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 response to Ontario poverty reduction consultation
RTOERO response to Ontario poverty reduction consultation

June 4, 2020

RTOERO responds to Ontario poverty reduction strategy consultation As the Ontario government updates its poverty reduction strategy, RTOERO urges the government to consider how its […]

RTOERO response to 2020 Ontario budget consultation
RTOERO response to 2020 Ontario budget consultation

June 4, 2020

In preparing the 2020 budget, RTOERO urges the Ontario government to consider how its investments will improve the quality of life for seniors, our communities […]

Vibrant Voices campaign amplifies seniors’ views during Ontario election Federal Retirees, RTOERO partner to highlight key issues for members, seniors
Vibrant Voices campaign amplifies seniors’ views during Ontario election Federal Retirees, RTOERO partner to highlight key issues for members, seniors

June 3, 2020

RTOERO and the National Association of Federal Retirees (Federal Retirees) have partnered to launch Vibrant Voices, an advocacy campaign to represent the interests and concerns […]

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.