COVID-19: PLEASE SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE

ILC Canada demands a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons in response to the human rights violation in the 2020 pandemic. 

We are asking for your support of our efforts to get a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons by sending our letter with your written endorsement to: 

The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Honourable Deb Schulte:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LETTER

Should you decide to support our efforts, we kindly request that you copy us on your response:

Margaret Gillis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kiran Rabheru: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your support and effort to protect the human rights for older persons in Canada and world-wide.

 

WHY WE NEED A UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE: READ HERE...

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Presentation to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities 
May 4, 2020
 
Government’s Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic: Appearance by Ms. Margaret Gillis, President, ILC Canada and Dr. Kiran Rabheru, Board Chair, ILC Canada.
 

 

READ THE ILC CANADA STATEMENT HERE.

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ILC-GA Position Statement on COVID-19. May 7, 2020: Read here

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Joint Press Release on Long Term Care from International Longevity Centre Canada, CanAge and the International Federation on Aging. April 14, 2020 : Read here

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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 a human rights lens, through knowledge development and exchange, recommendations of evidence-based polices, social mobilization, and networking.

Partners and friends of ILC-Canada

The ILC-Canada is a member of the Global Alliance of International Longevity Centres, an international consortium with member organizations in 16 countries. The Global Secretariat is located in the United States. Our co-presidents are Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic and Dr. Mary Ann Tsao, President of ILC-Singapore. 

We are partnered with the LIFE Research Institute at the University of OttawaThe 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.

Margaret Gillis, President of ILC-Canada, is Chair of the Global Alliance For The Rights Of Older People (GAROP) National advocacy working group of a United Nations Convention on the Right of Older Persons. 

Supporting our ILC Global Alliance

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

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

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