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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 […]

How to be an ally
How to be an ally

The world needs more allies—there’s no denying that. Mobilizing allies is the only way to effectively address the many disparities in our communities and institutions. […]

Anti-racism and anti-oppression in Canada: Promote equity through children’s books
Anti-racism and anti-oppression in Canada: Promote equity through children’s books

Books help to shape our thinking and perspectives—this is true for children and adults. It’s essential to be intentional about book choices if you want […]

The nuances of ageism: How intersectionality can impact the experience of aging
The nuances of ageism: How intersectionality can impact the experience of aging

Ageism has significant individual and societal consequences. When ageism intersects with other forms of bias, individuals’ implications can worsen. Canada will soon be a super-aged […]

Healthy at any age: Understanding wellness across the lifespan
Healthy at any age: Understanding wellness across the lifespan

In a society that values youth and physical appearance, aging may seem like something to try to avoid. But everyone ages. It’s natural. Canada will […]

Webinar: The Women’s Age Lab and gendered ageism with focus on older women
Webinar: The Women’s Age Lab and gendered ageism with focus on older women

Presented by the RTOERO Foundation and featuring Dr. Paula Rochon, RTOERO Chair in Geriatric Medicine and Dr. Rachel Savage, epidemiologist and a Research Scientist at […]