The NIA serves as the academic home of the National Seniors Strategy (NSS), an evolving evidence-informed policy document and blueprint to plan for the future of Canada’s ageing population. The strategy calls for the federal government to take a leadership role in the growing and evolving needs of our ageing population. Historically, the federal government, together with provincial governments, has played a key role as a standard-setter, catalyst and funder of important social change in the delivery of health care. Now, the federal government can continue to enable the meaningful change that will be needed to meet the needs of ageing Canadians.
The strategy identifies four pillars of focus to support older Canadians across the entire ageing experience.