Care Watch has produced videos exploring ageing, ageism, and political activism & advocacy on issues related to our mandate.
Four dramatic vignettes on ageing were developed for the project Still Acting Out!, a collaboration between Care Watch and Toronto Seniors Forum, funded by New Horizions.
The next three videos were produced in 2014 as part of Care Watch’s participation in a participatory action research project, Exercising Senior Citizenship in an Ageist Society, funded by The Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Canada.
What is ageism? Voices of senior citizens & their advocates
Hear what Ageism means to three individuals in Toronto who are engaging speakers and engaged with seniors issues. Part 1 of 3 videos on Ageism, the emerging Senior Citizen movement, and how you can get involved.
Pressing Issues for a Growing Seniors’ Movement
Conversations with Care Watch Members about issues affecting senior citizens, including the need for designated funding for supportive home care. Part 2 of 3 videos on Ageism, the emerging Senior Citizen movement, and how you can get involved.
Bea Levis: History of a lifelong activist
Bea Levis, a board member of Care Watch, talks about her history of political activism. Preface by Dr. Barry Trentham (University of Toronto). Part 3 of 3 videos on Ageism, the emerging Senior Citizen movement, and how you can get involved.
A message from Care Watch members
The Drummond Report on reducing Ontario’s debt recommended “restrained growth in health care outlays” to leave room for spending growth elsewhere. Care Watch members discuss how strengthening home and community services makes both social and financial sense.