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.  




Lisa Hartford

Director, Communications and Knowledge Mobilization

Michelle Saunders

Executive Producer, Media

Mackenzie Kiemele

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Lawrence Ly

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Sam Gore

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John Ray

Digital Marketing and
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Karen Thompson

Policy Officer

Meghan West

Policy Officer

Sarah Pillersdorf, MSW

Policy Officer

Xanthe Fiocca

Policy Officer


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Norman and Honey Schipper Chair in Gerontological Social Work, University of Toronto

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Founder & Managing Director,

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CEO, AdvantaAge Ontario

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Principal Consultant,

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Raeann Ridout 

Director, Provincial Partnerships & Outreach, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario

Scott Russell 

CEO, Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Paula Wedge

Nova Scotia Barrister, Mediator and Seniors Advocate

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Co-Founder HealthCare Sisters Inc.

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Laurie Campbell

Consumer Credit and Money Expert

Combat Social Isolation during Covid 19:

Set up specific times to e-visit so seniors
can look forward to your visit. It also
gives structure to the day.  

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