Réseau FADOQ

The Réseau FADOQ listens to your concerns

Today, the Réseau FADOQ has not given up on challenges and issues that affect seniors. True to its mission and values, it is there, more than ever, to vigilantly denounce injustices, raise awareness, speak on behalf of the most disadvantaged and promote the rights of people age 50 and over.

Our standpoints

  • Campaigns for automatic registration for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and increased benefits

  • Demands an expansion of coverage of the Quebec Pension Plan

  • Advocates a greater protection of retirees in the event of a bankruptcy of pension funds

  • Raises awareness of stakeholders from all sectors of the value of experienced workers

  • Favours the retention of a quality, accessible universal healthcare system where homecare is a priority

  • Supports natural caregivers so they receive increased financial aid and more support

  • Appeals for greater access to end-of-life care so that everyone can die in dignity

  • Campaigns to improve the safety and dignity of seniors in long-term care centres (CHSLD) and in residences

  • Advocates to expand eligibility for legal aid

  • Works to encourage equality between senior men and women

  • Monitors respect for seniors’ housing rights as owners or renters

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Programs that we stand for !



  • The only provincial program to raise awareness of abuse and fraud against seniors

  • Information sessions to fight against abuse, recognize its signs, disseminate resources and raise awareness of essential tools

  • Original hosting concept with a senior volunteer and a police officer combining the confidence of a peer and the knowledge of a professional

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Experienced workers  

Experienced workers

  • Raises the awareness of over 3,000 employers about the value of the experience of workers aged 50 and over

  • Promotes an approach to flexible human resources management adapted to different ages

  • Tabled a report at a Special Commission on the question of workers over age 55 participating in the job market

  • Published a guide called: Le mentorat la croisée des chemins to ensure the transmission of knowledge and experience as well as intergenerational ties

  • Launched a recognition program for employers who prize experience

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Our recent achievements

  • December 2016
    In mid-December, the Réseau FADOQ went to the UN (United Nations Human Rights Council) to help lay the groundwork for an international agreement on seniors’ rights. The largest Canadian seniors’ organization, the Réseau is developing, with other organizations, various representation strategies with government bodies. The Assembly is part of an international initiative titled: Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing. Danis Prud’homme, General Manager of the Réseau FADOQ gave a speech in the context of this visit.
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  • Spoke for Canada’s seniors to the United Nations for implementing an international agreement on seniors’ rights

  • Launched a campaign titled “GIS : The alarm is going off, it’s time for action!” including a petition with more than 40,000 names submitted to Parliament of Canada and a protest by several hundred seniors throughout Quebec to demand an enhanced Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

  • Obtained improvements to the GIS in July 2011

  • Supported retirees in the pulp and paper industry to have their economic rights respected Obtained more flexible legislation concerning breaking a lease in case of the death of a senior or a move for health reasons

  • Developed partnerships to favour intergenerational links

  • Tabled more than 20 reports to the political authority to improve the quality of life for seniors

Additional information available in French>>>