Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

December 05, 2011 12:31 ET

Appointment to the National Seniors Council

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2011) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today announced the appointment of a new member to the National Seniors Council (NSC) for a three-year term.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Maurice Royer as a new member of the National Seniors Council," said Minister Finley. "His skills, knowledge and experience make him an excellent addition to the Council."

Based in Eastern Ontario, Mr. Royer has had a distinguished career in mediation, facilitation and negotiation services. His community involvement has included serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Kingston Children's Aid Society, and as a member of the Kingston Police Services Board.

"As Canada's population ages, advice and assistance from the National Seniors Council is increasingly vital to policy makers," said Minister of State Wong. "With the insight he has gained from dealing with a range of issues important to older Canadians, Mr. Royer will bring a wealth of expertise to the Council."

The NSC is mandated to provide advice to the federal government on matters related to the well-being and quality of life of Canada's seniors, including new opportunities and issues arising from a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse seniors' population.

Members appointed to the NSC bring with them unique perspectives and experiences that help the federal government understand the issues facing seniors today. The Council may comprise a maximum of 12 members, including the Chair.

For more information on the Council, please visit

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Contact Information

  • Alyson Queen
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Finley

    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada