The International Longevity Centre Canada (ILC-Canada) is an independent think tank created in 2015 and situated in Ottawa, Ontario. Our mission is to propose ideas and guidance for policies addressing population aging based on international and domestic research and practice with a view to bettering the lives of Canadians. We do this through knowledge development and exchange, recommendations of evidence-based polices, social mobilization, and networking.

The ILC-Canada is a member of the Global Alliance of International Longevity Centres, an international consortium with member organizations in 17 countries. The Global Secretariat is located in the United States. Our co-presidents are Dr. Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil and Dr. Mary Ann Tsao, President of ILC-Singapore.

We are partnered with the LIFE Research Institute at the University of Ottawa. The LIFE Research Institute (LRI) is an action-oriented research hub that takes a comprehensive approach to aging by advancing knowledge and training on the physical, mental and social factors that impact quality of life throughout the life trajectory. In essence: Live long, live well and with choices.

Supporting our ILC Global Alliance:

Gender and Aging Charter

Gender and Aging was the theme of the 2nd International Longevity forum which brought together more than 30 experts to debate and provide recommendations, expressed in the “Gender and Aging Charter”.

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The Rio Declaration: Developing a Culture of Care in Response to the Longevity Revolution

To advance the debate on global culture of care, two connected international forums were held in 2013 which resulted in the Rio Declaration.


A letter to the Minister Freeland on the UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons


Canada’s Statement during the Interactive Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing – July 2018