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On October 6, 2022, the Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, announced that the National Seniors Council (NSC) will serve as an expert panel to examine measures, including a potential aging at home benefit, to further support Canadians who wish to age within the comfort of their own homes.
Réjean Hébert, full professor at the Université de Montréal, CIRANO researcher and former Minister of Health and Social Services and Seniors is a member of the National Seniors Council since 2022. He also sits on this expert group whose mission will be to provide advice and consult with stakeholders in their work on this important issue.
Additionally, this work will complement the Council’s existing mandate to advise the Government of Canada, through the Minister of Health and the Minister of Seniors, on matters related to the well-being and quality of life of seniors, including the opportunities and challenges arising from a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse aging population.