Policy and Research

OSSCO conducts policy development on issues affecting the quality of life of seniors and all Canadians.  We have recently developed policies on the following issues.

OSSCO submitted on January 9, 2017 to the Minister and his staff information and feedback from the seniors’ community in its 2017 pre-budget consultations. This was done through a formal written submission (click here) as well as verbal presentation (click here).

OSSCO believes that supporting the Social Participation and Inclusion of Older Persons and seniors is important to the policy making process. Our pre-budget submission highlights areas which should be addressed in this upcoming budget year. These are captured under the following areas with some points:

  1. Taxes and re-investment
  2. Supportive Business Climate: Mental Health
  3. Ensuring a Strong Pension for Every Canadian: Leadership and Vision
  4. Investing in People’s Skills and Talents
  5. Infrastructure in Health Care/Homecare Services
  6. Energy Poor: When it costs too much


OSSCO has also developed policies and conducted research on the following issues:

  • Long Term Care
  • Primary Care
  • Healthy Aging
  • Medicare
  • Drug Benefit program
  • Pensions
  • Healthcare
  • Caregiving
  • OHIP Delisting of Drugs and Services
  • Age Discrimination
  • Amending the Drug Patent Act
  • Accessible Transportation
  • Privatization of Health Care
  • Housing
  • Privacy
  • Genetically Altered Foods


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