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.