Ageism is the most tolerated form of social prejudice in Canada compared to racism and sexism, and many well-intentioned Canadians are, in fact, depriving their elders of the independence and choice that are crucial to aging well. These are among the findings of the Revera Report on Ageism: Independence and Choice As We Age
, released May 30, 2016 by Revera
and the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research
Ageism Widespread in Canada,
Limiting Independence and Choice for Older Adults
Revera Report on Ageism Reveals Warning Signs and Provides Action Plan;
Company Announces $20 million Investment for Innovation in Aging
Read the full News Release here
Independence and Choice as We Age
What did more than 2,400 Canadians say when we asked them what they thought about ageism, independence and choice?
Read the full report
“Ageism is getting old!” says Hazel McCallion, former Mayor of the City of Mississauga, now Chief Elder Officer at Revera and Chancellor of Sheridan College. Watch Hazel and other older adults share their thoughts on ageism, independence and choice in this video:
Taking Action Against Ageism
Thomas Wellner, President and CEO of Revera, launches the Revera Report on Ageism: Independence and Choice As We Age, with a speech at the Empire Club of Canada.
Read the text of speech delivered by Thomas Wellner, President and CEO of Revera, launching the Revera Report on Ageism: Independence and Choice As We Age at the Empire Club of Canada.