7 August, 2018 |  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |   Chelsea Hotel – Churchill Ballroom


The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is pleased to announce the Addressing Inequalities Summit, an invitation-only event designed in collaboration with the Government of Canada to foster discussion among participants who are interested and committed to eliminating inequalities experienced by older people within marginalized subpopulations.


Addressing Inequalities is one of four major themes that will guide conversation during the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing taking place in Toronto, Canada from August 8-10, 2018.  This theme was developed to bring attention to the needs of specific marginalized populations, as society often understates the fact that life experiences significantly impact and at times jeopardise the health and ability of older people to meet their basic needs.

The Summit

The Addressing Inequalities Summit is a one-day pre-conference event taking place on August 7, 2018 from 9:00am-4:00pm in Toronto, Canada.

This summit will include a keynote speaker, plenary panels and an open forum of conversations with the purpose of informing policy and practice to improve the health and well-being of older people within marginalized populations.

Special attention will be paid, but not limited to, addressing the inequalities experienced by:

  • Older LGBTQ2 people;
  • Older Indigenous people;
  • Older immigrants;
  • Older women;
  • Older people living in rural and remote areas;
  • Older prisoners; and
  • Older homeless people.

More information on speakers and the program structure will be available soon.  If you are interested in staying up to date on the Summit, join the IFA 14th Global Conference mailing list.

If you have any additional questions about the invitation process, eligibility criteria or the Addressing Inequalities Summit generally, please contact Ms. Tarah McMaster (IFA Conference and Event Coordinator) at tmcmaster@ifa-fiv.org or Ms. Hannah Girdler (Project Officer) at hgirdler@ifa-fiv.org.