WHEREAS here is a dramatic demographic shift in Canada: today there are more seniors in Canada than youth under age 15, and 1 in 6 Canadians is a senior and in 14 years, 1 in 4 Canadians will be a senior, and
WHEREAS Canada needs to prepare for these dramatically changing demographics and the unique needs of seniors, and
WHEREAS a National Seniors Strategy would ensure that many of the issues important to seniors are listened to and addressed, and
FURTHER WHEREAS MP Marc Serré’s (Nickel Belt) motion to develop a national seniors strategy was voted on and passed by Parliament on May 22,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation lobby the Federal Government and the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development to support the development and implementation of a national seniors strategy for Canada.
Submitted by COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS of BC