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.

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Why we need to take a life-course approach to healthy aging
Why we need to take a life-course approach to healthy aging

Healthy aging outcomes are affected by various life factors, not only things that happen in older age. A life-course approach considers the whole person throughout […]

RTOERO hosts inaugural Future of Aging Summit in Toronto
RTOERO hosts inaugural Future of Aging Summit in Toronto

International experts to discuss groundbreaking strategies and innovations for embracing longevity and prioritizing life quality With nearly 25 per cent of Canadians becoming seniors by […]

Future of aging: 5 trends to follow
Future of aging: 5 trends to follow

Future of Aging Summit brings together global thought leaders, changemakers in a call to action A rapidly aging population is among the myriad of challenges […]

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.