The 2010 Speech from the Throne (SFT) announced that the Government would support legislation to create a National Seniors Day. The Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act received Royal Assent on November 18, 2010.
In accordance with this legislation, October 1 is now recognized as National Seniors Day. Canada’s very first National Seniors Day was celebrated on October 1, 2011.
National Seniors Day is a great opportunity to demonstrate your appreciation for the seniors in your life. Whether you reach out to a loved one with a letter, email or phone call or decide to participate in a community event, how you choose to celebrate is up to you!
Be sure to check out your provincial or territorial website for seniors’ resources and upcoming Seniors Day events.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Spreading the Word
Social media is a great way to join the conversation about National Seniors Day and the importance of older Canadians in our lives.
If you’re on Facebook, use our sample post below to spread the word or follow us at www.facebook.ca/FederalRetirees and share our posts (and stay updated on the latest news).