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National Seniors Council accepting applications for Governor in Council appointments

The Government of Canada is seeking applications from qualified Canadians to fill current and future vacancies on the National Seniors Council.

Members of the National Seniors Council play a fundamental role in our democracy as they advise the Government of Canada, through the Minister of Labour and Seniors and the Minister of Health, on matters related to the well-being, health and quality of life of seniors, including the opportunities and challenges arising from a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse aging population.

Through this application process, the Government of Canada is looking for a wide range of applicants from across the country to ensure the National Seniors Council represents the diversity of seniors in Canada and brings together members with varying and complementary experience and expertise. Individuals who identify as or have experience working with immigrants, 2SLGBTQI+ people, women, visible minorities, equity-deserving individuals, Indigenous people or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, or for more information about how to prepare your application, visit the Governor in Council Appointments website. The review of applications will begin on October 3, 2023. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. Applications received after this date will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made.

The Government is committed to open, transparent and merit-based processes for selecting the National Seniors Council members. Governor in Council appointees play a fundamental role in our democracy, serving on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies and tribunals across the country.