The Age-Friendly Institute has just announced the international expansion of the Certified Age-Friendly Employer (CAFE) program into Canada and Brazil. The program was developed by a team of analysts and professionals with specializations in compensation, benefits and HR. Since 2006, CAFE has established best practices for an age-friendly employer.
Since 2006, hundreds of employers in a range of industries from both the private and public sectors are taking part in the program. The first state in the United States to become certified, Massachusetts, just took place this year.
With its expansion into Canada, CAFE program Affiliate Aging Proactively is working with employers in the Atlantic provinces, including working with 20 Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia members. The lead for the program’s rollout in the eastern provinces, Mary Kilfoil, says that employers are welcoming the opportunity to embrace older adults.
For more about its expansion into Canada and Brazil, and about the organization behind CAFE, the Age-Friendly Institute, check out the full news release here.