The Seniors and Aging Division works with other government departments and agencies to promote healthy aging across the lifespan. The Division acts as a centre of expertise and knowledge on aging and seniors.
The main functions of the Division is are to oversee the implementation of seniors and aging initiatives and adult protection.
Goals of the division include: creation of a more age-friendly province; eradication of ageism; and the protection of vulnerable adults who lack the capacity to protect themselves.
The division also serves as the secretariat for the Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors (PACAS) and works with the Council, other government departments, seniors’ organizations and retiree groups, the federal government, other provinces and territories and multiple key stakeholders to achieve its goals.