Who is conducting this survey? SE Health and the Covenant family – two leading health organizations – have joined forces to create the COURAGE: Action for Better Aging initiative, a social movement for change to reimagine aging where older adults have choice, independence and quality of life.

Background information: The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed many challenges that affected the health and well-being of Canada’s older adults. It has shone a public light on many important issues at the heart of aging: safety, independence, quality of life, human connection and well-being. Canadians want to live in their own homes and communities as they age. This means reimagining aging and having programs, services and supports to make this a reality.

Who is this survey for? Older adults in Canada who live at home and in the community — in other words, outside of nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

What is the purpose of this survey? We want to understand your daily living and care goals and needs now and as you get older. We would also like to learn about the challenges you face to achieve these needs and goals. Your feedback will help the COURAGE team prioritize our activities to support a new vision for aging in Canada.

This 5- to 10-minute survey is completely voluntary. You can change your mind and stop at any time.