Global Online Consultation on Research Priority Setting for Healthy Ageing (World Health Organization)

Posted on September 12th, 2017 by Kate MacRae under News

The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health in May 2016 during the World Health Assembly.

A key objective of the Strategy is to improve measurement, monitoring, and research on Healthy Ageing. This survey is expected to be completed in 15 minutes and contains two short sections. It is part of an open public consultation that will help to identify research priorities to support the implementation of the new Strategy. WHO welcomes and encourages response from all institutions, groups and individuals with an interest in ageing and health from all countries.

All responses are anonymous.

Results from this survey will be synthesized by WHO and may be used by WHO in discussions with governments, research funding institutions, those who could design and conduct research, and those who could benefit from research findings.

The Global Online Consultation on Research Priority Setting for Healthy Ageing is available in six WHO official languages with default set to English. Other languages include Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian.

To fill out the survey, please click here.

Please complete this short survey by 30 September 2017, so that it can be used to inform the UN International Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2017.

Exhibit at the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing

Posted on August 28th, 2017 by Kate MacRae under News

The IFA is pleased to announce that applications for exhibitors at the 14th Global Conference on Ageing are now open.

The 14th Global Conference on Ageing will be held on 8-10 August 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is anticipated that over 1,200 thought leaders and experts in the field of healthy ageing will attend, including representatives of government, industry leaders, researchers, NGOs, and providers of health care and social services. Ensure that your organization stands out at this unique international event!

To learn more, and to submit an application, please visit or contact the IFA’s Conference and Events Coordinator, Ms Tarah McMaster.

Egale Canada and the International Federation on Ageing Announce New Collaboration

Posted on August 11th, 2017 by Kate MacRae under Blog, News

In recognition of the unique experiences of LGBTQI [1] seniors as a priority population in Canada, Egale Canada and IFA are pleased to announce their formal collaboration.  In preparation for the IFA’s 14th Global Conference on Ageing, Egale is supporting the IFA through LGBTQI inclusion training for its staff, and helping to develop a more inclusive conference space for attendees.  For more information about the training programs, please contact the Seniors Program Officer at Egale Canada.

About Egale Canada

Egale Canada works to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S [2] people in Canada and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues.  Egale will achieve this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education and community engagement.  Egale also works to provide the LGBTQI2S community in Canada with access to essential services including counseling through Egale Youth OUTreach and crisis as well as transitional housing through the Egale Centre.  Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.


[1] The acronym ‘LGBTQI’ is used here to reference all people with diverse gender identities and experiences of attraction (sexual orientation), including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer or questioning. 

[2] As Egale is situated on Indigenous land, the official acronym LGBTQI2S includes Two-Spirit, an English umbrella term used by some Indigenous People rather than, or into addition to, identifying at LGBTQ. This term affirms the interrelatedness of all aspects of identity- including gender, sexuality, community, culture and spirituality.

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