ILC Canada, in partnership with the University of Ottawa and sponsored by FADOQ, the Canadian Medical Association and HomeInstead, will be speaking to the United Nations on December 14th, 2016 at the Seventh Session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing. This Side Event discusses the effects of ageism and the possibility of the adoption of a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older People. Speakers will include the Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons Rosa Kornfeld-Matte and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations Marc-Andre Blanchard, as well as ILC President Margaret Gillis, Dr. Kiran Rabheru, Dr. Martine Lagacé, Dr. Gordon DiGiacomo and Dr. Linda Garcia. Closing remarks will be given by University of Ottawa Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Hélène Perreault. The event will take place from 1:15 to 2:30, will feature English and French live translation and will be broadcast on found UN Web TV. An agenda for the event can be found here.
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.
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”.
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.