Association Canadienne des enseignantes et des enseignants retraités, Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (ACER-CART) has been in existence since 1991. It is the national voice of retired teachers. It is a national bilingual association of member associations representing over 128,000 retired teachers from Canada’s ten provinces and Yukon Territory.
It operates in the interests of its members, facilitating liaison and mutual assistance among them, and promoting and supporting public education.
It advocates for national policies that are necessary in building a strong social and economic fabric that responds to the needs of aging Canadians.
WORKING TO ACHIEVE A CARING, CONSULTATIVE AND COMMITTED CANADIAN PARLIAMENT
ACER-CART wants to ensure that each political party and its candidates are fully engaged in communications with seniors. ACER-CART is committed to providing appropriate support to its member associations and their retired teachers to engage the candidates and their political parties. The post-election Parliament must be committed to providing leadership and support to the provinces and territories so that their constitutional responsibilities are carried out in a coordinated, consultative and unified manner. In this way Canada can realize a truly efficient and effective approach to responding to the needs and realities of seniors.