External Event: Human Rights of Older Persons


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Human Rights of Older Persons: the Social Costs of Ageism

Ageism is more than disparaging comments and offensive commercials. It is a pervasive mentality and a violation of human rights with very real consequences at the systemic level: poor or limited access to housing, health care, and justice; lack of inclusion of older adults in policies; discrimination in the work place; lack of representation in research. The impact of such discrimination has profound effects on the quality of life of older people and on their physical and mental health.

In this webinar, a panel of Canadian and International experts will address ageism through various lenses and will explore the work taking place across the world to eradicate it. The panel will look at ageism as it manifests in:

  • Health care and mental health;
  • Access to information and technology;
  • Discrimination in the work place;
  • The era of Covid-19

The panelists for this webinar are:

Martine Lagacé
Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion and Development, University of Ottawa

Dr. Kiran Rabheru
Board Chair and Founding Board Member, International Longevity Centre Canada; Chair, Global Alliance for Rights of Older People 

Liat Ayalon
Ph.D. Professor, Deputy Directory, Chair of the Retraining Master Degree Program

Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work

Margaret Young
Founder, Age Knowble; Steering Group Member, Global Alliance for Rights of Older People

Margaret Gillis
President, International Longevity Centre Canada

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