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.

Webinar: The Aging Continuum – Secure the Support Necessary for The Journey
Webinar: The Aging Continuum – Secure the Support Necessary for The Journey

We welcomed Anita Plunkett, R.P.N. Cert. Ad.Ed and  Grace Welch, Volunteer Champlain Region Family Council (CRFCN, Member Ottawa Council on Aging (COA) to discuss the […]

Rebuilding long-term care from the ground up
Rebuilding long-term care from the ground up

By Dr. Paula Rochon, Dr. Nathan Stall and Barbara Miszkiel This article originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of the RTOERO Foundation newsletter. Long-term […]

A Tribute to Valerie Mah
A Tribute to Valerie Mah

Sometimes in life there is a person whose very essence is kindness and goodness. That is an apt description of Valerie Mah. If the late […]

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.