Budget 2019 Moves on NIA Recommendations
NIA Launching Policy Series on the Future of Home, Community and Long-Term Care
Budget enhances financial security for older adults and establishes foundation for national pharmacare
Yesterday, the federal government dropped the final budget of their current mandate with big promises for older Canadians. With an election on the horizon in 7 months, seniors - the strongest voting demographic - have their issues firmly on the table. The budget includes investments to improve financial security, protect workplace pensions, and empower seniors to live independent, active and engaged lives, as detailed in the NIA’s National Seniors’ Strategy. We identified important enhancements to retirement security and pension benefits, support for local seniors’ programs, movement on the National Dementia Strategy and positive developments in the effort to establish national pharmacare.
Seniors Co-Housing: Inspiring Examples
Each year, the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) identifies a key policy challenge to address through expert research, broad engagement, and actionable reports. In 2018 we focused on Frailty, Working Caregivers and an ongoing series on Adult Immunization. This year, with support from and in collaboration with our series partners AdvantAge Ontario, Essity, and Home Instead Senior Care - the NIA is launching a three-part policy series that examines the current system and future of long-term care for older Canadians covering the spectrum of home care and community care, to a variety of residential and nursing home services.
Drivers of Retirement Efficiency - NIA Partners with HOOPP and Common Wealth on New Report
Further to our recent report Re-thinking the Tower on practical innovations towards housing affordability in Toronto, we’re focusing on another big housing idea: seniors co-housing.
NIA Report Spurs More Provinces to Take Action on Improving Access to Influenza Vaccinations
The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) has partnered with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and Common Wealth on a new reportthat shows the value of collective approaches to saving for retirement.
The Value of a Good Pension, supported by the work of NIA Director of Financial Security Research, Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, compares five types of retirement arrangements on a scale ranging from more individual to more collective approaches to saving for retirement.
Coalition Asks Federal Government to Enhance Retirement Income Options for Canadians
Canada is falling short of the immunization rates needed to protect all Canadians, but the National Institute on Ageing’s (NIA) leadership in advocating for more effective public policies is spurring provincial governments to act.
First-Ever Social Capital Study in Toronto Released
The NIA is working with a coalition comprised of pension and seniors advocates to enhance Canada’s retirement income options, asking the Government of Canada to make collective longevity risk pooling arrangements available to Canadians. The coalition includes ACPM, CARP, the CIA, CLHIA, Common Wealth, PIAC, and notable pension expert, Keith Ambachtsheer.
The NIA is excited to announce the launch of the ground-breaking new report, Toronto Social Capital Study. The report, conducted by the Environics Institute for the Toronto Foundation’s annual Vital Signs program, is a first of its kind research on levels of social participation, trust, and engagement in Toronto.
The Wearable Revolution
Being a family caregiver is exhausting - physically, emotionally and spiritually. This takes a toll, not only on the caregiver, but can also affect their relationship with the patient. Whether you’re a spouse, parent, child, sibling, cousin, or friend, you want to keep on good terms with the person you are caring for.
As Canada’s population ages, the incidence of serious chronic health conditions is likely to increase. Managing these conditions, such as heart disease, may require continuous monitoring in order to manage them safely and effectively. Unfortunately, many of these monitoring devices are expensive and impractical.