Advocacy

We speak up on issues that affect Canadians – at any age

Older adults are the fastest-growing age group in Canada. Together with our members and partners, we advocate for critical policy improvements to address urgent needs now and create a more secure and compassionate future for everyone.

Key issues

National Seniors Strategy

Older Canadians are the fastest-growing segment of our population, but gaps in healthcare and social policies are creating barriers to seniors’ independence and inclusion. A coordinated National Seniors Strategy, with dedicated funding and accountable goals, will ensure we meet the evolving needs of seniors.

Geriatric Healthcare

Canada’s population is aging. In 2012, almost one in seven Canadians was a senior. Now the number is more than one in six. By 2030, that will jump to nearly one in four. Our health care system (and social systems) needs to re-think how to address the rising needs of this huge demographic.

Environmental Stewardship

Responsible use of resources, conservation, protecting our air, land and water — improving in all areas is critical to a sustainable future.

Advocacy updates and resources

RTOERO calls for election of age-friendly candidates in B.C.
RTOERO calls for election of age-friendly candidates in B.C.

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020 When British Columbians go to the polls on Oct. 24, RTOERO is urging them to elect age-friendly candidates. Through a digital campaign, […]

RTOERO calls for election of age-friendly candidates in Saskatchewan
RTOERO calls for election of age-friendly candidates in Saskatchewan

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020 When Saskatchewanians go to the polls on Oct. 26, RTOERO is urging them to elect age-friendly candidates. Through a digital campaign, RTOERO […]

RTOERO hosts virtual Queen’s Park advocacy day
RTOERO hosts virtual Queen’s Park advocacy day

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020 RTOERO volunteers and staff will meet with MPPs and government officials during the fourth annual Vibrant Voices Advocacy event on Oct. 1, […]

Vibrant Voices advocacy partners

Vibrant Voices is a community-based advocacy campaign supported by nine organizations, representing more than two million older adults and their families.