VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2012) - The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today addressed the Ministerial Conference on Ageing at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, hosted by the Austrian Government, to talk about Canadian successes and to share best practices about social inclusion and participation of older persons in the labour market.
"The participation of older workers and seniors in the labour force has a positive impact on communities and the economy," said Minister of State Wong. "Older Canadians play an important role in Canadian society, and we are committed to helping them stay active, engaged and informed."
The Government of Canada supports the Commission's work of exchanging experiences that can help address information, knowledge and implementation gaps. This two-day forum has created an open dialogue between participants with the aim of building a society for all ages.
For more information on the Government of Canada's programs and services for seniors please visit www.seniors.gc.ca.
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