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e-1588 (Elderly)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Sophia Aggelonitis from Toronto, Ontario, on March 27, 2018, at 5:10 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Dementia
Senior citizens
Silver Alert Program
Certified

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • There are over 550,000 Canadians living with dementia and this number will double by 2030;
  • 60% of people with Alzheimer's will wander at least once during their disease. Wandering is common as the disease progresses;
  • Silver Alert is a public notification system to quickly help find seniors who wander because of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias;
  • A Silver Alert would provide information to media outlets and activate an emergency alert system through law enforcement agencies; and
  • The Provinces of Alberta and Manitoba have established a Silver Alert, through an amendment to their Missing Persons Amendment Act.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to develop a National Silver Alert strategy for all Canadian provinces and territories.
Hamilton East—Stoney Creek
Liberal
Ontario
Open for signature : March 27, 2018, at 5:10 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 25, 2018, at 5:10 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
43
British Columbia
472
Manitoba
12
New Brunswick
3
Newfoundland and Labrador
5
Nova Scotia
1
Ontario
447
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
38
Saskatchewan
8
Yukon
1
Other Countries
3
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