- Constitutional Issues
- Financial Institutions
- Justice and Law Enforcement
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policies or Program
- National Dementia Strategy including comprehensive caregiver support, better training and expertise among medical professionals and national standards and funding for specialized home care and long term care
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) - CARP supports the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada and is lobbying the government to bring forward legislation that is consistent with the Court's Carter ruling.
- Creation of a pan-Canadian Securities Regulator (Capital Markets Regulatory Authority) to better coordinate and enforce protections for investors. Once created, the Authority will be the single regulator administering the proposed uniform provincial-territorial Capital Markets Act and complementary federal Capital Markets Stability Act. When passed, these acts would form the legislative cornerstones of the new Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System.
- Informal Caregiver Strategy- CARP recommends that the federal government commit to the implementation of a National Caregiver Strategy to ensure that family caregivers can continue their vital social role by providing them with financial support, workplace protection as well integration with the formal Health Care System.
- Old Age Security, Spousal Allowance & Guaranteed Income Supplement
- amend the Old Age Security Act to provide automatic enrolment application for supplement, retroactive payments and other amendments).
- Immediately increase levels of OAS and GIS to bring the guaranteed income to at least the low income cut off (LICO) appropriate for urban centres.
- Removal of claw backs in GIS for casual earnings, modest amounts of other income
- Extend OAS allowance to individuals based on income regardless of marital status
- Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) - Moratorium or elimination of mandated RRIF withdrawals
- Universal Pension Plan Proposal - CARP recommends that federal legislators establish a supplementary pension plan modeled on the CPP to be universally accessible, affordable, professionally managed, independent of government and employers, providing a target benefit; support modest CPP enhancement as first step to improving retirement security
Policies or Program
- A National Health Care strategy to strengthen the capacity of the healthcare system to respond to changing demographics and demands for more community based care, equitable access to treatment and medication and end of life care, greater emphasis on prevention and national standards of care.
- Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy -
legislate a duty to report with whistleblower protection and resources to respond to reports;
training, specialized investigative and prosecutorial resources to detect, investigate and prosecute elder abuse;
sustained funding for victim support services and resources including hot lines, counsellors and shelters
- National Pharmacare Policy to ensure that all Canadians can access needed prescription medications regardless of income or province of residence which will require a single national public formulary and a single price for drugs in both the public and private sector.
- Older Worker Strategy – to support, train and assist older workers in securing and retaining employment, to provide incentives to employers to undertake innovative workplace programs to recruit, retain and accommodate older workers
- Tax Free Savings Account - Allow retroactive contributions for older Canadians who did not have the opportunity to contribute while working.
- The implementation of a best interest standard that would address compensation-related conflicts of interest by requiring financial advisors to put investor return and protection above their own compensation.
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Finance Canada (FIN)
Health Canada (HC)
House of Commons
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
Justice Canada (JC)
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI)
Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Senate of Canada
Service Canada (ServCan)
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination for all Canadians as we age. CARP’s activities include the research and development of policy position papers for submission to various governmental agencies, review panels, legislative committees and public office holders, primarily in the fields of finances, health care and human rights.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Organization's membership or classes of membership
CARP has approximately 300,000 members across Canada. There is one class of members: regular members. A Membership includes one other adult member of a Member’s household, including but not limited to the spouse of the Member.
All members are entitled to receive notices of and to attend meetings of members. Members have the right to vote at meetings of members.
No government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
In-house Organization Contact Information
30 Jefferson Avenue
Toronto, ON M6K 1Y4
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Bill VanGorder,
Chief Policy Officer and Chief Operating Officer |
No public offices held
- Moses Znaimer,
No public offices held