Organization Profile - National Seniors Council
National Seniors Council
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
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.
The Council shall have a maximum of 12 members who shall be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding three years. As far as possible, the terms of office of not more than one half of the members will expire in any one year. One of the members shall be designated by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and the Minister of Health to serve as Chairperson. Any member may be reappointed once to the Council in the same or another capacity.
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.
Chairperson and Member
- Fixed by GiC: Position;per diem ($300 - $350)
- Fixed by GiC: Position;per diem ($200 - $250)
|Chairperson and Member|
|Wister, Andrew Victor|
North Vancouver, British Columbia
|Emmerton, William James|
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Evanchuk, James Thomas|
|Kwan, Tim Wing|
|McGrath, Hubert Patrick|
Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador
|Smith, Lisa Marie|
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 1
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