Links of Interest
The Society of Energy Professionals
An independent trade union which represents professional employees in the energy industry. The Society is certified to represent employees under both Ontario and Canadian federal labour legislation. The Society Pensioners' Chapter was formed in May 2005. Its primary objective is to further the interests of the Society of Energy Professionals’ pensioners and of the Society itself.
Canadian Federation of Pensioners
The Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization whose membership is comprised of a growing number of organized pension plan retiree groups. The Society Pensioners' Chapter has been an Affiliate member of the CFP since February 2008.
Congress of Union Retirees of Canada
The Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC) is a national inter-generational, voluntary organization. It acts as an advocacy organization to ensure that the concerns of senior citizens are heard throughout Canada. The Congress of Union Retirees of Canada was established at its founding Convention, held October 1993, in Toronto. Its Convention is held biennially. CURC has one of the Vice-Presidencies on the CLC Executive Council. The Society Pensioners' Chapter has been an Affiliate member of the CURC since May 2006.
Canadian Government Agencies
Canada Revenue Agency
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers: tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
Canada Revenue Agency - Seniors 55 and up
Topics/services specifically for seniors.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Information and assistance for Canadians going, staying or living abroad. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada provides timely travel updates, warnings and current issues advisories. Travellers can learn about security threats, dangerous weather conditions, natural disasters, health issues or political instability.
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
Health Canada / Healthy Living / Seniors
Information on healthy living for seniors.
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) is a department of the Government of Canada. HRSDC’s mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadians’ quality of life.
HRSDC - Details on Old Age Security (OAS) and Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
Almost all of today’s seniors receive income from Canada’s Public Pensions. Basic financial support is also available to survivors and to people who become too disabled to work and their children. These pensions and benefits are delivered through the Old Age Security (OAS) program and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Together, the OAS and CPP provide a modest base upon which Canadians can build their retirement income.
Public Health Agency of Canada
To promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health. Includes information for travellers from the Government of Canada, including: travel health advisories, infectious disease and injury prevention, emergency preparedness, travel clinics, travel health recommendations and reported outbreaks.
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) - Seniors Health
The Division of Aging and Seniors, Public Health Agency of Canada, provides federal leadership on health issues related to aging and seniors. The Division serves as a focal point for information and centre of expertise in this area. By category or in alphabetical order, the publications of the Division of Aging and Seniors are a great source of reliable information for and about Canadian seniors.
Ontario Government Agencies
Investor Education Fund
The Investor Education Fund helps people make effective use of financial information. The Investor Education Fund was established by the Ontario Securities Commission, the province's securities regulator, and is funded by OSC enforcement settlements. It operates separately from the OSC with its own Board of Directors.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
The ministry is responsible for administering the health care system and providing services to the Ontario public through such programs as health insurance, drug benefits, assistive devices, care for the mentally ill, long-term care, home care, community and public health, and health promotion and disease prevention. There is a webpage on Seniors' Care : Home, Community and Residential Care Services for Seniors.
Ontario Seniors' Secretariat
The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat works to improve the qualify of life for Ontario’s seniors. On this website you can learn about their programs and services for seniors, and their partnerships with seniors organizations. You can also find information for seniors and resources, and a listing of news and events of interest to seniors in communities across the province.
International Health Organizations
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a U.S. organization that provides comprehensive travel health information, including destination, disease and vaccination information and outbreak notices.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the health agency of the United Nations. On this site you will find country-specific information on various health topics and news on current global disease outbreaks.
OFL - CLC Pension Summit March 25, 2010
Urquhart on Credit Default Swaps and Bankruptcies
Urquhart Answers to Questions
Senator Art Eggleton's Bill S-216 - LTD Benefits in Bankruptcy
NDP MP Rafferty's Bill C-501 - Pensions & Severance in Bankruptcy
Finance Committee Hearings
Finance Committee - Diane Urquhart, Bankruptcy March 25, 2010
Diane Urquhart, Bankruptcy French March 25, 2010
Josee Marin, Nortel LTD Employee April 20, 2010
Josee Marin, Nortel LTD Employee French April 20, 2010
Lee Lockwood, Nortel LTD Employee April 22, 2010
Sylvain deMargerie, Husband LTD Employee April 13, 2010
Melanie Johannink, Nortel Severed Employee April 13, 2010
Paul Hanrieder, Nortel Severed Employee April 13, 2010
Tony Wachesi, Nortel Severed Employee April 22, 2010
CBC Gillian Finley Interview - Alice Campbell, Nortel LTD Employee November 26, 2009
Diane Urquhart Submission to Finance Canada on Employee Life and Health Trusts April 27, 2010
Greg McAvoy Submission to Finance Canada on Employee Life and Health Trusts April 29, 2010
Peter Burns Submission to Finance Canada on Employee Life and Health Trusts April 30,2010
50Plus.com is the leading Canadian website providing unique content, community and commerce for people over the age of 50. 50Plus.com is part of the ZoomerMedia Limited family of websites. Note: Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) no longer describes CARP's membership who are 50 years or older, retired or not. The 50Plus.com website includes CARP's website URL address under "Our Family of Websites" search tool.
Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association
The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) represents manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceutical products, manufacturers and distributors of active pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic pharmaceutical industry.
Great-West Online Services
Society Pensioners are plan members of Great-West Life which administers our employer group healthcare and dental care benefits. It is important to understand that the employer pays for the costs of our benefits, not Great-West Life. To access your personal information you need to access "GroupNet for Plan Members". You will be required to register or sign in.
Includes search feature within the GTA for "Health Care" (locate doctors in your neighbourhood), "Clinics" (locate clinics in your area including walk-ins), and "pharmacies" (locate 24-hour pharmacies) - Sponsored by "thestar.com".
Seniors for Seniors
Offers the services of junior seniors to assist senior seniors as drop-in, live-in and overnight homemaker companions, home cleaners, handy persons and companion drivers. Available on the same web site is, “Seniors for Business.” You may be interested in visiting this website if you are 50 plus with many years of solid business experience and wish employment in either Toronto, York, Durham or Peel Regions. Employment options include full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary or contract assignments.
Arthritis Society (The)
The Arthritis Society is Canada's only not-for-profit organization devoted solely to funding and promoting arthritis research, programs and patient care. It has a national administrative office in Toronto, division offices in each province and nearly 1,000 community branches throughout Canada.
Alzheimer Society of Canada
The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and advance the search for the cause and cure.
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
Canadian Diabetes Association
Established over 50 years ago, the Canadian Diabetes Association is a charitable organization that has grown to include a presence in more than 150 communities across the country. The Canadian Diabetes Association promotes the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.
Canadian Health Coalition
The Canadian Health Coalition is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and expanding Canada’s public health system for the benefit of all Canadians. The coalition includes organizations representing seniors, women, churches, nurses, health care workers and anti-poverty activists from across Canada.
Canadian Institute for Health Information
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential data and analysis on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians.
Canadian Liver Foundation
The Canadian Liver Foundation is committed to combating every form of liver disease through research, education and patient support programs. This site includes information on hepatitis A and B.
Canadian Pensioners Concerned (Ontario Division)
Canadian Pensioners Concerned, founded in 1969 in Ontario, is a provincial and national membership-based, non-partisan, voluntary, advocacy organization of mature Canadians committed to preserving and enhancing a human-centred vision of life. From the perspective of elder persons, Canadian Pensioners Concerned (Ontario Division) seeks to ensure the well-being of all Canadians by promoting policies, legislation and services that allow them to reside in safe, healthy and responsive communities.
Heart & Stroke Foundation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.
Lung Association (The) - Ontario
The Lung Association is concerned with the prevention and control of asthma, chronic lung disease caused by smoking and with air quality and its affect on lung health.
National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center
Information on osteoporosis and bone diseases.
Ontario Dental Association
The Ontario Dental Association is the voluntary professional organization that represents the dentists of Ontario, supports its members, and is dedicated to the provision of exemplary oral health care and promotes the attainment of optimal health for the people of Ontario.
Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens' Organizations
OCSCO is a provincial organization and a registered charity. Founded in 1985, our mission is to improve the quality of life for Ontario's seniors through offering education programs, policy and research, information, referral, counseling, research materials, outreach and support, self-help and volunteer programs. Membership includes over 140 seniors' organizations and individuals representing 500,000 senior citizens from across Ontario.
Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
Parkinson Society of Canada
Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) is a national, not-for-profit, volunteer based charity with more than 100 chapters and many support groups working nationwide.
Seniors Canada On-line
Seniors Canada On-line is designed for older adults (age 55 plus), their families, caregivers, and supporting service organizations. It offers key links to seniors-related information from Government of Canada, Provincial and Territorial Web sites.