CARP (Canada)

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CARP (formerly the Canadian Association of Retired Persons), is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination.

CARP envisions a society in which everyone can live active, independent, purposeful lives as they age.


Issues[edit]

CARP has been active in disseminating information regarding the American legislation Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, and the Canadian agreement, FATCA agreement between Canada and the United States, which impacts directly many Canadians.[1]

Community[edit]

CARP’s chapter network has grown rapidly and now tops 50 – spanning the country from Victoria, B.C., to St. John’s, N.L. CARP Chapters provide a venue for like-minded Zoomer men and women to meet and socialize, share ideas and experiences, and contribute to the community. CARP Chapters also serve as important local sounding boards for CARP’s Advocacy efforts, identifying local and regional issues and helping CARP’s national Advocacy team to make sure policy recommendations accurately reflect what’s happening – and what’s needed – at “ground level.” CARP Chapters operate independently, with volunteer boards responsible for recruiting new members and developing engaging programs and activities. CARP’s national office provides policy direction and operational assistance. Chapter membership is diverse, with a wide range of ages, backgrounds and interests. CARP continues to receive requests for help in setting up new chapters and is working aggressively to extend the CARP footprint into more and more communities.

CARP was founded in Toronto, Ontario by Lillian and Murray Morgenthau in 1985.

Moses Znaimer was elected President of the Association during the Annual General Meeting in 2009.

Znaimer is also CEO of Zoomer Media Limited, which publishes Zoomer Magazine and provides back office, IT, marketing and media services to CARP. ZoomerMedia [2] ZoomerMedia also publishes Zoomer Magazine, previously titled CARP Magazine.

CARP claims over 400,000 members across Canada [3]

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