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Aging population

The rate at which Canada’s population is aging is accelerating with significant economic, social and political implications. The Canadian population is aging at a rapid rate with projections showing that the total and proportion of Canadians 65+ and 80+ will increase significantly in the near future. The population growth rate for those 64 and over is increasing around four times faster than the population at large, and the population of people 65 and older is now larger than the number of children under 15. The number of “community-dwelling” seniors is also rapidly increasing.

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