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A Report Based on the 2007 Winnipeg International Workshop on Seniors and Emergency Preparedness

Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 6–9, 2007

For presentation to the United Nations Commission for Social Development.

This report reflects the collective views of participants at the 2007 Winnipeg International Workshop on Seniors and Emergency Preparedness. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the position of the Public Health Agency of Canada or the Government of Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Background to the Winnipeg Workshop

Priorities for Action

Building National Capacity to Address the Needs and Contributions of Older People in Emergencies

Future Action

Conclusion

Appendix 1 - Policy Context for Active/Healthy Ageing and Emergency Management

Appendix 2 - Lessons Learned from Previous Emergency Situations and Disasters

Appendix 3 - List of Participants at the 2007 Winnipeg International Workshop on Seniors and Emergency Preparedness

Bibliography

© Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2008

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