What is the International Longevity Centre – Canada (ILC-Canada)
The International Longevity Centre-Canada (ILC –Canada) is an independent policy think tank focusing on advocating for the rights of older people in Canada and supporting the application of knowledge to positively impact our aging world so that older people can lead healthy, fulfilling and active lives. Their 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. This is done through knowledge development and exchange, recommendations of evidence-based policies social mobilization, and networking.
MARGARET GILLIS is the founding President of the International Longevity Centre Canada, a member of the Global Alliance of International Longevity Centres. This is an international consortium with member organizations in 17 countries dedicated to the needs and rights of older people. The Global Secretariat is located in the United States. An award winning executive and innovative leader, Margaret played a key role in establishing the Age-friendly Community program, this program is now in over 900 Canadian communities and 26 countries worldwide. Other career highlights include a joint government-NGO project to protect seniors in disasters, which was recognized by Her Majesty the Queen.
ILC - Canada
25 University Private, room 228
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Tel.: 613-562-5800, ext. 4121