Laura Tamblyn Watts
President & CEO
Laura Tamblyn Watts is a lawyer, advocate, researcher and media commentator. Her work focuses on law, aging, abuse, accessibility, law reform, governance and knowledge mobilization. She has previously served as Chief Public Policy Officer at CARP, where she authored the FACES of Canada’s Seniors: Making Canada the Best Place to Age, and as National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law.
She currently teaches at the University of Toronto, where she is also a Fellow of the Institute for Lifecourse 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 Care of the Elderly. She is a Board member of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) and a member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada’s (IFIC) committee on Seniors and Vulnerable Investors (IFIC).
She is one of two Canadian representatives on the North American Securities Administrators Association (NAASA) committee on Vulnerable Investors and a continuing member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Task Force on Seniors. Laura is also a Board member of PACE Independent Living and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario.
Director, Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Executive Producer, Media
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Dr. Amanda Grenier
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Dr. Lynn McDonald
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Dr. Raza Mirza
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