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 Baroness Sally Greengross, President of the ILC- UK and Dr. Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil.
Our offices are situated in the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, who also act as our partners. The Faculty of Health Sciences, headed by Dr. Hélène Perrault, focus their scholarly activities around enhancing and maintaining cognitive and physical functioning and promoting autonomy across the life course, together we are working to better the lives of older Canadians.
ILC Canada and the University of Ottawa will host a Forum from May 15th to May 17th in Ottawa.
Age-Friendly Business Initiative Forum
From May 2nd to May 4th, ILC Canada and the University of Ottawa hosted the Age-Friendly Business Initiative.
Active Ageing Framework
This guide discusses the topic of active ageing, including the longevity revolution, the 4 pillars for active ageing, determinants and policy recommendations. Created by ILC Brazil with assistance from current ILC Canada Research Director Louise Plouffe.
Demographic Facts About Older Canadians
A quick look at the changing demographics of Canadian society as it relates to its older population.
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”.
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.