ILC Canada is playing a leadership role in requesting Canada to lead and support a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older People

ILC Canada is a strong advocate for the rights of older people. The involvement we have with the United Nations is part of our advocacy plan for a UN Convention on the rights of Older People. Our team partakes in events and conferences at the United Nations Headquarters in New Year City and at the United Nations Office in Geneva every year. We also host side events at the UN Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Ageing in New York City. 

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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.

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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.

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Mobilizing to Support the Rights of Older Persons. December 2, 2019. 

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A letter to the Minister Freeland on the UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons - July 2018

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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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Hosted side events:

United Nations OEWG on Ageing side event, April 2019: "Live Well, Learn Well An International, intersectorial discussion on Lifelong Learning and Income Security."

United Nations OEWG on Ageing side event, July 2018: "The Right to Be My Older Self: A North-South Dialogue on Long-term and Palliative Care and Autonomy and Independence for Older Persons."

United Nations OEWG on Ageing side event, December 2016:"Ageism and the Need for a Convention" 

ILC-Canada addresses the United Nations 

ILC President Margaret Gillis addresses the United Nations General Assembly on the Sustainable Development Goals, March 2015