Thank You for Your Support!
Friends of the Council on Aging of Ottawa
|Lucio Appolloni||Clair Heggeveit||Raymond Ostiguy|
|Germain Aubut||Charles Hurst||Marion Routledge|
|David K. Bernhardt||Margaret Wade Labarge||Dan Saxon|
|Blanche Black||Dr. Campbell Lamont||Susan Van Iterson|
|Donald H. Evans||James D. Lumsden||Ada McEwen|
|Jessie Whyte||Hubert Frenken|
Friends of the Council on Aging of Ottawa are individuals who have committed to contributing a minimum of $1,000 to the Council on Aging of Ottawa over their lifetimes. The donation may be made in one or many installments spread over many years. Friends may choose to make a designated contribution to the Council’s Endowment Fund, to the general operations of the Council, to special projects, or to any other purpose consistent with the Council’s mission.
Benefactor - $5,000
|Hubert Frenken||William Wade|
|Marcel Custeau||Dr. Lise Chislett||Dr. Marjorie Hinds|
|Yvan Jaques||Dr. Hugh Armstrong||Minto Foundation Inc.|
|Dianne Breton||Lyne Cyr||Gaëtan Lussier|
The Margaret Griffiths Award
Margaret Griffiths taught for 25 years at the McGill School of Social Work. In a second career, after her
retirement, Ms Griffiths became actively involved in many organizations concerned with the health and welfare
of seniors in Ottawa. These included the Good Companions Seniors Centre, the Glebe Centre, the District
Health Council, and the Council on Aging of Ottawa.
It was in recognition of her outstanding contribution in the volunteer field that the Margaret Griffiths Award was established. The award is presented annually to a senior volunteer who, like Ms. Griffiths, has contributed substantially to the betterment of the quality of life of seniors in Ottawa.
2012 Award Recipient: Dr. Louise Plouffe
Dr. Plouffe has had a very distinguished career in policy development, research, teaching and volunteering in the area of aging with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the National Advisory Council on Aging, the World Health Organization and the Université du Québec en Outaouais. Through her work, she has contributed very significantly and demonstrated a sustained commitment to the development of policies whose goal was to improve the lives of seniors.
Dr. Plouffe has provided very significant and recognized leadership in the development of the Age Friendly framework initially worldwide through her work with the World Health Organization and subsequently in Canada through her work with the Public Health Agency of Canada. With the WHO, her achievements include the WHO Age Friendly Cities Guide (2007) and Older Persons in Emergencies: An Active Ageing Perspective (2007). Afterwards at the Public Agency of Canada she helped to create connections between researchers on aging supportive environments, to foster knowledge development and transfer within the Age Friendly Community initiative and to develop the Age Friendly Community initiative evaluation framework. At the same time she published in peer reviewed journals, among which is the following article:
Plouffe, L & Kalache, A. (2010) Towards global age-friendly cities: Determining urban features that promote active aging, Journal of Urban Health, 87(5), 733-9.
During the past decade, she has also been particularly active in the following organizations and committees as a professional and community volunteer:
- 2010- present: Member Age Friendly Ottawa Steering Committee
- 2007-present: Board member, National Initiative on Care of the Elderly
- 2008-2011: Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Translating, Research on Elder Care (TREC) research program.
- 2000-2006, Member, Institute on Aging Advisory Board, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Dr. Plouffe obtained a doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Her doctoral thesis focused on memory changes in older adult life. Early in her career, she taught gerontology at the University of Quebec in the Outaouais at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. This was followed by work with the National Advisory Council on Aging of Health Canada, first as a research analyst and then as a manager of knowledge development where she researched and wrote or managed and coordinated the production of reports, position papers, prepared recommendations to be made to the Government of Canada on issues related to the wellbeing of seniors. Among these achievements are the NACA Report Card on Seniors (2001), 1999 and Beyond: Challenges of an Aging Canadian Society (1999), Gerontology Education (1991), and many others.
Clearly Dr. Plouffe has contributed substantially to the betterment of the lives of seniors in Canada and worldwide as a policy developer, researcher, professional and community volunteer work. She has also provided highly valued consultation to the Age Friendly Ottawa initiative.
Margaret Griffiths Award Recipients
|2012||Dr. Louise Plouffe|
|2011||Dr. Roland Lecomte|
|2010||Dr. Hugh Armstrong|
|2007||Joan A. Skene|
|2006||Susan Van Iterson|
|2002||Dr. Beatrice Wickett-Nesbitt|
|1995||Margaret Wade Labarge|