Seniors

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

  1. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive
  2. Fostering economic development, boosting tourism, and promoting Atlantic Canada’s unique places and experiences are key to building strong communities. The Government of Canada is investing in the Town of Port Hawkesbury to re-invigorate its waterfront, creating new business opportunities and a welcoming, accessible space for residents and visitors to explore.
  3. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is committed to making it easier for Canadians to find, apply for, and manage federal benefits.
  4. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will announce support to re-energize the waterfront in Port Hawkesbury.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, accompanied by the Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Heath MacDonald, will announce community-based projects receiving funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Projects will support seniors in the Miltonvale Park Municipality in Prince Edward Island.
  8. 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.
  9. The Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, accompanied by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will announce community-based projects receiving funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Projects will support seniors in Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe, New Brunswick.
  10. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting seniors after a lifetime of hard work. That’s why the Government of Canada has taken historic measures to improve financial security for the oldest seniors.
  11. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting seniors after a lifetime of hard work. Seniors deserve a dignified retirement after having helped shape Canada into the country that it is. The Government continues to make seniors’ financial well-being a top priority. Since 2015, the Government has provided tangible support to seniors.
  12. The Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, accompanied by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will announce changes to the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
  13. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Montréal on Wednesday to visit Saint-Patrick Square Seniors Residence. The Minister will be available for interviews following the visit to discuss the New Horizon for Seniors Program, increases to Old Age Security for those over 75, as well as the new Age Well at Home program.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Halifax County will benefit from infrastructure and energy efficiency upgrades to help bring people back to public spaces
  17. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make virtual announcements regarding support for four community organizations.
  18. The Municipality of Argyle will benefit from trail upgrades to help bring people back to public spaces safely
  19. Government of Canada to announce support for community infrastructure in Dartmouth
  20. Today, Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, issued the following statement:
  21. After a lifetime of hard work, seniors want to live healthy, safe and independent lives. Many seniors want to stay at home for as long as possible, in the communities that support them. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canadian seniors have all the supportive care they need to help them age at home, thereby increasing their sense of belonging and connection to the communities they live in.
  22. The Age Well at Home initiative is a new federal grants and contributions program. The funding supports projects that enable seniors to age in place by providing support under two streams:
  23. A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate well paying jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
  24. Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, will make an announcement regarding support for an innovative technology firm in Halifax working to improve the lives of patients in long-term care. MP Diab will be joined the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement.
  25. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in Louisbourg
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting vulnerable, low-income seniors who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. $20 a month high-speed Internet will help connect hundreds of thousands of low-income families and seniors
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  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 $274,000 in nine community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Carole Estabrooks is an applied health services researcher focusing on knowledge translation and aging.
  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 $328,000 in six community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.