Equity Influencers: Transforming Health Care for Aging Populations


We acknowledge with gratitude and humility that we will be meeting on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


Pre-conference workshop: Thursday May 30, 2024.

Regular conference programming: Friday May 31 & Saturday Jun 1, 2024


Poster presentations

Pan Pacific Hotel, Downtown Vancouver


Step into the 2024 West Coast Conference on Aging, a visionary event poised to redefine the future of seniors’ care. Here, distinguished speakers will illuminate paths towards a more equitable health care system for our aging population. This dynamic two-day experience brings together some of the most innovative people in health care–leaders, clinicians, change makers, people with lived and living experience, and policymakers—in a powerful exchange of ideas and solutions. These are the people not just part of the conversation, but the ones actively reshaping it.  

As Canada prepares for a significant increase in its population of people aged 65 and above in the coming two decades, the urgency to revolutionize the healthcare system has never been more critical. Engage with thought leaders as they unveil groundbreaking insights and solutions tailored to the evolving needs of older adults, while addressing the systemic challenges that fuel inequities and health disparities. 

Delve into crucial discussions, covering topics from the socioeconomic dimensions of aging, to the unique health and wellness experiences of Indigenous peoples and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals across the spectrum seniors’ care services. Discover how we can integrate and elevate person-centered care philosophies across all health care services, fostering a culture of inclusivity and deeper understandings. 

Explore new horizons in clinical care and support services, focusing on those living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia. Engage in thought-provoking conversations about creating nurturing environments for seniors, including those with histories of trauma and substance use. 

This conference isn’t just an event, it’s a catalyst for meaningful change. Prepare to be invigorated with stimulating ideas and essential conversations. Engage in conversations that challenge norms and join us in our unwavering dedication to shaping a fairer, more responsive future in seniors' wellness and healthcare. Together, we'll introduce fresh perspectives and forge a path toward a more equitable future in aging care.