Seniors

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

  1. Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney – Victoria, will announce support for five projects in Cape Breton County to help recover, repair and rebuild their facilities.
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  3. On February 22, 2024, Minister O’Regan, on behalf of Minister Saks, is announcing close to $800,000 in funding to the University of Toronto to implement and test a community-based response intervention to the mistreatment of older persons in Canada. This funding is part of PHAC’s family violence investment.
  4. The Honourable Seamus O'Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Seniors, on behalf of the Honourable Ya'ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will announce funding to prevent and address the mistreatment of older persons in Toronto.
  5. The Minister of Labour and Seniors, Seamus O’Regan Jr., will speak about how the Government of Canada is supporting seniors at the Canadian Association of Retired Persons Annual General Meeting in Toronto.
  6. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, and check in with family and friends.
  7. Every senior deserves to age in health, in safety, and in dignity. Everyone should have the choice to age at home, in their communities.
  8. The Age Well at Home initiative is a one-time federal grants and contributions initiative.
  9. The Minister for Seniors, Seamus O’Regan Jr., will visit Connections for Seniors in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to participate in a community outreach food delivery and announce funding for projects across Canada under the Age Well at Home Initiative.
  10. The Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, will be Mississauga to announce funding for projects under the Age Well at Home initiative. The In-Home Supports Pilot Projects stream will provide organizations support in helping seniors stay in their homes.
  11. The Government of Canada is modernizing and strengthening the way it delivers key statutory benefits to Canadians through the Benefits Delivery Modernization Programme.
  12. Good social policy cannot be created in a vacuum – it must be informed by both professional expertise and lived experience. This is why the Government of Canada’s Opportunity For All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy commits to the formation of a National Advisory Council on Poverty to provide advice on how the federal government can best address and reduce the impact of poverty on our citizens.
  13. The Government of Canada is creating new digital solutions to make it easier for Canadians to find, apply for, and manage benefits and services using their preferred method with the government.
  14. It is our responsibility as Canadians to make sure that the seniors who built this country can age with dignity and security. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the local organizations that support our seniors by empowering them and contributing to their health and well-being.
  15. 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.
  16. The Minister for Seniors, Seamus O’Regan Jr., will be in Malpeque to announce investments through the New Horizons for Seniors Program to fund 25 community-based projects improving seniors’ health and well-being across Prince Edward Island.
  17. The Government of Canada is committed to enhancing the quality of life of Canadian seniors, so everyone can age with dignity and choice. Today, the Minister of Labour and Seniors, Seamus O’Regan Jr., launched a multi-year funding opportunity for projects that will help enhance the social inclusion of seniors in communities across Canada.
  18. The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors. The NHSP provides funding to organizations to help ensure that seniors can benefit from, and contribute to, the quality of life in their communities.
  19. 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.
  20. Minister Seamus O’Regan Jr. celebrates National Seniors Day
  21. The Age Well at Home initiative (AWAH) is a one-time federal grants and contributions initiative. It includes two streams:
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Government of Canada to launch call for proposals for community-based projects to support seniors
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will announce an investment to fund 19 community-based projects to support seniors in Windsor, Ontario.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  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. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Government of Canada supports community revitalization and inclusive social participation
  49. 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.
  50. 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.