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Launch of the Report on the Social Isolation of Seniors

On November 24 the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, as well as the Minister of State (Seniors), Alice Wong, of the Conservative Party of Canada have announce the launch of Report on the Social Isolation of Seniors, 2013-2014 of the National Seniors Council (NSC).

In many of its previous reports, the NSC, which Marie Beaulieu is a member of, recognised that social isolation represents an important problem for the older population. It is for this reason that in 2013 it has received the mandate to evaluate the impacts of social isolation on older adults and exploring ways to prevent and reduce its incidence. To achieve this, many older adults and key practitioners in non-profit public and private environment were consulted. The Chair contributed to the advancement of the work by giving documentation from Québec linking isolation of older adults with the issue of mistreatment.

The Report on the Social Isolation of Seniors, 2013-2014 first addresses the process of consultation, then highlights the information collected with key actors. It then addresses propositions of measures for the federal government which would contribute to prevent and reduce social isolation of older adults Canada.

Click on the following link to consult the Report (Rapport sur l’isolement social des aînés, 2013-2014).