Ageism consultations: Share your thoughts and experiences

Current status: Closed

Opened on August 15, 2022 and closed on October 31, 2022.

The Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum (FPT Seniors Forum) held a consultation on ageism. We looked to better understand and address the negative impacts of ageism towards older adults in Canada.

The World Health Organization defines ageism as:

the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel) and discrimination (how we act) towards others or oneself based on age.

This consultation focused on ageism towards older adults in Canada, how they experience it, and potential solutions to address it. This public consultation included FPT-led roundtables, community-led group discussions, as well as engagement with members of First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit groups that took place in the fall of 2022. Feedback will be summarized in a What We Heard report. A final report will support FPT governments to consider how they may address this important issue.

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Who was the focus of this consultation

The FPT Seniors Forum looked to engage:

What we are hearing

The FPT Seniors Forum published the following reports:

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