Margaret Gillis



Based in Ottawa, Margaret is the founding President of the International Longevity Centre Canada, a human rights-based organization with 16 global Centres dedicated to the needs of older people.


An award-winning executive, retired Public Health Agency of Canada official and innovative leader, Margaret has played a key role in establishing the Age-Friendly Community program in Canada and an international partnership to protect seniors in disasters.


Margaret also serves as Chair of the National Advocacy Working Group at the Global Alliance on the Rights of Older Persons and is working to establish a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons. With a background in health promotion, protection and programming, Margret is committed to improving the rights of older people.





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