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.
March 19, 2018 – Media Release – Caregivers in Canada providing billions in care with little support: new report
Women providing most care, often in prime earning years.
February 5, 2018 – Media Release – New report shows Canadian flu vaccination rates lag behind other OECD nations
Older Canadians are at high risk during 2018’s severe flu season