Recorded Webinar: Closing the Gaps– Advancing Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults

United Way BC
September 28, 2021

This webinar features Dr. Samir Sinha, lead author of the recent Canadian Red Cross and National Institute on Aging White Paper that offers evidence-informed expert recommendations to Improve Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults Across Canada. The webinar was hosted by United Way British Columbia – Working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland, Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWBC) on September 23rd. 2021 as the inaugural Healthy Aging CORE Canada webinar.



  • Dr. Samir Sinha: Dr. Samir Sinha is the Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Director of Health Policy Research at Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing.
  • Kristi Rintoul, Community Impact Manager, Community, Impact, & Investment, United Way British Columbia
  • Michelle Hawkins, Executive Director, Logan Lake Wellness
  • Amaan-Ali Fazal, Member for Emergency Preparedness, Aga Khan Council for British Columbia


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