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CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’ promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from ageism. “CARP” stands for the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, and is our historic and corporate name. CARP members need not be retired, nor is age a barrier for membership in our association. Anyone who supports our mission is welcome to join CARP.
CARP has over 330,000 members and 25 chapters across Canada.
Our Mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.
Our Vision is to have a society in which everyone can live active, independent, purposeful lives as they age.
Our Mission declares that CARP is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Canadians as we age by:
- Advocating for social change that will bring financial security, equitable and timely access to health care and freedom from discrimination and ageism;
- Ensuring that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and providing value-added benefits, products and services to members;
- and building a sense of community.
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.
About CARP Chapters
CARP Chapters provide the opportunity for CARP members to participate actively in CARP’s mission. Chapters rely on volunteer members who engage with each other and their community to promote awareness of CARP and our goals. Chapters serve as the voice of the national association to local members and community stakeholders. At the same time, Chapters are the eyes and ears of members, reporting back to the National Office with the interests and concerns of their Chapter by identifying local and regional issues and ensuring the development of CARP advocacy takes into account the needs and wishes of members. Chapters operate independently, with volunteer boards responsible for recruiting new members, developing engaging programs and activities and promoting local and national advocacy platforms.
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How is CARP funded?
CARP is a nonprofit organization and does not receive government operating funding. Its advocacy mission is funded through membership fees and through contributions from our affinity partnerships. Through its affiliation with Zoomer Media, CARP has access to multiple media platforms. Advertisers interested in reaching our audience provide a full slate of benefits to members, often covering the cost of membership.