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Age-Friendly Communities in Ontario
Multi-Level Governance, Coordination Challenges and Policy Implications

On November 4-5, 2013, the Institute for Research on Public Policy hosted a symposium on creating age-friendly communities, in collaboration with the Government of Ontario, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the City of Toronto. The symposium brought together key academic researchers, decision-makers and a broad range of stakeholders. Participants discussed all aspects of age-friendly communities – healthy aging, housing, transportation and mobility, and social participation and recreation.


Keynote Address by Dr. Samir Sinha

Keynote Address by Stephen M. Golant

Welcome and introduction

Session 1 – Ontario municipalities’ role and function in implementing a seniors strategy

Mark Rosenberg

Margaret Denton

Josh Matlow

Debbie Amaroso

Session 1 – Discussion

Session 2 – Governance issues in key policy areas: Break-out sessions

A. Housing

Margie Carlson

Lynn McDonald

Steve Pomeroy

Session 2A – Discussion

B. Long-term care, assisted living

Graham W. S. Scott

Monika Turner

Session 2B – Discussion

C. Mobility and transportation systems

Christian E. Fisker

Glenn R. Miller

Harry Kitchen

Session 2C – Discussion

D. Community and recreational services

Howie Dayton

Jacqueline Powell

Caroline Andrew

Session 2D – Discussion

E. Aging communities in large urban areas, suburbs, midsize cities

Pierre Filion

Wayne Chu

Clara Freire

Cheryl Hitchen

Session 2E – Discussion

F. Aging communities in rural, northern and remote communities

Elaine Wiersma

Paul Rosebush

Mark Skinner

Session 2F – Discussion

Session 3: Plenary Session

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Date and time
November  4, 2013 - November  5, 2013
Event Type
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