Ageism consultations: Share your thoughts and experiences

Current status: Open

Opened on August 15, 2022 and will close on October 31, 2022.

The Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum (FPT Seniors Forum) has launched a consultation on ageism. We are looking 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 will focus on ageism towards older adults in Canada, how they experience it, and potential solutions to address it. This public consultation will be followed by FPT-led roundtables, community-led group discussions, as well as engagement with members of First Nations, Métis and Inuit groups that will take 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.

Join in: How to participate

There are several ways to participate; choose as many ways as you would like.

Participate using our online platform

Share your views and experiences through our online questionnaire and Share Your Story forum.

Host your own group discussion

Consult the toolkit for guidance on organizing a small group discussion in your community, either virtually or in-person.

Join in by mail

Print and complete one of the following questionnaires:

Mail it to:

FPT Seniors Secretariat
Employment and Social Development Canada
Phase IV
140 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau QC  K1A 0J9

Send us an email

Email us your ideas or comments to make yourself heard at

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Who is the focus of this consultation

The FPT Seniors Forum is looking to engage:

What we are hearing

The FPT Seniors Forum has recently published the following reports:

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