VANCOUVER, July 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of
State (Seniors), today hosted two roundtables in Vancouver. The
roundtables provided a forum for employers and stakeholder
organizations to discuss both the challenges and best practices on the
prevention of financial abuse, and the needs of older workers who are
balancing work and caregiving responsibilities for seniors. These
events mark the beginning of a series of cross-Canada consultations to
be held in the coming weeks.
"Roundtables such as these will help to inform future policy direction
on issues of importance to seniors" said Minister of State Wong. "Our
government is working hard to improve the lives of older Canadians on
many fronts, including combatting financial abuse and supporting those
with caregiving responsibilities for seniors."
The consultations brought together employers, employer associations,
human resources professionals, as well as stakeholders from the
financial, legal and social services sectors. The round tables are an
opportunity for open dialogue on these important issues.
The Government of Canada is committed to older Canadians and seniors
through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the
Targeted Initiative for Older Workers and the seniors.gc.ca website, which provides seniors, their family members, and caregivers
with useful information on government benefits and services.
Visit seniors.gc.ca for easy access to government-related programs and initiatives for
SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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