Report on the Labour Force Participation of Seniors and Near Seniors, and Intergenerational Relations

Annex B - Summary of Suggestions for Action

The Council offers the following suggestions for consideration by the Government of Canada:

Enabling Labour Force Participation

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive workforce aging strategy.

Supporting Participation in Volunteer Work

  • Develop supports for senior volunteers.

Supporting Informal Caregivers

  • Develop a national caregiving strategy that employs policy solutions to support the provision of informal care.

Encouraging Positive Intergenerational Relationships

  • Integrate the importance of intergenerational relationships into the celebration of both National Seniors Day and National Child Day.
  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the intergenerational challenges and opportunities that Canada will face over the next 40 years due to population aging.

Supporting Intergenerational Projects

  • Place more emphasis on supporting intergenerational community projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Developing Supportive and Effective Policy

  • Work collaboratively with all levels of government, stakeholders and relevant partners to develop integrated, coordinated and comprehensive policy that supports all Canadians in response to the challenges of population aging.
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