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.

Auditor General Report on Pandemic Readiness/Response in LTC: RTOERO Response to Ontario Government
Auditor General Report on Pandemic Readiness/Response in LTC: RTOERO Response to Ontario Government

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RTOERO response to 2021 New Brunswick public health care consultation
RTOERO response to 2021 New Brunswick public health care consultation

We recently submitted the following response to a consultation on health care in New Brunswick. We respond to public consultation opportunities that align with our […]

Webinar: Our Earth, our responsibility
Webinar: Our Earth, our responsibility

Taking care of the environment is our responsibility. This webinar features: Kelly Bannister, Co-Director, POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria Katia Bannister, Leader, […]

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.