Tickets on Sale Now: Healthy Communities +PLACE MAKER Session

Dealing with Demographics

This +PLACE MAKER session takes place in June, Seniors Month in Ontario. A keynote presentation by Helen Angus, Deputy Minister responsible for the Ontario Seniors Secretariat will address the province's commitment to age-friendly communities.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 
Registration: 7:30 AM - Opening Remarks 8:00AM
Innis Town Hall: 2 Sussex Avenue

CBC Radio's Mary Wiens will moderate a panel discussion featuring the following experts:

Harry Kitchen, Professor Emeritus, Trent Universitywill address how the changing dependency ratio will influence government priorities and affect decisions regarding public policy.

Olha Dobush, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Peel Region – will explain how Peel’s Healthy Development Index can result in healthier neighbourhoods – and help Peel deliver services to seniors more sustainably.

Glenn Miller, Director, Canadian Urban Institute will explain how planning for age-friendly communities will help seniors age in place.

Frank Giannone, President, FRAM Building Group and past President of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association - will present examples of communities that work for people of all ages, and explain how developers can work with municipalities to address the demographic shift underway.

Read CUI's publication: Supporting the Big Shift with Age-Friendly Development