08 April 2022

Réjean Hébert appointed to the National Seniors Council

The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, announced the appointment of a new member to the National Seniors Council, Dr. Réjean Hébert, for a three-year term.


Réjean Hébert is a geriatrician with Montréal’s regional public health department, a full professor at the Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy at Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health (ESPUM) and a CIRANO researcher. His work focuses on public policy and the coordination of health services in the context of chronic diseases, particularly through home support, front-line services and service integration. From 2012 to 2014, he served as Quebec’s Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister Responsible for Seniors, and Minister Responsible for the Estrie Region.


Réjean Hébert was the first Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, after creating the Research Centre on Aging of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke, which he headed until 2001. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke from January 2004 to September 2010.

The NSC is made up of experts on seniors’ issues and aging, and engages with seniors, stakeholders and experts to provide advice to the Government of Canada on matters related to their health, their well-being and their quality of life.

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