POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 125 Fifty years ago, 1 in every 13 Canadians was a senior. Today, it is closer to 1 in 7. In two decades, that number is expected to grow to 1 in 4. Recognizing the new opportunities and issues arising from a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse aging population, in March 2007, the Government of Canada created the National Seniors Council (NSC). Since its inception, the NSC has been working hard, meeting with representatives of seniors’ groups across the country.The council plays an important role: that of listening to Canadians and communicating their views to the Government of Canada. In addition to identifying opportunities, the NSC helps the federal government better understand the barriers and challenges seniors face. By serving as a valuable interface between seniors and the federal government, the NSC acts as a voice for older citizens and helps inform Canadian policy. WHOWE ARE National Seniors Council members include seniors, representatives of organizations that serve seniors and/or experts on seniors and aging. Council members bring with them unique perspectives and experiences that help the federal government understand the issues facing seniors today. WHATWE DO The National Seniors Council ensures that seniors’ issues are heard by your Government. The Council works closely with seniors and seniors’ groups to ensure that the Government of Canada meets the needs of Canada’s evolving seniors population and delivers results. HAVEYOUR SAY The National Seniors Council is here to work for you. E-mail us: FIND OUT MORE Visit our Web site: You can order this publication by contacting: Publications Services Human Resources and Skills Development Canada 140 Promenade du Portage Phase IV, 12th Floor Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0J9 Fax: (819) 953-7260 On-line: This document is available on demand in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Cassette, Audio CD, e-Text Diskette, e-Text CD, or DAISY), by contacting 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232). If you have a hearing or speech impairment and use a teletypewriter (TTY) call 1-800-926-9105. © Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada – 2010 Cat. no.: HS4-71/2010 ISBN: 978-1-100-50860-3 Working For Seniors