Moderator: Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEo, CanAge


Opening Remarks :

Debra Sayewich Member of the Wasauksing First Nation, Founder –  Age-Friendly Consulting and Co-Founder – OAKS – Older Adults Knowledge Sharing



Dr. Saskia Sivananthan, leading healthcare leader and advocate, Affiliate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University

Alyssa Brierley, Executive Director of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA).

Julia Gersovitz O.C., Architect, educator, architectural historian, author and activist.  Co-founder of EVOQ Architecture

Gregor Sneddon,   Executive Director of HelpAge Canada

#AgeWithAttitude   #bOld    #WEAAD2024


WEAAD Dedication to Elizabeth PODNIEKS

WEAAD Social Media/toolkit  –  ACCESS to download

Resources Shared

Canadian Centre for Care Giving Excellence National Caregiving Strategy consultations:”


2023 NIA report on “Growing Older in Canada” – perspectives survey of older Canadians

In-the-care-of-the-older-person Book


“Aging in Cool – everyone’s doing it!”

StatsCan on dementia:

CanAge’s Dementia Report in Canada 2022


WHO report on Ageism 

Stats Can Discussion Guide on Ageism

CCAA Canadian Coalition Against Ageism

Speaker Websites:

Alyssa Brierley, Executive Director of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA)

Julia Gersovitz, O.C. OAQ, OAA, FRAIC, FAPT, CAHP
[email protected]


HelpAge Canada

Welcome to #OlderNotOver


Partner Website:

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario


Manitoba Elder Abuse Prevention Network

British Columbia Coordinated Community Response Networks

Newfoundland  Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council


la Fédération des aîné.e.s et retraité.e.s francophones de l’Ontario

Réseau de prévention de la maltraitance des aîné.e.s francophones de l’Ontario.