Today's Date: May 9, 2021
MedShare to Give Expectant Mothers in Underserved Bay Area Communities Access to State-of-the-Art Philips Ultrasound Imaging Sol   •   Waldencast Acquisition Corp. Announces the Separate Trading of Its Class A Ordinary Shares and Redeemable Warrants Commencing Ma   •   UBS Declares Coupon Payments on 5 ETRACS Exchange Traded Notes   •   Sen. Jon Ossoff Announces that Clark Atlanta University Will Receive Approximately $16.4 Million from the American Rescue Plan   •   Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute Shares Theme for 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity   •   Minister Miller talks about mental wellness during the pandemic   •   Hello Sunshine’s Fair Play Brand, Glamour and CVS To Host “Dare to Self-Care” Virtual Wellness Event on May 10   •   Short documentary Dear Georgina spotlighting life of Passamaquoddy elder streaming launch May 7   •   United Way of King County Launches New Campaign to Address Growing Food Insecurity Due to Pandemic   •   CGTN: How does Xi Jinping express gratitude and love to his mother?   •   AHF Issues $100M Homeless Challenge to Mayor Garcetti, L.A. City Council in New L.A. Times Ad   •   Skypod Supports American Pregnancy Association   •   The Tech Convenes Top STEM Professionals to Advise Young Women on Career Paths   •   Six Flags Hurricane Harbor to Reopen May 15   •   Women in Manufacturing Association Announces “Moms in MFG,” a New Event for Moms Working in the Manufacturing Sector   •   IPG Mediabrands Shares Media Equity Commitment to Encourage Investment in Black-Owned Media   •   Supporting Local Communities: PG&E Contributes $200,000 to Celebrate and Support the Asian American Pacific Islander Communi   •   Mother's Day: Xi Inspired by His Mother in Shaping Outlook on Life, Governance   •   Publix Accepts Walk-in Customers for COVID‑19 Vaccinations in All Seven of Its States   •   HCSS Hosts TWU Houston 2021 Graduation With Drive-Through Event
Bookmark and Share

Minister Schulte and Minister Hajdu announce the appointment of three new members to the National Seniors Council

Minister Schulte and Minister Hajdu announce the appointment of three new members to the National Seniors Council

Canada NewsWire

Government of Canada committed to the well-being and quality of life of older adults  

GATINEAU, QC, April 9, 2021 /CNW/ - Seniors are an important part of our social fabric and contribute to the rich diversity of Canada. The Government of Canada is committed to seeking advice on seniors' issues to inform its work so that Canadians can age with dignity and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security. 

Today, the Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte, and the Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu, announced the appointment of three new members to the National Seniors Council (NSC). The NSC engages with seniors, stakeholders and experts to provide advice to the Government of Canada on matters related to the health, well-being and quality of life of seniors.

The following new members were appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendations of Minister Schulte and Minister Hajdu:

  • Ms. Zena Simces, appointed for a two year term

    Ms. Simces is an accomplished senior consultant and change agent with over 30 years of experience in the health, social services, education, justice and employment sectors. She has a unique combination of expertise in research, policy and program development, community engagement and communications. She has conducted numerous evaluations, reviews and facilitated extensive consultation projects, many of which relate to the health and well-being of seniors.



  • Dr. Samir K. Sinha, appointed for a two year term

    Dr. Sinha is a highly regarded expert in the care of older adults. He currently serves as the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Geriatrics of Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto, and Director of Health Policy Research at Ryerson University's National Institute on Ageing and was recently named the Chairperson for Health Standards Organization's National Long-Term Care Services Standard Technical Committee.



  • Dr. Pamela Williamson, appointed for a three year term

    Dr. Williamson is a First Nations researcher and published author. She is currently a member of the Health Sciences North Research Institute Board of Directors. For 15 years, she was the Executive Director of the Noojmowin Teg Health Centre. She serves on numerous boards and committees.

With the reappointment of James O'Neil Hamilton for one year, all positions on the National Seniors Council have been filled.

Quotes

"I am pleased to welcome the National Seniors Council's newest members. Their vast knowledge and experience of seniors issues will be a valuable asset in the continued work of the Council to support seniors across Canada."

– Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte

"I value the advice provided by the National Seniors Council on the best way to serve seniors and support our aging population. As the proportion of seniors grows in Canada it is important that their views be reflected in the policies and programs to help them live well as they age."

– Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu

Quick Facts

  • Since 2007, the NSC has examined issues related to the social isolation of seniors, the participation of older workers in the labour force, positive and active aging, volunteerism, low income among seniors and elder and financial abuse. Most recently, they have examined issues emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and provided Ministers with advice on these matters.



  • The NSC is made up of experts on seniors' issues and aging, individuals with experience working for organizations that represent the interests of seniors and seniors themselves.



  • Members are nominated based on their expertise and experience related to seniors issues. They are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Seniors and the Minister of Health.

Related Products

Backgrounder: Biographies 

Associated Link

National Seniors Council

Members of the National Seniors Council

Governor in Council appointments

Follow us on Twitter 

SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News