Budget 2019 Moves on NIA Recommendations

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. 

Read More
Allan McKee
NIA Launching Policy Series on the Future of Home, Community and Long-Term Care

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 FrailtyWorking Caregivers and an ongoing series on Adult Immunization. This year, with support from and in collaboration with our series partners AdvantAge OntarioEssity, 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.

Read More
Allan McKee
Drivers of Retirement Efficiency - NIA Partners with HOOPP and Common Wealth on New Report

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.

Read More
Allan McKee
First-Ever Social Capital Study in Toronto Released

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.

Read More
Allan McKee
New Beginnings

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.

Read More
Allan McKee