Canada-wide - Seniors and elders

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: Government Policy, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
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: cpp, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
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...
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The CCEL is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults in their relationship to the law. They conduct research, outreach and public legal education on elder law issues. They are working on a...
Keywords: assisted living, elder law, financial literacy, older women, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
A new Centre for Policy Alternatives report, Working After Age 65: What is at Stake?, looks at some of the realities of working past age 65, and examines the potential impact of increasing the OAS...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
The Caledon Institute has put together a report that declares that substantive evidence does not support that Old Age Security will be unsustainable in the future. This is a political statement...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
From the CCPA site: Old Age Security (OAS) is the basic building block of Canada’s retirement income system. Canadians build on that foundation, saving for their retirement with benefits from the...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
The Older Adult Knowledge Network (Oaknet) is a website of the Legal Resource Centre of Alberta. It has information on how Canadian law protects and affects older adults including information on...
Keywords: Alberta, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
This federal government website is loaded with useful information for Canadian seniors. Comme le titre suggére, ce site est rempli avec de l'information utile pour les aînés.
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
The Social Security Tribunal (SST) is an administrative tribunal that provides appeal processes for Employment Insurance (EI), the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), and Old Age Security (OAS) decisions. The...
Keywords: Legal Research, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
FSNA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to protecting the rights and enhancing the benefits of federal retirees. Their website also contains valuable information relevant to all seniors,...
Keywords: federal government, Organizing, pension, retirees, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
This site, now over ten years old, has an amazing amount of links and is updated on a weekly basis. Everything you need to know about government policy, welfare rates, social policy, poverty...
Keywords: Disability, Family, Foodbanks and Food, government, Government Policy, Housing, Human Rights, Indigenous, Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, social policy, social research, statistics, Unemployment, All of Canada
National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
A blog post on the Progressive Economics Forum, "Falling Poverty Among the Elderly - A Canadian Success Story," describes how the poverty rate for seniors has fallen from 11.3% in 1989 to just 5.4%...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
According to a Statistics Canada report, A Portrait of Seniors in Canada (in HTML and in PDF) although the financial situation of seniors has improved over the past quarter century, senior women who...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Québec, All of Canada
On this page: Contribuition Requirements Minimum Qualifying Period Record of Earnings Contribution Requirements The first thing that the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada considers...
Keywords: Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
When is a disability "prolongued"? Once the minister has established that an applicant meets the minimum qualifying period (MQP), he or she goes on to determine whether the applicant’s disability is...
Keywords: Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
When is a disability "severe"? The most common reason why the minister will deny an application for disability benefits is because the medical condition is not considered to be “severe.” Section 42(2...
Keywords: Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
The Appeal Structure There are three possible levels in the appeal process: A Reconsideration Request The CPP Review Tribunal The Pension Appeals Board A Reconsideration Request If an application...
Keywords: Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
The Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives (Link removed - No longer exists) writes a response to a mistake which appeared in the Toronto Star. The newspaper wrote that an adult refugee recieved...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada