The Federation of Seniors and Pensioners of Nova Scotia, as the provincial organization, is able to carry the voice of its members through its work with other senior departments and organizations. This section is a brief overview of those affiliates, their mandates and a link to their websites for additional information.
❶NOVA SCOTIA DEPARTMENT OF SENIORS – is a provincial government department designated to ensuring the inclusion, well-being, and independence of seniors. This department facilitates the development of policies on aging and programs for seniors across other government departments. It is responsible to achieve these commitments through leadership and collaboration with partners including the Federation. Its major goal is to implement a Strategy for Positive Aging in the province. This department works with other departments to create and improve policy and programs that impact seniors, and also supports Nova Scotians to get access to information regarding policies and programs that affect or support seniors by supporting the Provincial 211 system and publishing the Positive Aging Directory.
View online at: http://novascotia.ca/seniors/
❷ GROUP OF IX - SENIORS ADVISORY COUNCIL OF N.S.
The Department of Seniors consults regularly with the Seniors Advisory Council of Nova Scotia. This “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 had significant input into senior-related government programs.
To learn more go to: http://novascotia.ca/seniors/groupIX.asp
❸ NATIONAL PENSIONERS FEDERATION is a federation of 350 seniors organizations across Canada with a collective membership of 1,000,000. It is devoted entirely to the welfare and best interests of ageing Canadians. Its mission is to stimulate public interest in the welfare of aging Canadians and its goal is to help seniors and retirees have a life of dignity, independence, and financial security.
View online at: http://nationalpensionersfederation.ca/
❹CARP NOVA SCOTIA is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’- promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.
View online at: www.CARPNovaScotia.ca