Government of Canada Seeks Applicants for National Seniors Council
August 23, 2023: Canada’s population of seniors is rapidly growing. As we work to help every Canadian age with dignity and choice, we must ensure that our public policy reflects the lived experiences of Canadian seniors and their supporters.
Today, the Government of Canada launched an appointment process to fill current and upcoming vacancies on the National Seniors Council.
The National Seniors Council was established in 2007 to advise the Minister of Seniors and the Minister of Health. The Council examines issues and provides the federal government with recommendations related to the social isolation of seniors, the participation of older workers in the labour force, positive and active aging, volunteerism, low income among seniors, elder abuse, financial abuse, and issues emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, they have also been focusing on measures to further support Canadians wishing to age at home for as long as possible.
The Council’s membership is comprised of older adults, individuals with experience working with older adults, organizations that represent the interests of older adults, and experts on population aging and issues of relevance to older adults. The Government is seeking a wide diversity of applicants from across the country to ensure that the National Seniors Council represents the diversity of seniors in Canada and brings together members with varying and complementary experience and expertise. Individuals who identify as or have experience working with immigrants, 2SLGBTQI+ people, women, visible minorities, equity-deserving individuals, Indigenous people or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: October 3, 2023
Sep 05, 2023
Employment and Social Development Canada