Conceived as a small grassroots campaign calling for improved seniors care in a few key ridings, Demand a Plan has grown over the years into a dynamic and influential advocacy movement. More than 65,000 Canadians have joined the call for a national seniors strategy, and have helped shape new policies designed to improve the lives of Canada’s seniors. Learn more about how Demand a Plan supporters have influenced our national health care conversation by scrolling through the timeline.
The CMA General Council adopts the following resolution: “The CMA will advocate for a pan-Canadian strategy to support the care of seniors that is based on the Principles to Guide Health Care Transformation in Canada”
CMA President Dr. Laurent Marcoux presents Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Seniors to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Eight of the CMA’s recommendations are adopted.
The relaunched Demand a Plan site wins the Reed Award for “Best Canadian Campaign Website” from Campaigns & Elections magazine
Demand a Plan reaches 65,000 supporters and sees more than 182,000 letters sent to MPs