Age Friendly Business Initiative

The International Longevity Centre (ILC) Canada and University of Ottawa held the launch of the Age Friendly Business Initiative with a dinner on May 2th at the Shaw Centre.

A report on the forum was produced, entitled Forum 2016, Age-Friendly Business Report: The Main Challenges For Businesses Adapting to the Aging Population. Click here for the English version or here for the French version.

President and Vice-Chancellor Allan Rock talked about the accomplishments of the University and ILC Canada regarding aging research and policy before introducing Minister Duclos.

The Minister of Children, Families and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos discussed government responses to such issues as ageism and Canada’s elder work force.

Dean of Health Sciences Hélène Perreault talked about the University of Ottawa's role in age-friendly research and development of the Institute for Autonomy, Functionality and Longevity.

ILC Canada President Margaret Gillis discusses the role the International Longevity Centre will play in the advancement of seniors' rights.

ILC Co-President and President of ILC Brazil Dr. Alexandre Kalache spoke on demographical shifts worldwide and the changes both tangible and philosophical needed to meet them.

Minister Duclos, President Gillis, Dean Perreault and President Rock meet for a photo to commemorate the event.