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2019

October 8, 2019 - Media Release - Long-Term Care Costs in Canada Projected to Triple to $71B in Only 30 Years [English PDF] [French PDF]

The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) released a report projecting that long-term care costs will more than triple within 30 years, from $22B today to $71B by 2050. With baby boomers starting to turn 75 next year, time is running out to improve system sustainability and the availability and quality of long-term care options in Canada.


October 1, 2019 - Media Release - Slaight Family Foundation Announces $1 Million Donation to Ryerson’s NIA 

On the UN International Day of Older Persons, The Slaight Family Foundation has announced a $1 million donation to the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) at Ryerson University to support research, education, and advocacy to help seniors stay in their homes and communities longer.


September 10, 2019 - Media Release - Canada is Not Keeping Pace with the Home and Community, and Nursing Home Care needs of its Rapidly Ageing Population

Canada’s provinces and territories are struggling now more than ever to meet the long-term care needs of our rapidly ageing population which includes care at home, in the community, or in designated buildings, such as nursing homes.


May 17, 2019 - Announcement - NIA Appoints Susan Eng as Senior Fellow in Advocacy
National Institute on Ageing Appoints New Senior Fellow, Susan Eng


April 15, 2019 - Announcement - NIA Appoints Keith Ambachtsheer as Senior Fellow in Retirement Income Security
National Institute on Ageing Appoints New Senior Fellow, Keith Ambachtsheer


April 11, 2019 - Media Release - Free Dental Care Plugs Crucial Gap in Low-Income Seniors’ Health Care 
National Institute on Ageing Applauds Ontario Government for Taking Important Step Forward


April 9, 2019 - Press Release - NIA Proposes Workplace Tax-Free Pension Plans to Fill the Cracks in Pension Coverage
Low- and Middle-Income Earners Especially Need Better Ways to Save for Retirement


March 21, 2019 – Media Release – Why are so many people dying of a preventable disease in Canada?
New NIA report shows action needed to increase pneumonia vaccination rates.


March 20, 2019 – Media Release – Federal Government Moves on NIA Recommendations in Budget 2019
The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) welcomes the measures announced in the 2019 budget targeting older Canadians. These investments will 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.


March 6, 2019 – Media Release – National Institute on Ageing applauds Advisory Council Report on Pharmacare as solid first step
The National Institute on Ageing welcomes the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare’s recommendations that Canada create a drug agency to oversee national pharmacare, a national formulary to harmonize coverage across the country, and a national drug data system.


2018

November 27, 2018 – Media Release – Newly updated report shows flu vaccination rates for older Canadians lag behind other OECD nations
Fewer than 30% of all Canadians get the flu vaccine each year, including 62% of seniors and 50% of health care providers, falling far short of the 80% immunization target rates needed to protect the broader population.


September 19, 2018 – Ryerson to Become Toronto’s First Age-Friendly Community
Ryerson is working with the National Institute of Ageing (NIA) to become Toronto’s first and Canada’s largest age-friendly institution.


September 24, 2018 – Media Release – Frailty Impacting More than 1 Million Canadians
More than 1 million Canadians are living with frailty, but a lack of consistent measurement of the condition is potentially exposing patients to inappropriate care, according to a new report by the National Institute on Ageing (NIA), at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management.



August 7, 2018 – Media Release – Ryerson University Joins Age-Friendly Initiative
Ryerson University is pleased to announce its designation as a member of the Age-Friendly University Global Network, an international effort dedicated to the role higher education can play in responding to the challenges and opportunities associated with an ageing population.


July 18, 2018 – National Institute on Ageing (NIA) Looks Forward to Working with this Federal Government’s First Minister of Seniors
On the heels of the Ontario election and ahead of next year’s federal election, the governing Liberals in Ottawa have announced today a cabinet shuffle. The move includes the addition of a Minister focused on issues that affect older Canadians, signaling the importance these issues will have in the upcoming election, and recognizing that older Canadians are the fastest growing and most active voting block in Canada. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, an Ontario MP, has been appointed to serve this new role.


June 20, 2018 - What CPP reforms mean for Canadian seniors
Two years ago, the federal government announced an expansion to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), marking the most significant change in Canada’s three-pillar retirement income system in half a century. But within the framework of Canada’s complex tax and social benefit system, what will the CPP changes mean for Canadian seniors?


March 29, 2018 – Media Release - National Institute on Ageing (NIA) Applauds Ontario’s Comprehensive Budget for Older Ontarians
The NIA applauds the Ontario government’s 2018 budget which builds on recommendations put forward by the NIA and the National Seniors Strategy.


March 20, 2018 – Media Release - National Institute on Ageing (NIA) Applauds Ontario’s Expansion of OHIP+ to Cover Older Adults
The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) applauds the Government of Ontario’s decision to cover prescription medications for Ontarians aged 65 and over.