email protected]

Benefits: [email protected]

Questions or Comments About Your C.A.R.P. Membership

Here, you’ll find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about C.A.R.P. membership. Some responses will provide an opportunity for you to log in to CARP’S Online Customer Care Portal at my.carp.ca, as seen below.


To access your C.A.R.P. member benefits, you must be registered.

First step is to register with your email address and password.
Then you will be able to sign in.

Visit CARP.ca/join to order your C.A.R.P. membership.

Please log in to my.carp.ca. This is C.A.R.P.'s online Customer Care Portal.
If you have not already done so, be sure to register first. Once logged in, you may select "Give A Gift" at the top of the page.

Please log in to my.carp.ca. This is C.A.R.P.'s online Customer Care Portal.
If you have not already done so, be sure to register first. Here you will be able to update your mailing address.
If you are moving, please update your mailing address six weeks prior to your move to prevent correspondence being sent to your old address.

Please log in to my.carp.ca. This is C.A.R.P.'s online Customer Care Portal.
If you have not already done so, be sure to register first.
Here you will be able to:
1. add your email address
2. update your email address
3. remove your email address

Please log in to my.carp.ca This is C.A.R.P.'s online Customer Care Portal.
If you have not already done so, be sure to register first.
Here you will be able to unsubscribe from:
1. Selected C.A.R.P. newsletters
2. C.A.R.P.'s 3rd party mail
3. telephone solicitation

Delivery time for a C.A.R.P. membership card is 3-5 weeks from when your order is submitted. If you still have not received your C.A.R.P. card after 5 weeks log in to my.carp.ca to confirm your Account has been set up and that we have your correct mailing address.
If everything is in order, please notify our customer service department at [email protected] to have the card re-issued to you.
Note, while in my.carp.ca you can print a temporary card until the actual one arrves BY CLICKING ON THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

Login in to my.carp.ca to confirm your account has been set up and that we have your correct mailing address.
If everything is in order, please notify our customer service department at [email protected] to have a welcome package and member benefit guide issued to you.
Note, while in my.carp.ca you can view the member benefit guide BY CLICKING ON THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

In order to log in to my.carp.ca you must register first with your email address and password. If you have registered and are having trouble logging in, please double check that you have entered your information correctly. If you still cannot access your account, please follow the steps below to reset your CARP.ca password.
You can request a password reset by clicking on the "Forgot Password" link found at my.carp.ca. (See below)


After clicking the link you will receive an email from CARP.ca. Follow the instructions below to reset your password.
Password Reset: Open the email from CARP.ca with the Subject "Reset your CARP.ca Password". Please note the password reset link found in this email will expire after 24 hours.


Enter the password in the "New Password" and "Confirm Password" fields then click "Set Password".


You will see a confirmation that your password has been reset. Click "Back to Login".


Sign in with the email address associated with your C.A.R.P. account and enter the new password you just created and click "Sign in".


If you continue to experience problems, please email us at [email protected] providing your complete name, address and telephone number we can reach you at.

We will notify you by mail when it is time to renew your subscription. By renewing promptly, you can avoid both an interruption in service and future renewal reminders.
For faster service, renew at carp.ca/renew.
Or you may contact us at [email protected].

Log in to my.carp.ca select auto-renewal.
You will be notified before being charged each year.
Your membership will then renew automatically each year at our guranteed lowest rate. You can cancel at any time.

Your membership support is important to us.
If you have any other questions, contact us at:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: CARP - 8799 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1V1
Phone: 1-833-211-2277
Chat: Live Agent

Effective September 1, 2018

1. NEW and RENEWAL Orders for C.A.R.P. (1. C.A.R.P. only; 2. C.A.R.P. and Zoomer Magazine): C.A.R.P. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as of September 1, 2018. This new policy will provide 72 hours for the purchaser to cancel the order and receive a full refund. However, once the order (C.A.R.P. or C.A.R.P. and Zoomer Magazine, new or renewal) is placed, and 72 hours (3 days) have passed, then the purchaser decides to cancel the order, the purchaser will NOT receive their money back on the C.A.R.P. portion of the order. If the purchaser would like to cancel the order, they may do so, but the C.A.R.P. portion would NOT be refunded and sent to the purchaser. If the order included Zoomer Magazine, C.A.R.P. portion is non-refundable, the Zoomer portion will allow refunds on un-mailed issues, which would be refunded to the purchaser.

2. IMPORTANT NOTE: This new policy (where C.A.R.P. portion of orders is not refundable to the purchaser) will only impact orders that come in after September 1st, 2018. Customers who purchased or renewed before this date will be eligible to receive refunds on their C.A.R.P. membership as they will be grandfathered on the original terms and conditions that were in place at the time of purchase.

C.A.R.P. & ZoomerMedia Limited

CARP operates under a unique business model. Through our affiliation with ZoomerMedia, CARP has access to multiple media platforms. ZoomerMedia’s advertisers interested in reaching CARP’s audience provide a full slate of benefits to members, often covering the cost of membership.

In some cases, clicking on links in CARP's website or emails will lead to landing pages on the Zoomer Media website.

From time to time, special offers to CARP members are described as CARP approved or CARP recommended. ZoomerMedia advertisers will be screened by CARP’s Board of Directors in order to qualify for any CARP endorsement.