International Federation on Ageing

International Federation on Ageing International Federation on Ageing

1 Bridgepoint Drive, Suite G.238, Toronto, ON, CA




The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate sector, academia, government, and individuals. WE BELIEVE in 'generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life of people as they age.' Our priorities are to establish the IFA as a point of connection that links together NGOs, academia, policy makers, and the private sector; facilitates knowledge exchange through our networks; collaborates in research and provides a repository of information; is a reference point for policy knowledge around areas with global implications: age discrimination, engaging seniors, financial protection, and age-friendly communities. It is our mission to: - Respond to the need for information on policies, practices, and rights - Facilitate interaction and collaboration between all sectors concerned with ageing issues - Providing a reliable platform for information exchange, empowerment and connection - Bridge gaps in the knowledge and understanding of the ageing experience - Develop tools to empower older people and the various groups working with them - Help foster an age friendly environment at the global, regional and local levels The IFA has consistently campaigned for the rights of older people in a diversity of ways, including involvement in drafting key initiatives, participating in and hosting global conferences, and producing our own reports and publications. In sum, the IFA exists to inform, educate and promote policies and practice to improve the quality of life of older persons around the world.



Experts (208)

Dr. Jane Barratt

Dr. Jane Barratt

Secretary General

As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.

Fostering Healthy Ageing Healthy Ageing Public Policy and Advocacy Population Ageing Women's Rights Inequality Human Rights Care Continuum

Dr. Amy D'Aprix

Dr. Amy D'Aprix

Founder - Life Transitions by Dr. Amy

Our vision is to change the way people think, talk and act when navigating life transitions, particularly in their last third of life.

Retirement Planning Seniors Elder Care Practical Strategies to Improve Your Caregiving Role Staying Healthy and Positive

Dr. Sandra Hirst

Dr. Sandra Hirst


A career spent building capacity in the field of gerontological nursing and improving benchmarks in support of professional nursing practice

Gerontology Seniors and Healthcare Gerontological Nursing

Dra. María Eugenia  Jiménez Corona

Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona

Deputy General Director of Epidemiology

Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona serves as Deputy General Director of Epidemiology, Secretary of Health.

Vaccination COVID-19 Organization Analysis Fund Raising Immunology Vaccination Strategies Epidemiology Campaigns Organization & Management Coronavirus

Dr. Stefania  Maggi

Dr. Stefania Maggi

Immediate Past President

Dr. Maggi is a Geriatrician and Epidemiologist with expertise in both areas of Clinical Geriatrics and Epidemiology of Aging.

Coronavirus Research Disease Prevention Clinical Geriatrics Epidemiology of Aging Education COVID-19

Dr. Isabella Aboderin

Dr. Isabella Aboderin

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Aboderin is also Head of the Program on Aging and Development (APHRC) & Associate Prof of Gerontology at the University of Southampton.

Older Adult Rights Ageing Policy and Development Social Determinants of Health in Old Age Health Systems Access to Health Care Intergenerational Support Family Relationships

Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano

Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano

Deputy Director of Coordination and Operation of CONAVA

Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano is Deputy Director of Coordination and Operation of CONAVA


Keith Ambachtsheer

Keith Ambachtsheer

Director Emeritus

Keith Ambachtsheer has consulted on the design, governance, and investment policies of retirement income systems since 1985.

Public Policy Analysis Work Pensions Human Rights

Prof. Ross Andrews

Prof. Ross Andrews


Prof. Andrews specializes in vaccine-preventable diseases and skin infections.

Vaccination Skin Infections Vaccine-preventable Diseases

Prof. Kaarin Anstey

Prof. Kaarin Anstey

Director, UNSW Ageing Futures Institute

Psychology and neuroscience expert exploring the epidemiology of cognition and dementia

Developmental Psychology and Ageing Public Health and Health Services Geriatrics and Gerontology Fostering Healthy Ageing Cognitive Sciences Health Promotion Cognitive Reserve Aged Health Care Neurosciences Mental Health Epidemiology Older Drivers Psychology

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  • Elder Care
  • Government Relations
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Care - Services
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Social Services