Seniors

The Canadian Government News Centre offers you quick access to news specific to the senior population.

  1. Accessing services is the most frequent and important way Canadians interact with the government. To help mark National Seniors Day, Minister of Citizens’ Services Terry Beech highlighted new services for seniors, and all Canadians, in planning for a secure and dignified retirement.
  2. Minister Seamus O’Regan Jr. celebrates National Seniors Day
  3. The Age Well at Home initiative (AWAH) is a one-time federal grants and contributions initiative. It includes two streams:
  4. After a lifetime of hard work, seniors want to live healthy, safe and independent lives. They should have the choice to age at home, in their communities. The Government of Canada is investing in organizations that are making this choice possible for more Canadians.
  5. Canada’s population of seniors is rapidly growing. As we work to help every Canadian age with dignity and choice, we must ensure that our public policy reflects the lived experiences of Canadian seniors and their supporters.
  6. Seniors have made and continue to make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting local organizations that empower seniors, promote engagement within their communities and contribute to their health and well-being.
  7. Seniors have made and continue to make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting local organizations that empower seniors, promote engagement within their communities and contribute to their health and well-being.
  8. The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  9. Government of Canada to launch call for proposals for community-based projects to support seniors
  10. Seniors have made and continue to make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting local organizations that empower seniors, promote engagement within their communities and contribute to their health and well-being.
  11. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  12. Michael V. Mcleod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Labour and Seniors, Seamus O’Regan Jr., will announce funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program for four community-based projects to support seniors in Yellowknife. This investment will assist local organizations in empowering seniors within their communities.
  13. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, announced the launch of a public online consultation to support the development of a Safe LTC Act.
  14. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  15. Seniors have made and continue to make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting local organizations that empower seniors, promote engagement within their communities and contribute to their health and well-being.
  16. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will announce an investment to fund 19 community-based projects to support seniors in Windsor, Ontario.
  17. After a lifetime of hard work, seniors want to live healthy, safe and independent lives. Many seniors want to stay in the homes they built and the communities that support them for as long as possible. The Government of Canada is committed to helping seniors to age in the right place.
  18. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Edmonton to announce funding for projects under the Age Well at Home initiative. The Scaling Up for Seniors stream will provide organizations support in helping seniors stay in their homes.
  19. Seniors have made and continue to make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting local organizations that empower seniors, promote engagement within their communities and contribute to their health and well-being.
  20. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  21. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will announce an investment to fund 14 community based projects to support seniors in London, Ontario. The Minister will be accompanied by Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, and Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West.
  22. Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  23. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. Having access to vibrant, interactive spaces is important for health and wellbeing in every corner of our country. Breathing new life into our communities also stimulates local economies, creates jobs, and improves the quality of life for Canadians.
  24. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make an announcement regarding support for the Porters Lake Commnity Service Organization.
  25. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities.
  26. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Winnipeg to announce federal investments in community-based projects across the country under the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
  27. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement regarding support for the Community Support Society of River John.
  28. As Canada moves toward a greener future, communities that rely on coal to fuel their economies are building up other sectors to continue growing and create local employment. For many, the tourism sector is already a key economic driver, and it is important that communities are resourced and ready to create offerings that highlight local strengths and assets.
  29. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement to support tourism growth for a local hot spot in Trenton.
  30. Government of Canada supports community revitalization and inclusive social participation
  31. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Thunder Bay to highlight investments to strengthen public health care and support health care workers across Canada.
  32. Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, recently completed a successful visit to New York where she participated in the 13th Session of the United Nations (UN) Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. The Working Group considers the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identifies possible gaps and how to best address them, including by considering, as appropriate, the feasibility of further instruments and measures.
  33. The Government of Canada highlights National Caregiver Day
  34. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be at Niagara College to highlight federal budget investments in a Strong Middle Class, an Affordable Economy, and a Healthy Future.
  35. Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, today announced she will be in New York to participate in the 13th Session of the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA), which is taking place from April 3 to 6, 2023. OEWGA considers the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identifies possible gaps on how to best address them, including by considering, as appropriate, the feasibility of further instruments and measures. The 13th Session will focus on the right to health and access to health services and social inclusion.
  36. Government of Canada supports inclusive, family-friendly recreation hub
  37. Government of Canada to announce support to revitalize community green space in Cape Breton
  38. The Honourable Kamal Khera, Canada’s Minister of Seniors, announced today that Canada has joined the United Nations (UN) Open-ended Working Group on Ageing’s (OEWGA) Informal Cross-Regional Core Group.
  39. Today, the Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced $2.5 million in funding to the Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH).
  40. Government of Canada to announce support for Seniors Centre upgrades in Halifax
  41. Older Canadians are important and integral members of our communities. The Government of Canada is seeking advice to inform ongoing work that helps Canadians age with dignity, safety, comfort and respect and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security.
  42. Marie Beaulieu has been appointed as a member of the National Seniors Council for a term of three years, beginning January 27, 2023.
  43. Every senior in Canada deserves to live in dignity, safety, comfort and respect, regardless of where they live. The Government of Canada is committed to meeting the needs of seniors, including helping to ensure they can access the safe, quality health care they need and deserve.
  44. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for the local economy to thrive
  45. Fairview, Nova Scotia is home to over 17,000 residents—and a community hub that helps them thrive. The Fairview Resource Centre delivers programs ranging from senior and parenting support to skill-building and assistance with basic needs. To help the centre extend its free services to more members of the community, the Government of Canada is investing in accessibility and efficiency upgrades at the centre this year.
  46. The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, will make an announcement regarding support for the Fairview Resource Centre.
  47. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  48. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  49. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  50. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.