National Seniors Day

Posted: October 1, 2015 in events
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National Seniors Day, 1st October

Just this week StatsCan announced that the number of Canadians older than 65 was more than the number of Canadians under 15.  There were 5,780,900 Canadians 65 and older (16.1% of the population) compared to 5,749,400 who were under 15 years old (16%).

The results of the last census in 2011 showed that Toronto had a population of 2,615,060, 14.4% of whom were over 65.

There was a CARP Flag Raising ceremony at City Hall today to  celebrate the contributions of older adults across Canada.  CARP, formerly the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization that concerns itself with issues that affect the older members of our communities.  Membership is no longer restricted to those over 50 years old; the societal challenges posed by aging populations are a concern to people of all ages.

below: CARP president Moses Znaimer and a woman (my apologies for not knowing who it is) listen to a speech by Toronto city councillor Pam McConnell prior to raising the flag.

CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) is in the foreground. Pam McConnell, a Toronto City councillor, is giving a speech. To the right of them, the CARP flag is ready to be raised on a flag pole.

The blue flag of CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) flies in front of Toronto city hall during the official flag raising ceremony.

The blue flag of CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) flies in front of Toronto city hall. It has an orange coloured carp fish on it with CARP underneath in block white capital letters. There is a red maple leaf in the center of the A

Population by age group in Canada, as of 1 July 2015.  All numbers from Statscan.
The largest group are those between the ages of 50 and 54

population chart of all age groups in Canada as of July 2015

A full report, prepared by the city, of the population of Toronto in 2011 and how it compares to that of 2006 is also available.

 

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