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Elder advocacy group adds national director of law

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 12:15 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

CARP has hired Laura Tamblyn Watts to be its first national director of law, policy and research.

The association, which was formerly known as the Canadian Association for Retired Persons, lists its mission as advocating for better health care, financial security and freedom from ageism.

Watts was formerly at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law where she held a number of positions, including senior fellow and and national director. She is a frequent presenter keynote speaker and lecturer and appears regularly in the media as an expert on aging issues.

In her new role at CARP, she expects to collaborate with academic organizations, private industry, non-profits and governments on projects and polices regarding issues relating to older Canadians, including elder abuse and neglect prevention and response.