Published March 21 2017
To the Editor
Did you know that you have a strong and active group advocating on behalf of all Canadians? With over 300000 members and nearly 50 chapters across Canada CARP plays an active role in the creation of policy and legislation that impacts older Canadians. Your local Haliburton Highlands CARP Chapter 54 is a part of what chapters of CARP can and have achieved through the support of our membership.
CARP is actively advocating campaigning and lobbying government with campaigns such as Resident Safety in Long Term Care Homes; Heat or Eat? – The Ontario Hydro Dilemma which has resulted in action by the Ontario Liberal government; Feet to the Fire – Holding the Government Accountable for Promises Made; Caring for Caregivers – advocating for compensation and benefits to allow family members to continue care of loved ones in their own homes. Plus many more important issues such as retirement income protection security investment protection national pharmacare health care transformation dementia care end-of-life care homecare and elder abuse.
There is strength in numbers and we need to continue to grow our membership to keep our voice strong in reaching all government levels.
You can show your support of our efforts by joining us on April 30 when your local Chapter 54 will hold its AGM at the Haliburton Legion at 12 noon. Tickets are $15 per person and includes a buffet lunch guest speakers and door prizes. Tickets are available at Canoe FM West Guilford Shopping Centre and Organic Times in Minden or call Bob at 705-457-3919 to reserve your ticket at the door.
We are also actively seeking volunteers interested in helping your local Haliburton Highlands Chapter. Please consider joining us. Email us at email@example.com or call Bob at 705-457-3919 for more information about how you can play an active part in this very important organization.