Public Engagement on Changes to Old Age Security

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF urge the federal government to institute public dialogue and consultation prior to any changes to the status quo Old Age Security benefits.

Number:
1
Section:
Pensions

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Age for Pension Eligibility

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF advise the federal government that our organization is totally opposed to raising the age of eligibility for pensions beyond the present 65 years of age.

Number:
6
Section:
Pensions

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Affordable Housing for Seniors

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF lobby the federal government and all other levels of government to pass into law provisions for a federal housing policy and provisions for adequate and affordable housing for all Canadian seniors.

Number:
1
Section:
Environment

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The Royal Commission on the future of Healthcare

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF demand of government the implementation of all recommendations of the Royal Commission on the future of Healthcare in Canada, chaired by the Honourable Roy Romanow. (Convention 2012)

Number:
1
Section:
Health

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Group Health Centres

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF advocate and support the establishment of Group Health Centres using the Sault Ste. Marie Group Health Centre as a model.

Number:
11
Section:
Health

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Guidelines for Psychotropic Drugs

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF urge the federal government to develop guidelines for the use and administration of psychotropic drugs based on best practices and sound research.

Number:
14
Section:
Health

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Federal Anti-smoking Education

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF call on all levels of government to initiate educational programmes that will discourage and prevent youth from starting to smoke.

Number:
13
Section:
Health

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Federal Cancer Funding

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF call on all levels of the federal government to pledge resources to efforts to find a cure for cancer within the next ten years.

Number:
12
Section:
Health

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Eye Care Coverage

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF urge provincial governments to support regular eyesight examinations for all seniors by a qualified doctor or optometrist and further that the NPF urge the federal government to include eye care coverage for all seniors under the Canada Health Act.

Number:
2
Section:
Health

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Physician Care for Seniors

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF petition Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons to promote family practice physicians to:

a. Maintain an updated and accurate listing of physicians who are accepting new patients; and

b. Encourage family physicians to accept complex cases and ensure responsible continuity for the care of seniors, especially those with multiple and complex needs.

Number:
3
Section:
Health

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