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Throughout the year, we provide opportunities for you to engage and get involved with Programs for 50+ and Community Engagement.

Our events include thought-provoking presentations and lectures, performances, volunteer programs, and more.

Learn and grow with us by exploring all the events we have to offer.

Online Events

Employment Law in the COVID-19 Era

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

COVID-19 has changed the way we think about work. Whether we are working remotely instead of going into an office, have been furloughed without pay until further notice, have to physically distance ourselves from our co-workers, or are unemployed and unable to find work, most, if not all of us, are facing challenges in the workplace. This webinar will consider how employment law is keeping up with this uncharted new landscape and hypothesize what changes may be in store in the years to come.

Daniel Chodos is a partner at Whitten & Lublin Employment Lawyers, where he advises employers and employees on day-to-day workplace matters, including contract drafting, negotiations and disputes, harassment complaints, and workplace investigations. Daniel litigates cases before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, as well as other administrative tribunals. Daniel regularly gives seminars on employment-related issues for the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Human Resources Professional Association, among other organizations.

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Introduction to Power of Attorney:
How to Get Power of Attorney,
Part 1 of 2

Thursday, October 29, 2020
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

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Introduction to Power of Attorney:
How to be a Power of Attorney,
Part 2 of 2

Monday, November 2, 2020
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

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Canada is currently undergoing a demographic shift: the average age of Canadians has been on the rise for several decades. An aging population also creates challenges regarding the day-to-day management of the financial affairs of individual citizens. This help is often facilitated by the granting of a “Power of Attorney”.

Many people will be familiar with this term, perhaps having had experience with a power of attorney themselves. Adult children of aging parents are regularly granted powers of attorney. As the population continues to age, it is reasonable to expect that the use of powers of attorney will become more necessary and common. It’s important that powers of attorney are fully understood, both by those who grant the power and by those who accept the responsibility of acting as attorney.

Laura Tamblyn-Watts, president and CEO of CanAge, is a highly sought after expert regarding matters involving older adults in Canada and around the world. She currently teaches at the University of Toronto, where she is also a Fellow of the Institute for Lifecourse and Aging.

Laura is an Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Elder Law section and a Board member of the National Initiative for Care of the Elderly.


The Future of Privacy in a COVID-19 world

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

The COVID-19 impact is far-reaching across the world and in our daily lives. In this thought- provoking talk, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, will discuss the new reality of life during a pandemic and the impact it’s having not only on our health but also the lasting implications for our privacy and what can be done to protect our data.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian was appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario for an unprecedented three terms. She is best known for her creation of Privacy by Design, which is now recognized as the world’s gold standard in privacy protection and is translated into 38 languages. Building upon her PhD, Dr. Cavoukian has also developed Access by Design to demonstrate the vital role access to information plays in our democratic society.

In 2017, she began a new position as Distinguished Expert in Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University.

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The Future: Equity in Education

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

Dr. John Mighton, the award-winning founder of JUMP Math, will speak on his new book, All Things Being Equal, a proven guide to succeeding in math, and a passionate argument for why this success can and must be available to the majority instead of the privileged few.

Dr. Mighton argues that math study is an ideal starting point to break down social inequality and empower individuals to build a smarter, kinder, more equitable world.

John Mighton is a mathematician, author, and the founder of JUMP Math. He has been recognized as an Ashoka Fellow, awarded five honorary doctorate degrees for his lifetime achievements, and appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is also an award-winning playwright: he’s received the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama, the Dora Award, and the Chalmers Award.

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NOTE: All In-Person Events Cancelled Until Further Notice

All scheduled in-person events for The Chang School’s Programs for 50+ are being cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

Given the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we want to ensure everyone’s health and safety remain our top priority, especially our vulnerable 50+ community.

We apologize for any inconvenience these cancellations may cause. For more information, please contact programsfor50plus@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5103.