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Bob Baldwin - Senior Associate of Informetrica Ltd. and an Adjunct Research Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. He was most recently the Director of Social and Economic Policy at Canadian Labour Congress until 2005. He is a director of PSP Investments and a former member and chair of the Canada Pension Plan Advisory Board.

Claude Castonguay played a major role in the establishment of the Quebec Pension Plan, the Caisse de depôts et placements du Québec, and the private and public pension plan legislation. As minister of social affairs, he was responsible for a major reform of the Quebec health and social services systems. He recently published Mémoires d'un révolutionnaire tranquille (2005).

Angela Colantonio - Saunderson Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury Research at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and is Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on life course issues of older persons and of persons aging with neurological disability.

Nancy Conroy - President of the Conroy Group Inc., is a Professional Retirement Planner, and the author of: retirement planning websites LifePlan and LifeScape, as well as The Retirement Literature: An Annotated Bibliography 2005 (9th edition). She is also a retirement trainer and public speaker.

Nathalie Deschênes - Demographer, Direction de la recherche, des statistiques et des indicateurs, Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, Québec. She holds a Master's degree in demography from the University of Montréal.

Hervé Gauthier - Demographer, Institut de la statistique du Québec, and co-author of Vie des generations et personnes âgées : aujourd'hui et demain (2004). His recent work relates to the characteristics of the elderly person of tomorrow.

Alexandre Genest - Demographer and policy analyst, Social Development Canada, and co-author of "How cohort flow helps to determine the effects of population ageing" in Cohort Flow and the Consequences of Population Ageing (1999).

Anne-Marie Guillemard - Professor of Sociology with a research chair (Institut Universitaire de France) at the University of Sorbonne, and member of the European Academy of Sciences, the Haut Conseil de la Population et de la Famille and the Editorial Boards of Revue Française de Sociologie, Ageing and Society, et Retraite et Société. She is the author of L'âge de l'emploi. Les sociétés à l'épreuve du vieillissement (2003), and co-editor of The Changing face of Welfare (2005).

Yaohua He - Scientific Associate at the Outcomes and Population Health Unit at Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute. She has M.Sc degrees from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto. She is also a biostatistician in Rehabilitation Solution at Toronto Western Hospital.

Marc Lamontagne - Partner in the Ottawa financial planning firm Ryan Lamontagne Inc. He is past-President of the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Association of Financial Planners, a faculty member of the Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors, a CFPT Brand Ambassador, and a published author.

Jacques Légaré - Professor Emeritus, Demography, University of Montréal, where he was Director of the Département de démographie for 16 years. Once a Killam Award winner, he is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and President of the Groupe de réflexion Le Pont entre les générations. His publications include Âge, générations et contrat social. L'État-providence face aux changements démographiques (with Jacques Véron and Sophie Pennec 2004)

Jinyan Li - Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and a Senior Reserch Fellow of the Taxation Law and Policy Research Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She has published widely in tax law and policy. Her current research is on pensions and international mobility of skilled workers.

Lynn McDonald - Professor and Director of the Institute, Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto. She has been a board director of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and has served as Editor of policy and practice Canadian Journal on Aging. In 2002 she was awarded the Governor General's Golden Jubilee medal for contributions to Canadian gerontology.

Victor W. Marshall - Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute on Aging at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He recently co-edited Restructuring Work and the Life Course (2001), and Social Dynamics of the Life Course ( 2003). His current research includes studies of workforce aging in the IT workforce (the WANE project) and among librarians.

Long Mo - Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Demography at the Université de Montreal. Named adjunct professor in China in 1992, he has had research appointments at Institut national d'études démographiques in Paris from 1994 to 1995, and at Statistics Canada in Ottawa from 2002 to 2004.

Patricia Moloney - President of Next., a private practice focusing on later-life career change, retirement planning, and business succession management , in the Greater Toronto Area. A teacher at post-secondary institutions, she serves on a committee developing Pre-Retirement Planner certification, as a member of the Canadian Association of Pre-Retirement Planners (CAPP).

John Myles - Canada Research Chair and Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and Visiting Research Scholar at Statistics Canada. He directed the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy from 1992 to 1995. His books include Relations of Ruling: Class and Gender in Postindustrial Societies (with Wallace Clement) recipient of the 1995 Innis Award for best book in Canadian social science.

Hasheem Nouroz - Senior Analyst at Statistics Canada. She was an Economist at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi, and a post doctoral fellow at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She is the author of Protection in the Indian Manufacturing Sector (2001).

Gilles Paquet - Professor Emeritus at University of Ottawa, he was President of the RSC - The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (2003 to 2005). He has published many books and numerous papers in both academic and widely-read journals, has been for 25 years a provocative journalist in electronic and print media, and was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1992. He was part of Senator David Croll's team that prepared the report of the Special Senate Committee on Aging in 1966.

Agnès Pitrou - Director of Research at Laboratoire d'Économie et de Sociologie (LEST) d'Aix en Provence (France). She has conducted much research on family and family policies, is the author of Solidarités familiales : vivre sans famille? (1992, and Politiques familiales : approches sociologiques (1994).

Bali Ram - Senior Research Advisor, Demography Division, Statistics Canada and Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University. His publications include a monograph, New Trends in the Family published by Statistics Canada, Ottawa (1990).

Harpreet Kaur Randhawa - Research Assistant at Statistics Canada. She has BA in Computer Science (and a minor in Mathematics) from Carleton University, Ottawa.

Martin Rein - Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He recently published Rethinking the Welfare State: The Political Economy of Pension Reform (with Winfried Schmahel 2004), One Model or More (2006) and The Social Service Labor Market. (with Bob Lehrman 2006) . He is co-editor of Oxford University Press Handbook on the Field of Public Policy (2006).

Grant Schellenberg - Senior Analyst, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division, Statistics Canada, and author of Road to Retirement (1996). He has been involved in labor market research for several years. In recent years he has directed a research program on retirement in Canada and published articles on retirement, immigration and older workers characteristics and experiences.

Leroy Stone - Associate Director-General (analytical studies) in Statistics Canada, and Adjunct Professor at University of Montreal Department of Demography. His books include Cohort Flow and the Implications of Population Ageing (1999). He is a past President of the Canadian Population Society and past member of the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America.

Maximiliane E. Szinovacz - Professor and Director of the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has edited volumes on women and retirement and families and retirement and published in such journals as the Journal of Gerontology: Social and Psychological Sciences, The Gerontologist, Research on Aging, the Journal of Marriage and the Family and Family Issues.

David Thacher - Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in journals such as Law and Society Review, The American Journal of Sociology, Governance, and The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Monica Townson - President, Monica Townson Associates, an independent economic consultancy specializing in public policy research. She is the author of several books and reports on pensions and retirement, and the economic situation of women. Her latest book is Growing Older, Working Longer: The New Face of Retirement (2006). She was a member of the Canada Pension Plan Advisory Board and served on the Pension Commission of Ontario for eleven years.

Martin Turcotte - Researcher, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division, Statistics Canada. He has recently done research on aging and on social capital in rural and urban areas, and has a Ph.D. in Urban Studies from l'Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Montréal.