Faces of Aging

The aging of Canada’s population will present a host of complex social and economic challenges for governments at all levels over the next few decades. The Faces of Aging program examines this demographic phenomenon and its implications for public policy and society at large. This research program was directed by Colin Busby and is currently overseen by Rachel Samson.

The current research agenda focuses on the following themes:

  • End-of-life care
  • Retirement-income adequacy and pension reform
  • Funding and delivery of health care and social services
  • Social and economic implications of caregiving

Work in progress

  • Policy options to improve palliative care
  • Regulations and quality in private residential care for seniors
  • Improving regimes for advanced medical directives
  • Reviewing the impact of Tax Free Savings Accounts

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