Seniors and Elders

May 22, 2015
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie released her report, “Seniors Housing in B.C., Affordable, Appropriate, Available.” Among the 18 recommendations in the report, Mackenzie proposes a new initiative...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
July 30, 2014
Right now, the House of Commons and a committee of the Senate are reviewing a federal government Bill that will deprive elderly immigrants of equal access to benefits that make sure seniors don’t...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
June 17, 2014
A 10-year plan which is supposed to address the needs of people with disabilities in British Columbia is not going over well with advocates. Jane Dyson, Executive Director of the BC Coalition of...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, Welfare, British Columbia
March 19, 2014
Isobel Mackenzie has been named B.C.'s first seniors' advocate by B.C.'s Health Minister Terry Lake on Wednesday morning. Mackenzie has been working for seniors for 18 years, most recently as...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
February 5, 2014
The Canada Pension Plan webpage is well laid out and provides information about Old Age Security and the Canada Pension Plan. Le site web de la Régime de pensions du Canada a une disposition utile et...
Keywords: Online Resource , Bilingual, cpp, Seniors and Elders, Government information, All of Canada
February 4, 2014
Representatives of the Cambridge and North Dumfries Social Planning Council provided Cambridge city council with its annual Community Trends Report. At Meals on Wheels the number of subsidized...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Seniors and Elders, Women, Ontario
January 22, 2014
The Canadian Centre for Elder Law has just published a series of educational tools on fraud awareness, designed specifically for seniors, entitled Be a Savvy Senior: Fraud Protection Strategies for...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
November 26, 2013
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has put together a report and short video that shows that after a year and a half only 6% of the BC Ombudsperson’s recommendations for addressing crisis in...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
October 3, 2013
For the last year, the Older Women’s Dialogue Project has been exploring the pressing law and social policy issues impacting older women and what they can do to address these barriers to improve the...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, Women, British Columbia
July 18, 2013
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has created the Seniors Care Project where they work for policy changes to ensure that BC seniors can age and die with dignity, and to improve conditions for...
Keywords: Online Resource , Government Policy, Health, Seniors and Elders, seniors policy, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Multimedia, Reports and documents
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