Government of Canada supports Canada’s Seniors
February 25, 2011

— The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of State (Seniors), today emphasized the importance of collaboration in supporting Canada’s seniors, in an address to participants at a local breakfast roundtable, hosted by UniversalCare Canada Inc.

“Our government is working with other levels of government and with stakeholders across Canada to help seniors remain active and engaged in their families, workplaces and communities,” said Minister Fantino.

The Minister highlighted several federal programs and initiatives that help older Canadians maintain a good quality of life, support positive and active aging and enhance their financial security.  He also took questions from roundtable participants who represented various long-term care facilities and retirement homes in the Vaughan/York region.

“We are elated to have Minister Fantino join us today,” said Joseph Gulizia, President and CEO of UniversalCare Canada Inc. and moderator for the event. “This is a perfect opportunity for the Minister to speak to us about what the Government of Canada is doing to promote positive and active aging, and supporting the well-being of seniors.”

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