Talk to your MP about improving long-term care

Woman asking question at town hall meeting.

You can talk to your MP about long-term care, and we can show you how.

The National Association of Federal Retirees asked for — and got — national standards for long-term care. Now, it’s time to take the next step.

Join the next phase of our campaign to ensure these hard-won standards are implemented across the country. All Canadians deserve safe, quality care and that starts with not only enforcing long-term care standards but also making sure that facilities know their funding is on the line.

That’s where you come in.

 Download the speaking points kit 

Members of Parliament (MPs) and provincial and territorial representatives should represent the interests of constituents in their riding — and that means listening to what you have to say.

As one of their constituents, you should let them know how you feel about older adult care and the need for changes to the way long-term care is managed, funded and regulated in Canada.

After all, elected officials can help make policy — and change for the better — happen.

To help you talk to your elected officials, we’ve prepared some background information and speaking points on older adult care and the need for national long-term care standards to be implemented and enforced, with accountability tied to finding.

Read over the information in our kit to familiarize yourself with the health and older adult care landscape in Canada and use the speaking points to guide your conversation with your representative.

Don’t worry if you’re new to engaging with elected representatives! Our kit outlines the steps to take to book, prepare for and hold a meeting.

If you’re more comfortable connecting with your representative in a different setting, our document includes some questions you can ask during an event, like a virtual town hall or webinar.

Access our national long-term and home care campaign speaking points kit.

If you have additional questions or want to know other ways to get involved, write to to connect with the Association’s advocacy team.