Five Fundamental Principles for a National Seniors Strategy

As the Seniors Strategy moves forward to help build a country that values, encourages and promotes the wellness and independence of older Canadians, it will be vital to ensure that any proposed policies, programs, and services adhere to the five principles that Canadians told us mattered most to them.

As work moves forward to create a National Seniors Strategy that helps to build a nation that values, encourages and promotes the wellness and independence of older Canadians, it will be vital to ensure that any proposed policies, programs, and services adhere to the five foundational principles that Canadians and the organizations representing them told us mattered most to them.

These five principles were originally derived through the creation of the Ontario Seniors Strategy and its consultations with thousands of Ontarians, as well as national and international experts and stakeholders.

We were pleased to see that these same foundational principles continue to resonate with the broader national audience that is now fully engaged in this work.