The IFA is pleased to announce and welcome Elder Bob Phillips to the 14th Global Conference on Ageing.  Elder Phillips providing the opening blessing and welcome to Traditional Territories when the Conference commences on 8 August 2018, as well as at the start of the pre-conference Addressing Inequalities Summit.

Elder Phillips (Great Bear), an Urban Mi’kmaq and a traditional Pipe Carrier as well as an individual committed to life-long learning, earning a PhD in Indigenous Studies from Trent University at the age of 71 and also holds an MA in Fine Art History from York University.  Elder Phillips spent ten years as host of the Aboriginal Voices Radio Arts Review show discussing art, culture and contemporary issues with community members from across Canada and the Far North.

The IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing “Toward a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action” is being convened in Toronto, Canada on 8–10 August 2018 and will feature a major track on Addressing Inequalities, with an emphasis on the health and well-being of older Indigenous people.  The Conference will discuss social inequalities, and the global movement to connect those involved in shaping and implementing public policy around both older and Indigenous people, with those affected by these policies.

Elder Bob Phillips to provide opening blessing at IFA 2018 Conference