AGEISM | \ ˈā-(ˌ)ji-zəm: prejudice and/or discrimination against
an individual or a group on the basis of their age.
Ageism is more than disparaging comments and offensive commercials. It is a pervasive mentality and a violation of human rights with very real consequences at the systemic level: poor or limited access to housing, health care, and justice; lack of inclusion of older adults in policies; discrimination in the work place; lack of representation in research. The impact of such discrimination has profound effects on the quality of life of older people and on their physical and mental health.
In this webinar, a panel of Canadian and International experts will address ageism through various lenses and will explore the work taking place across the world to eradicate it. The panel will look at ageism as it manifests in:
- Health care and mental health;
- Access to information and technology;
- Discrimination in the work place;
- The era of Covid-19