CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a "New Vision of Aging for Canada" promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interest, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.
CARP Nova Scotia chapter was founded in 2008 to promote CARP within Nova Scotia, and to reach out to its members through education, discussion and events.
CARP Nova Scotia's top priorities within, but not limited to, are:
1. Health Care Reform:
CARP N.S. believes that timely essential health care is a right of every Nova Scotian therefore:
Canadian Ombudsman for Banking Service and Investments Report
The attached report from the OBIS Canadian Ombudsman for Banking Service and Investments, aligns with CARP's request to allow banks and others to report financial abuse.
The report recommends that banks, credit unions and other financial firms should have legal protections to report suspected financial elder abuse, and that they should implement trusted person procedures to they can address suspected issues with seniors.
The report contains some good recommendations, but CARP urges the Federal Government to act quickly on the proposals.
If, as a CARP member, you have further comments, please send them to the CARP Financial Security Advocacy Committee by emailing:
CARP NS is occasionally asked by media outlets (such as CBC Radio, Global News or the Chronicle Herald) to provide them with the name of a senior who would be willing to talk about a variety of seniors’ issues. CARP and CARP NS never gives out names of its members to anyone. But if you would be willing to be approached by a media outlet for your opinion, please provide your name and email address here (CARP members only please).
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