MEDIA ADVISORY – Vis-à-vis between generations and ageism: what place for seniors in the workplace?

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Two men shaking hands in a work environment, surrounded by people sitting at a table

A discussion of Canada's aging workforce and its implications

To what extent and how do beliefs around aging impact work engagement and retention? In turn, how does knowledge-sharing and mentoring between young and older workers shape age-based attitudes? Findings have highlighted the importance of developing workplaces that engage and benefit workers of all ages and counter ageism.

These issues will be at the center of discussions on November 26 when the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) hosts Professor Martine Lagacé to discuss the aging of the Canadian workforce and its important implications for human resources practices, particularly with respect to the hiring and retention of young and older workers.

The event will be in French.


  • Martine Lagacé, Member of the Advisory Committee, ISSP and Associate Vice-President, Research, Promotion and Development, University of Ottawa. Professor, Department of Communication, Faculty of Arts.

WHAT: Alimenter la réflexion : Vis-à-vis entre les générations et l'âgisme : quelle place pour les aînés en milieu de travail? – an ISSP Food for Thought Panel.

WHEN: Thursday, November 26, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Online event. Register here. 

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