The official launch of the newly-formed Canadian Coalition Against Ageism took place in Toronto in late November. The BC Seniors Advocate is one of the founding members of the Coalition, along with other organizations and experts that are committed to ending ageism. Organizations supporting the initiative include ILC Canada, CNPEA, Can Age, Help Age Canada, the International Federation on Ageing, RTOERO, and the National Pensioners Federation.
The coalition’s goal is to combat ageism, focus on strengthening, protecting and promoting the human rights of older adults and “encourage the Canadian government and the United Nations to support recommendations from the World Health Organization’s Global Report on Ageism”. The event was also an opportunity to connect with the seniors advocates in Newfoundland and New Brunswick to discuss common issues impacting older Canadians.
To read the UN Global Report on Ageism, visit: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240016866