The Calgary Chapter lists more than 3,500 members. Plus, there are more than 14,000 throughout Alberta. Our strength in numbers ensures our influence with governments at all levels.
We are a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all Canadians as we age.
The three pillars of CARP, the ABCs, are Advocacy, Benefits, and Community. We advocate on policy issues related to Health Care, Financial Security, and against age discrimination, ensuring that all citizens have the right to continue working, driving and living independently for as long as possible, with financial and physical security. We support those policies we see as beneficial, and offer alternatives where we see negatives issues. Our Chapter works with the national office on national events, benefits and issues, but primarily focuses on issues and concerns specific to Alberta.
On the Benefits side, CARP provides a variety of savings through our affinity partners. Check with the National Website for more information.
Our Community is our strength! Every new member strengthens CARPs influence. The core value of CARP is a commitment to the rights and dignity of every individual, regardless of age, with financial security, good health and freedom from discrimination as guiding principles. We partner with other CARP chapters and other Seniors’ organizations to present a common message and voice to governments.
The membership tries to have meetings four times a year, including one annual general meeting in May where we select our organizing committees. Other special events are held during the year, sometimes in the form of information presentations, and sometimes just for fun.
Members are kept in touch with local activities, events and promotions through the CARP website and through our CARP Calgary Facebook page and a chapter newsletter emailed to all members who have supplied an e-mail address. If you have not received our news letters, please let us know by e-mailing [email protected]. If you are a CARP member we will add you to the list.
We also use automated phone calls to advise of upcoming events.
We believe that the best ideas and talents may still be available and untapped among our membership at large. If you would like to become actively involved, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at [email protected].