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Organization Profile - National Seniors Council

National Seniors Council

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Seniors

Mandate

The National Seniors Council advises on current and emerging issues and opportunities related to the quality of life, health and well-being of seniors, both now and in the future; as needed, undertakes activities such as commissioning research, convening expert panels and roundtables, and holding consultative meetings; and delivers well-balanced advice, taking into account the views of experts; seniors; organizations and groups that provide seniors' programs and services; provincial/territorial advisory bodies on seniors; and other relevant stakeholders and interested parties.

Appointment Provisions

The Council is to be comprised of a maximum of 12 members, who are to be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Employment and Social Development and the Minister of Health, to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding three years. As far as possible, the terms of office are to be staggered such that not more than one half of the member's terms will expire in any one year. The Governor in Council must designate one of the members as chairperson on the recommendation of the Minister of Employment and Social Development and the Minister of Health. A member may be re-appointed once to the Council in the same or another capacity.

Eligibility/Conflicts

The Council membership may be diverse, including seniors, representatives of organizations that serve the needs or interests of seniors, and experts from fields of study related to seniors and aging.

Remuneration

Chairperson and Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($300 - $350)

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Dupuis-Blanchard, Suzanne
Dieppe, New Brunswick
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2020-12-13
Member
Aylward, Joan Marie
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure
2018-09-07
2020-09-06
Gagné, Jean-Pierre
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2021-06-24
Gould, Gary Peter
Fredericton, New Brunswick
During Pleasure
2018-01-18
2021-01-17
Hamilton, James O'Neill
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2018-01-18
2021-01-17
Lagacé, Martine
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2020-06-24
Leaney, Alison Ann
Richmond, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2018-01-18
2021-01-17
McCormick, Kevin Robert Edward
Sudbury, Ontario
During Pleasure
2019-07-01
2022-06-30
Raina, Parminder
Hamilton, Ontario
During Pleasure
2018-01-18
2021-01-17
Saad, Omar A.
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2019-07-01
2022-06-30
Spinks, Nora Kathleen
Mississippi Mills, Ontario
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2021-06-24
Starnino, Cindy Violet
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2020-06-24
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