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Canada needs a national seniors strategy

Canadians are living longer, healthier lives than ever before.

We need a health care system that can keep up.

Along with our 60,000 Demand a Plan supporters, we continue to press all levels of government to develop a seniors care plan.

 

Five key seniors care recommendations

CMA’s 2018 pre-budget brief provides key recommendations directed at improving the care of Canada’s growing seniors population. Our five recommendations will not only lead to enhanced efficiencies in health care delivery but will also better support Canadian families and equip caregivers to care for their loved ones while contributing to other sectors of the economy.

HUMA submission on seniors care

The federal government’s Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development’s study on a national seniors strategy began as a result of MP Marc Serré (Nickel Belt) passing a motion in the House of Commons to create a national seniors strategy. Serré was inspired to write his motion when stories from Demand a Plan started bubbling up in his Northern Ontario riding.

The CMA’s submission to this committee proposes 15 recommendations for how government can support vulnerable seniors while preparing for the diverse and increasing seniors population of the future.

Demand a seniors plan for Canada

To help spread the word on the need for action, Demand a Plan supporters have written over 100,000 letters and emails to their MPs and provincial legislators demanding better health care for seniors in Canada. They’ve also shared countless messages of support on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Here are five ways to join the movement and support the call for better care for Canada’s seniors.