Generous Futures: Addressing Ageism
- October 19, 2021
- 1:00 PM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT
How does Canadian society discriminate against individuals based on their age? How can we ensure that seniors are given the respect, dignity and agency they are entitled to? What role does philanthropy play in better supporting our ageing populations? Join us for a panel discussion that will explore these questions and shed light on how charitable giving is carving new pathways for seniors.
Michael Nicin served as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs, leading the design and launch of the $155 million provincial seniors strategy — the first government led seniors strategy in Canada. He also served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services, where he oversaw the design and launch of the $500 million Ontario Autism Program. Prior to this he also served as the Director of Policy and Strategic Planning for CARP, a 300,000 member based advocacy organization for older Canadians.
Dr. Samir Sinha is the Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Director of Health Policy Research at Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing.
A Rhodes Scholar, Samir is a highly regarded clinician and international expert in the care of older adults. He was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Government of Canada’s National Seniors Council, and is also leading the development of new National Long-Term Care Standards for Canada.
Mitch is a Partner and the chair of the Pensions and Employment Practice at Torys LLP and the Chancellor of Ontario Tech University. His law practice focuses on all aspects of pension, benefits and employment. He is the founder of the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University, a former adjunct professor at both the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School, Senior Advisor to the Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University and a published author. Mitch is also vice-chair of the Board of North York General, a member and former chair of the TFS Board of Directors, chair of the Western Law Dean’s Advisory Council, the immediate past chair of Ryerson University’s Board of Governors and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Science Centre. He is the recipient of Wilfrid Laurier University’s MBA Outstanding Executive Leadership Award, Western University Law School’s Ivan Rand Alumni Award, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Pension and Benefits Law, was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine and is the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Ryerson University.