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

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Webinar: Saving the forest … saving us
Webinar: Saving the forest … saving us

Presented for RTOERO members by Diana Beresford-Kroeger, World-recognized author, medical biochemist and botanist in October 2021 The natural world is under siege. That includes human […]

Webinar: Building an eldercare system that actually cares
Webinar: Building an eldercare system that actually cares

Presented by André Picard, Globe and Mail health reporter and columnist in September 2021 Health care systems have dismally failed older Canadians for decades. During […]

Webinar: Ageism and intersectionality
Webinar: Ageism and intersectionality

Regional Diversity Roundtable Executive Director Varsha Naik and Coordinator Taranum Khan share what intersectionality is and how it relates to ageism as it intersects with […]

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.