2021 Virtual Spring Luncheon “Older Adults, Families and Caregivers”

May 26, 2021 | 11:30 am -

 Online via Zoom

About this Event:

Older Adults, Families, and Caregivers: Exploring the Impact of COVID on the Many Relationships that Enrich Our Lives 

The unprecedented realities of the past year have had a significant impact on older adults, their families, and those who provide all forms of care.  

Whether you live in a family unit of one or many, give or receive care, or simply want to learn more about the impact of this past year on those we care about - Join us Wednesday, May 26 from the comfort of your own home for this year’s Virtual Spring Luncheon Fundraiser. 

  • Share your experiences and insights in conversation with your peers. 
  • Learn from keynote speaker, Nora Spinks, CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family, as she presents results from recent research into how families, communities, and caregiving are changing with Q&A to follow 

This FREE event brings you all the same quality you’ve come to expect from this signature fundraising event with a much easier commute!    

The Spring Luncheon might be virtual but your chances of winning are very real!! Opportunities to enter 50/50 and raffle draws coming soon! 

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

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Presenter: Nora Spinks, CEO, Vanier Institute of the Family

As Chief Executive Officer at the Vanier Institute, Nora works with individuals and organizations that study, serve and support families to mobilize knowledge and enhance the national understanding of families in Canada. A well-known keynote speaker and author, Nora is a sought-after guest on television and radio, where she regularly provides the “family lens” to issues of importance to Canadians.

Nora has dedicated her career to creating innovative policies and programs focusing on health and well-being, caregiving, workplace flexibility and work–life harmony, having served as an advisor and consultant to leaders in business, law, labour, government and community. A strategic leader, Nora has contributed to the success of a variety of federal, provincial, community and workplace programs across diverse sectors, industries and professions.

Recognized internationally as a leader in families and work, Nora is a recipient of many awards celebrating her contribution to workplaces and communities across Canada. Nora has been appointed to the National Seniors Council (2018) and the Expert Panel on Early Learning and Child Care Data and Research (2019), and serves on the Ministerial Advisory group on families for Veterans Affairs Canada.


Date:  Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 11:30 am
Link:  A confirmation letter with the ZOOM link
will be sent to you on the morning of the event.
* Please consider making a donation to support the advocacy and educational programming of the COA during the registration process.

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