The Department of Seniors consults regularly with the Group of IX Seniors' Advisory Council of Nova Scotia. The "Group of IX" is independent of government and may consult with other organizations and special interest groups in an effort to be fully informed and representative of the senior population of the province. The Group of IX has recently had significant input into such seniors-related government programs as Seniors' Pharmacare and the Continuing Care Strategy.
Organizations participating in the Group of IX must be affiliated with national bodies that meet with the Government of Canada through the Congress of National Seniors Organizations, a national forum for seniors' issues.
Organizations whose elected representatives form the Group of IX are highlighted below.
CARP is a national organization that promotes the rights and quality of life for Zoomers - Canadians aged fifty and over. A non-profit association that does not receive government funding, CARP advocates for social change, provides financial benefits and information to members and community involvement through its Chapter networks.
For more information, contact:Bill VanGorder, President
Canadian Pensioners Concerned promotes the existence of a society that takes pride in seeing that all persons, regardless of age, have a right to realize their full potential. CPC advocates for seniors at a national level on a variety of issues. Community Links is the Nova Scotia Division of Canadian Pensioners Concerned.
For more information, contact:Bill Poole, President
FSNA protects the benefits and promotes the interests of people (and their spouses and survivors) who have retired from the ranks of the Public Service of Canada, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and federally appointed judges. Federal Retirees who have questions about their pensions may call the Superannuation Directorate at 1-800-561-7930 for information.
For more information, contact:Peter Kerr, National Director
This organization is composed of seniors clubs and councils. It monitors seniors programs, services, and benefits and also advocates for their maintenance.
For more information, contact:Bernie LaRusic, President
For more information, contact:Dr. Merv Shaw, Chair
NSGREA is dedicated to the well-being and advocacy of retirees who are in receipt of a pension from the Nova Scotia Public Servant Power Corporation, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission, Canadian Union of Public Employees (NS Transportation) and the Nova Scotia Public Servants. All recipients of the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Allowance may join. Pension Plan. These include the Nova Scotia Power Corporation, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission, Canadian Union of Public Employees (NS Transportation) and the Nova Scotia Public Servants. All recipients of the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Allowance may join.
For more information, contact:Bernard Conrad, President
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Le Regroupement se penche sur des sujets et domaines qui touchent particulièrement les aînées tels que les pensions, les soins à domicile, la santé, etc. Il organise aussie des activités et ateliers à l'échelle provinciale.
Le Regroupement compte plus des membres répartis dans les sept régions acadiennnes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour de plus amples renseignements au sujet des activités du Regroupement ou pour devenir membre, n'hésitez pas à communiquer avec le bureau du Regroupement au (902) 433-0860.
Pour obtenir plus de details téléphoner:Stan Surette, President
Mission Statement: The Retired Teachers Organization is the official body representing the retired teachers of Nova Scotia and will advance, promote and protect the welfare of its members.
For more information, contact:Jim Kavanaugh, President
The Legion is a non-profit, dues-supported organization that assumes a major responsibility for continuing Remembrance in Canada. It also focuses on obtaining adequate pensions and other well-earned benefits for veterans and their dependants.
For more information, contact:Bob Evans, District F Commander, Royal Canadian Legion