CARP or C.A.R.P. CANADA 2014

Toronto City Hall

Toronto City Hall

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY 2014 - Flag Raising Ceremony: Hon. Min. Charles Sousa (Finance); Hon. Min. Mario Sergio (Seniors), Mayoral Candidates: Doug Ford, Olivia Chow and John Tory and Sabir Shakeel

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY 2014 – Flag Raising Ceremony:
Hon. Min. Charles Sousa (Finance); Hon. Min. Mario Sergio (Seniors), Mayoral Candidates: Doug Ford, Olivia Chow and John Tory and Sabir Shakeel

What is CARP?

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’ promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.

VISION

A society in which everyone can live active, independent, purposeful lives as they age.

MISSION

CARP is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Canadians as we age by:

  • advocating for social change that will bring financial security, equitable and timely access to health care and freedom from discrimination;
  • ensuring that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and providing value-added benefits, products and services to members; and
  • building a sense of community and shared values among our members in support of CARP’s mission

(Source: CARP)

But what does CARP mean?

CARP is a New Vision of Aging for Canada.

We no longer go by our founding name, the Canadian Association of Retired Persons. We now we go by CARP. This is because as our members have changed over our 30 year history, CARP has too.

We’ve changed along with our members.

We are an Association.

We are Canadian.

We’re more than retired… We’re CARP!

CARP Pre-budget submission

 CARP Logo

“Fight Seniors’ Poverty, Eliminate RRIFs, Jobs for Older Workers and Better Pensions in Federal Budget”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2014

Toronto, ON: In its pre-budget submission filed today, CARP calls on the federal government to fight seniors’ poverty with increased income supports, relaxed GIS rules and specific measures to counteract the OAS changes for the most needy. To help people help themselves, CARP is calling for help for older workers and elimination of mandatory RRIF withdrawals which put retirees at risk of outliving their savings.

Finance Canada has invited submissions for its 2015 Budget. CARP has submitted the attached set of recommendations.

Specifically, CARP calls for Budget 2015 to include measures to:

  • Eliminate mandatory RRIF withdrawals which require people age 71 and over to draw down their tax deferred accounts and pay tax on the withdrawals whether they need the money or not, rather than save for later expenses
  • Increase income supports, especially for single seniors, including OAS, GIS and spousal allowances; increase exemption for casual earnings in GIS rules
  • Help older workers get and keep their jobs
  • Protect investors against bad financial advice
  • Increase CPP and/or create new universal pension plan

“CARP members have strongly supported improved retirement security for future generations – whether a CPP increase or the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, which must be made national in scope. But, the current generation of seniors also needs some help to get by now, especially the neediest, and help to help themselves, to keep their jobs and to protect their savings, starting with letting them keep their RRIF savings intact”, said Susan Eng, VP, Advocacy for CARP.

– See more at: http://www.carp.ca/2014/08/06/fight-seniorspoverty-eliminate-rrifs-jobs-older-workers-better-pensions-federal-budget-carp-pre-budget-submission/#sthash.2JoS0PsT.dpuf

CARP Pre-budget submission

 CARP Logo

“Fight Seniors’ Poverty, Eliminate RRIFs, Jobs for Older Workers and Better Pensions in Federal Budget”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2014

Toronto, ON: In its pre-budget submission filed today, CARP calls on the federal government to fight seniors’ poverty with increased income supports, relaxed GIS rules and specific measures to counteract the OAS changes for the most needy. To help people help themselves, CARP is calling for help for older workers and elimination of mandatory RRIF withdrawals which put retirees at risk of outliving their savings.

Finance Canada has invited submissions for its 2015 Budget. CARP has submitted the attached set of recommendations.

Specifically, CARP calls for Budget 2015 to include measures to:

  • Eliminate mandatory RRIF withdrawals which require people age 71 and over to draw down their tax deferred accounts and pay tax on the withdrawals whether they need the money or not, rather than save for later expenses
  • Increase income supports, especially for single seniors, including OAS, GIS and spousal allowances; increase exemption for casual earnings in GIS rules
  • Help older workers get and keep their jobs
  • Protect investors against bad financial advice
  • Increase CPP and/or create new universal pension plan

“CARP members have strongly supported improved retirement security for future generations – whether a CPP increase or the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, which must be made national in scope. But, the current generation of seniors also needs some help to get by now, especially the neediest, and help to help themselves, to keep their jobs and to protect their savings, starting with letting them keep their RRIF savings intact”, said Susan Eng, VP, Advocacy for CARP.

CARP FLAG RAISING CERMONY Oct. 1, 2013

CARP FLAG RAISING CEREMONY OCT. 2013

DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

This Chart contains data for Population 65 years and over, Canada, Historical (1971-2011) and Projected (2012-2061). Information is available in table below

This Chart contains data for Population 65 years and over, by region, 2011 and projected 2036. Information is available in table below

This Chart contains data for Place of birth of immigrants, Canada, before 1971, and 2006-2011. Information is available in table below

 This Chart contains data for Population with a disability, by age, 2012. Information is available in table belowSource: Statistics Canada.

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY 2014 with the Hon. Min. Mario Sergio

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY 2014
with the Hon. Min. Mario Sergio

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY 2014 with Hon. Min. Charles Sousa

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY 2014
with Hon. Min. Charles Sousa

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY With Mr. Mr. Ross Mayot, Manager CARP

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY
With Mr. Mr. Ross Mayot, Manager CARP

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY With Mr. Anthony Quinn, National CARP Manager

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY
With Mr. Anthony Quinn, National CARP Manager

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY With Elise Kayfetz, CARP Community Development

CARP NATIONAL SENIORS DAY
With Elise Kayfetz, CARP Community Development