Our Team

Meet our Founder

Laura Tamblyn Watts

President & CEO

Laura Tamblyn Watts, president and CEO of CanAge, is a highly sought after expert regarding matters involving older adults in Canada and around the world. She currently teaches at the University of Toronto, where she is also a Fellow of the Institute for Life Course and Aging.

Laura is an Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Elder Law section and a Board member of the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly. She is also a board member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada’s (IFIC) committee on Seniors and Vulnerable Investors, PACE Independent Living, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, and a member of the Investment Industry Regulators Organizations of Canada (IIROC).

Meet our People

Our team is made up of a diverse mix of highly skilled and experienced professionals who are passionately committed to creating a brighter future of aging.

They bring their unique perspectives and lived experiences to the job, fuelling our mission to advance the rights and wellbeing of Canadians and creating real change on a daily basis.

Some of them have years of experience in the public sector. Some are trained academics and researchers. Some have dived head first into the world of advocacy having built their careers in the corporate world.

Despite all of these differences, we all have one thing in common—the desire to make a difference.

Our Philosophy

We believe in lifelong learning and creating a platform for people to grow at any level of their career.

CanAge is also home to a consistent flow of students who lend their deep knowledge to our work while gaining invaluable job skills and experience.

If you’re currently studying and want to get into the exciting world of advocacy, drop us a line! We’d love to meet you.

Meet our Fellows

CanAge is backed by a panel of industry experts leading the conversation about aging in Canada.

We work with them to ensure we stay on the cutting edge of emerging issues and research affecting seniors, and that we’re always representing every older Canadian and caregiver with a lens of representation and inclusivity.


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