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How to engage in democracy between municipal elections
How to engage in democracy between municipal elections

The municipal government has a significant impact on our day-to-day lives. Municipal government is responsible for parks, the water system, roadways, recreational programs, some social […]

RTOERO’s Ontario advocacy meetings focus on system reconstruction post-pandemic
RTOERO’s Ontario advocacy meetings focus on system reconstruction post-pandemic

RTOERO volunteers and staff met with Ontario MPPs and government officials during the sixth annual Vibrant Voices Advocacy event on Oct. 24 and 25. During […]

Everyday ageism: Examples of ageism in our day-to-day lives
Everyday ageism: Examples of ageism in our day-to-day lives

Ageism, like other forms of oppression, plays out on different levels. Ageism exists within institutions and communities, within interpersonal relationships, and can be self-directed. And […]

Shifting the problem does not solve the problem: RTOERO signs joint letter expressing concern over Bill 7 in Ontario
Shifting the problem does not solve the problem: RTOERO signs joint letter expressing concern over Bill 7 in Ontario

RTOERO signed a joint letter to the Ontario Government to express grave concerns over Bill 7, More Beds, Better Care Act, 2022. Other signatories include: […]

How you can be involved in preventative public health efforts
How you can be involved in preventative public health efforts

There’s growing recognition that members of the public need to be involved in preventative public health projects. Many societal health problems are avoidable and designing […]

Pride at every age: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ aging in Canada
Pride at every age: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ aging in Canada

Our health and social service systems continue to be imperfect. Within healthcare and in the community older adults with intersectional identities face ageism plus other […]

A United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons to combat ageism and protect seniors
A United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons to combat ageism and protect seniors

On June 9, 2022, during the RTOERO Vibrant Voices webinar Human rights denied: Canadians against ageism, Margaret Gillis and Dr. Kiran Rabheru from the International […]

20 David Suzuki quotes to ponder and process
20 David Suzuki quotes to ponder and process

Dr. David Suzuki spoke to RTOERO members during a member webinar and, unsurprisingly, his talk was eloquent and urgent. It left our members and staff […]

How to advocate for issues that matter to you
How to advocate for issues that matter to you

Let’s face it; there’s no shortage of issues to care about and advocate for. It might seem like you need to be part of a […]