Organization Profile - National Seniors Council

National Seniors Council



Minister Responsible

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Mandate

The National Seniors Council advises on current and emerging issues and opportunities related to the quality of life, health and well-being of seniors, both now and in the future; as needed, undertakes activities such as commissioning research, convening expert panels and roundtables, and holding consultative meetings; and delivers well-balanced advice, taking into account the views of experts; seniors; organizations and groups that provide seniors' programs and services; provincial/territorial advisory bodies on seniors; and other relevant stakeholders and interested parties.

Appointment Provisions

The Council shall have a maximum of 12 members who shall be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding three years. As far as possible, the terms of office of not more than one half of the members will expire in any one year. One of the members shall be designated by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and the Minister of Health to serve as Chairperson. Any member may be reappointed once to the Council in the same or another capacity.

Eligibility/Conflicts

The Council membership may be diverse, including seniors, representatives of organizations that serve the needs or interests of seniors, and experts from fields of study related to seniors and aging.

Remuneration

Chairperson and Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($300 - $350)

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Wister, Andrew Victor
North Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2012-05-03
2017-05-02
Member
Beaulieu, Marie
Sherbrooke, Quebec
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2018-06-17
Butti, Olivia
Edmonton, Alberta
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2017-06-17
Duffy, Leonie Napa
Coral Harbour, Nunavut
During Pleasure
2013-12-17
2016-12-16
Emmerton, William James
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2015-02-26
2018-02-25
Evanchuk, James Thomas
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2015-03-26
2018-03-25
Gionet, Sharron
Saint John, New Brunswick
During Pleasure
2013-06-06
2016-06-05
Johnson, Shanthi
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure
2012-06-21
2018-06-20
Kwan, Tim Wing
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-02-26
2018-02-25
McGrath, Hubert Patrick
Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure
2011-12-01
2017-11-30
Smith, Lisa Marie
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
2012-06-21
2018-06-20
Spadafora, Patricia
Ancaster, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2017-06-17