Over the past 20 years, Canada has prided itself on a low income rate among seniors that rates quite favourably against other advanced nations.

The adequacy of retirement savings and pension coverage is an important consideration for many Canadians soon to reach their senior years. In addition, a growing number of older individuals are choosing to remain in the labour market for longer.

Join CHNET-Works! for an informative and interactive dialogue with Dr. Tammy Schirle of Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr. Schirle will discuss her research on seniors in low income and provide an overview of the challenges faced by low-income older Canadians, including geographic patterns on retirement income and living expenses, immigrant status, educational attainment, phased-retirement and the challenges of work at older ages.