Hotline Webinar #17 – Introduction to Seniors Benefit (长者福利简介)



Time: Monday August 29, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Alberta time – MST)



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Meeting ID = 951 1049 8743

*Registration & webinars are free.

 Topic list:

  • Federal benefits: Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security(OAS), and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Alberta benefits: Seniors Financial Assistance Programs
  • Calgary benefits: Fair Entry

Many seniors come to Canada to join their children and grandchildren. However, while taking care of their families, the elderly often face problems such as language barriers, limited communication, etc. To make things worse, their lack of understanding of their children’s work and surrounding environment can often triggers anxiety about the family’s economic status. At the same time, due to language barriers, most elderly people rely on their children to help apply for seniors benefit. The preparation of application materials often brings a lot of stress to the whole family which makes it even harder for the elderly to ask for help. In this case, learning about seniors benefit and obtaining application assistance can be very helpful for both seniors and families.

We are pleased to have Laura (Jing) Wang as our guest speaker on this topic. Laura will give us a comprehensive explanation of various senior benefits in Canada, especially for seniors over the age of 60 and their children. Laura has been working for over ten years as the Settlement Practitioner for Seniors at Centre for Newcomers, Calgary since June 2007. In the past years of consulting work, Laura has helped many seniors and families apply for various government benefits, explained government welfare policies, and helped with PR card renewal and citizenship application. She has also been providing consulting work on government-subsidized housing, public transportation benefits, and healthy family relationships. Laura also organized various workshops/webinars, visits, hobby groups and fitness and entertainment activities.

This webinar is part of our Chinese Emotional Support Hotline presentation series, with the purpose of improving the Chinese community’s wellbeing and mental health through providing free educational seminars raising awareness on the resources available to support you.