Seniors

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

  1. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Winnipeg to announce New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for community-based projects to support seniors across the country.
  4. Atlantic Canadian tourism organizations and operators are working hard to recover from pandemic challenges and find new approaches to deliver world-class tourism experiences that tell the stories of the region, and what makes it such a special visitor destination. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the Cape Breton Miners Museum in the expansion of an enhanced visitor experience that preserves and commemorates Cape Breton’s coal mining legacy.
  5. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  6. The Government of Canada invests more than $22,000 in two community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  7. 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 virtual announcements regarding support for two community organizations.
  8. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada will make targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow the economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind. Today, Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Rouge Park and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, visited the Malvern Family Resource Centre to highlight investments that will support making life more affordable for Canadians.
  9. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting vulnerable, low-income seniors who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  10. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an important announcement highlighting Budget 2022’s investments to make life more affordable for Canadians.
  11. Minister Ien highlights investments to make life more affordable in Budget 2022. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an important announcement highlighting Budget 2022’s investments to make life more affordable for Canadians.
  12. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Kitchener-Waterloo to highlight Budget 2022 funding that invests in affordable housing and benefits for seniors and strategies to ensure a more affordable life for all Canadians. The Minister will be accompanied by Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga.
  13. $20 a month high-speed Internet will help connect hundreds of thousands of low-income families and seniors
  14. Seniors are important members of our communities. To better serve Canadians, the Government of Canada is seeking advice on seniors’ issues to inform ongoing work that helps Canadians age with dignity and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security.
  15. Réjean Hébert is a geriatrician with Montréal’s regional public health department and a full professor with the Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy at Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health (ESPUM). He was dean of ESPUM from 2017 to 2019. He works on home care and long-term care financing.
  16. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  17. The Government of Canada invests more than $274,000 in nine community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  18. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will make virtual announcements regarding support for nine community organizations.
  19. Organizations that provide training and vocational opportunities for people living with challenges help ensure that Canadians of all abilities have a chance to participate fully in the economy. That is why the Government of Canada is proud to help Corridor Community Options for Adults relocate and expand to increase offerings for its clients.
  20. Seniors are important members of our communities. To better serve Canadians, the Government of Canada is seeking advice on seniors’ issues to inform ongoing work that helps Canadians age with dignity and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security.
  21. Carole Estabrooks is an applied health services researcher focusing on knowledge translation and aging.
  22. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  23. The Government of Canada invests more than $328,000 in six community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  24. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on International Women’s Day. “Happy International Women’s Day! Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls, in all their diversity, who are breaking down barriers, lifting each other up, and making the world a better place.
  25. The Government of Canada invested $2.2 million for three organizations to support healthy living behaviours in older adults. The projects will enable innovative and integrated approaches to promoting healthy living and addressing the common risk factors for chronic disease.
  26. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), issued a statement in recognition of International Women’s Day.
  27. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  28. The Government of Canada invests more than $215,000 in five community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  29. Minister Vandal to Announce Support for Green Infrastructure in Saskatchewan
  30. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians experiencing financial hardship, including vulnerable and low-income seniors, by providing them with COVID-19-related supports and benefits.
  31. The Government of Canada continues to make seniors' financial well-being a top priority. Since 2015, the Government has provided supports to seniors such as:
  32. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  33. 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 virtual announcements regarding support for four community organizations.
  34. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  35. Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, will make a funding announcement regarding support for a community organization in Mount Uniacke.
  36. Statement by the Minister of Natural Resources on the Evolving Situation in Ukraine
  37. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Canadians. Seniors are among those who have been disproportionately impacted. This has highlighted the need for governments to work together to address issues facing seniors in Canada.
  38. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, along with Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors, announced the signing of a SLTCF agreement with Nova Scotia.
  39. 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 virtual announcements regarding support for four community organizations.
  40. As the global pandemic continues in Canada, the Government will continue to support vulnerable, low-income seniors who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  41. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  42. The Government of Canada invests more than $127,000 in two community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  43. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  44. The Government of Canada invests more than $880,000 in nine community shared spaces and two tourism businesses to stimulate local economies, create jobs, boost tourism, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  45. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will make two virtual announcements regarding support for two community organizations.
  46. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  47. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  48. The Government of Canada invests more than $104,000 in two community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  49. The Government of Canada invests more than $126,000 in two community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  50. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.