Age discrimination

Second Wind: The Evolving Nature of Retirement – Research Report - The Evolving Expectations and Ambitions of Canadians Eligible to Retire (2013)

An online survey undertaken in May 2013 suggests that more than half of employees over the age of 50 want to continue working in some capacity after they reach the traditional retirement age of 65.

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2014-02-18

Informal Learning and the Older Professional Worker: Learning Practices, Challenges and Supports (2010)

This document outlines a study designed to examine the informal learning practices of older professional workers, defined as those aged 50 and older.

Using interviews and a questionnaire, researchers focused specifically on Certified Management Accountants (CMAs), who are required to update their education continually, and who increasingly tend to work past the age of 65.

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2013-07-24

Seniors' Parliament (2009)

This document provides an overview of the Seniors’ Parliament, established in the province of Quebec immediately after the Year of the Senior in 2000.

The goals of the Seniors’ Parliament include getting older people interested in how Quebec’s National Assembly works; enabling seniors to develop bills and take part in legislative debates like real members; and increasing awareness of issues of concern to seniors;

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2013-01-15

Unlearning the Stereotypes (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, Autumn 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses the stereotypes and myths of aging.

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2004-09-09

From One Who Works with Crones (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1

Discrimination against older women is an educational form of violence in our society. Its ultimate end rationalizes the erasure of women's individual and collective presence, energy and empowerment which often grow and develop as women age. In an ageist and patriarchal society, aging in women is not just considered "ugly," but an outright disease.

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2004-08-03

Gaining Visibility: Older Women and Education (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, Autumn 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses the growing number of aging women in Canada and the lack of educational opportunities available for this group. Aging women are still the "invisible majority" of elderly in Canada, despite their increasing numbers. Current educational opportunities for older women are almost nonexistent.

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2004-07-29
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