CSPS Digital Academy Mini Discussions - Understanding Aging in Place: Improving Quality of Life Through Innovation (Test)

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The Canadian population is aging, and in the next 20 years, the senior population is expected to grow by 68%. We will all experience the impact of aging in some way, from those of us who are thinking of retirement to those who will be caring for loved ones. Innovations that support aging in homes and communities of choice will be critical.
This event explores what aging in place means and looks at the partnerships, innovations, and policies that empower citizens to live safe, healthy, and well-supported lives within their own homes as they age.
Join our guest experts as they showcase the innovative technologies currently available and being developed to support aging in place today and into the future.

Disclaimer: Some of the topics raised in this event could have emotional triggers for some participants.

Date & Time:

January 12, 2022 | 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

Registration Timeline:

January 12, 2022 | 10:00 am (ET)


English, with interpretations in French through Wordly.


Virtual Session

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Elizabeth Hardy

Senior Director, Research and Experimentation, Office of Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat
Elizabeth is the Senior Director of Research and Experimentation in the Office of Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada, where she is responsible for leading advancements in future of work efforts for the federal government. Before starting this role in March 2020, she was Senior Lead, Behavioural Science at the Impact and Innovation Unit at the Privy Council Office, where she oversaw the application of behavioural science to public policy challenges.

Prior to joining the Government of Canada, Elizabeth held several senior leadership positions, including leading the Behavioural Insights Unit in the Government of Ontario, where she was instrumental in creating and building Canada’s first behavioural science team in government. To date, Elizabeth has successfully completed trials dealing with public health, financial decision-making, tax collection, regulatory compliance, and service delivery. She provides advice and guidance on the application of behavioural science to public policy, recently supporting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a member of the External Advisory Committee for Capacity Development.

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Neil Bouwer

Vice-President, Innovation and Policy Services Branch, Canada School of Public Service
Neil Bouwer has also served as an Assistant Deputy Minister at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Natural Resources Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the Privy Council Office of Canada; and in executive positions at the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, Human Resources and Social Development Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada. He has also worked at the Department of Finance and Western Economic Diversification Canada, and has Economics degrees from McGill University and St. Thomas University. Neil actively supports the Government of Canada policy and data communities, the Advanced Policy Analyst Program and the Free Agent HR Program.