Michael Nicin, Executive Director, National Institute on Ageing (NIA), Ryerson University
As Executive Director at the NIA, Michael’s objective is to improve life for older Canadians while keeping a prudent eye on the greater public good and public systems sustainability. He is most proud of the way the NIA, as a relatively new think tank, has been able to influence public policy with positive advocacy, evidence-based advice to governments, and through meaningful partnerships and broad engagement that allow for information sharing and consensus building.
Previously, Michael was acting Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs. He also served as the Director of Policy and Strategic Planning for CARP and Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Children and Youth Services. As an expert in his field, he lends his insights to a number of initiatives, such as forming a successful coalition for retirement advocacy post-Federal budget, or as a speaker at the Board’s upcoming YPN Millennial Money panel and networking event.
“Across a broad range of issues and sectors, the Board offers members the ability to learn new ideas and engage with change makers,” says Michael. “Networking is also an important feature. Meeting other professionals and learning from each other is important, but not always easy. The Board offers both opportunities at a high, yet accessible, level.”
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