The Council on Aging of Ottawa

coa@coaottawa.ca | (613) 789-3577
coa@coaottawa.ca | (613) 789-3577
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As a bilingual and inclusive Council, we bring together representatives of older adult groups, community partners, government organizations, the business community, and individuals whose diverse backgrounds, extensive experience and expertise enable our Council to undertake quality strategic thinking on older adult issues.

Our board and committees are comprised of a minimum of 50% older adults and 20% francophone. We welcome interest from all who are representative of the population we serve.

Board of Directors

Treva

Treva Cousineau

President

Alex Roussakis

Alex Roussakis

Past President

Chandra

Chandra Hapuarachchi

Treasurer

Chantal Tessier, Secretary

Chantal Tessier

Secretary

Jenny Murray

Jenny Murphy

Education

Yves

Yves Leduc

Engagement

Mariam Fry

Miriam Fry

Committee Development

Mike Powers, Community Engagement

Mike Powers

Community Engagement

Brian Tardif is the Chair of Resource Development

Brian Tardif

Fund Development

Curran

Patrick Curran

Director at Large

Émilie Roy

Émilie Roy

Director at Large

Our Committee Leaders

Grace Welch, Co-chair, Age-Friendly Housing Committee

Grace Welch

Co-Chair, Age-Friendly Housing Committee

Audrey Jacques, Lead, Home and Community Care Working Group

Audrey Jacques

Lead, Home and Community Care Working Group

Jenny Brooks

Jenny Brooks

Co-Chair, Age-Friendly Housing Committee

Valerie Wright

Valerie Wright

Lead, Housing Advocacy Working Group

Bob Baldwin

Bob Baldwin

Chair, Income Security Expert Panel

Mary Haller

Mary Haller

Co-Chair, Pedestrian Safety and Walkability

Ken Holmes

Ken Holmes

Chair, Rural Transportation Sub-Committee

Louise Brunelle

Louise Brunelle

Chair, Older Drivers Sub-Committee

Hugh

Hugh Nelson

Co-Chair, Smart Aging Committee

Min Ku

Min Ku

Co-Chair, Pedestrian Safety and Walkability Sub-Committee

Raynald Marchand

Raynald Marchand

Co-Chair, Transportation Committee

Joanisse

John Joanisse

Co-Chair, Health Issues Committee

Brian Malcolmson

Brian Malcolmson

Co-Chair, Health Issues Committee

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Janet Luloff

Co-Chair, Transportation Committee

Rosa Venuta

Rosa Venuta

Co-Chair, Smart Aging Committee

Our Staff

Sarah Bercier

Sarah Bercier

Executive Director

Bonnie Schroeder

Bonnie Schroeder

Director, Age-Friendly Ottawa

Roch

Roch Pilon

Director, Community Development

Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly

Director, Education

Donna Mcleod

Donna Mcleod

Administration

Molly Jones

Molly Jones

Project Officer