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Past Events

Transitions: Aging Across the Life Course

April 30 and May 1, 2018

On April 30th and May 1st, the NIA, in partnership with the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, hosted Transitions: Aging Across the Life Course, a two-day conference that brought policy makers, academics, business leaders, government representatives and older adults together to discuss how best to address issues facing Canada's ageing population. Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs, Dipika Damerla, kicked off the conference speaking about the recently launched Ontario Action Plan for Seniors. Over the two days, attendees heard from a wide range of perspectives and sectors in the ageing space, including a panel discussion on the connection between pensions and personal health, a presentation on a new, effective model for treating Parkinson's, and panel discussions on the topics of adult vaccination and working caregivers.

Ageing and the Economy

February 27, 2018

Our population is rapidly ageing. By 2036, one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65. That means retirement and financial planning services need to start adapting to a new demographic reality. They also need to consider how our ageing population will impact the economy overall. Ageing and the Economy, an engaging panel discussion among leaders from Sun Life Financial, OMERS and HOOPP, offered actionable and practical insights into how our ageing population affects the economy of today and the future.

Envisioning Ageing In Place

November 23, 2017

The National Institute on Ageing’s Envisioning Ageing in Place  Conference brought together experts, thought leaders, practitioners and delegates to learn, share, and brainstorm key ideas and actions to support older adults to age in place. This conference discussed ageing in place from a variety of perspectives, from neighbourhood and community capacity-building to age-friendly transportation and inclusive home design. Find out more: https://www.ryerson.ca/nia/events/past-events/envisioning-ageing-in-place/

National Student Case Competition

March 16, 2017


The NIA partnered with Merck and Ryerson Marketing Association to produce our first National Student Case Competition! This Case Competition on Adult Immunization furthers our commitment to supporting the health and well-being of older Canadians. Immunization is one of the most effective ways of preventing illness and maintaining healthy and active lives as we age. On March 16, 2017, five teams of 2-3 students presented their campaign proposals encouraging uptake of the shingles vaccine among older adults to Merck executives in Toronto.

Re-Think Ageing: Moving Forward with the National Seniors Strategy

November 24 & 25, 2016

Close to 200 delegates heard about the difficulties older adults have navigating our traditional health care and social service systems over November 24 and 25 at the BMO Conference and Education Centre in Toronto during the National Institute on Ageing’s inaugural national conference, Re-Think Ageing. By the end of the conference, though, delegates also heard about and contributed to multiple ways to combat this with plenty of ideas, innovations and proposed solutions. Re-Think Ageing brought practitioners and policymakers together with leaders in health care, finance, technology, and design to shape policies that will positively impact our ageing population. In addition to hearing from experts on the plenary panels, delegates also engaged with them to consider what the next steps should be in implementing a National Seniors Strategy. Read the proceedings document from the event here [PDF].

An Evening with Lyndsay Green

January 18, 2016

Ready to retire? What you and your spouse need to know about the reality of retirement.

Pensions 2035

November 20, 2015

In collaboration with Ryerson’s Centre for Labour Management Relations (CLMR), this one-day event has a future-oriented theme and brings together thought leaders in the industry to share ideas about how best to navigate the opportunities and challenges the industry will face in the decades to come.