• Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census indicates that for the first time, older persons outnumber children in this country. There are now 5.9 million Canadians who are 65 years of age and over compared to 5.8 million Canadians who are age 14 and under.
  • The needs of an aging population will require a comprehensive multidisciplinary response from knowledgeable, committed professionals in gerontology. This program equips graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage with a diverse aging population including those living independently in the community engaged in programs and services to maintain their health and mobility; to individuals with chronic care needs requiring residential services; and those facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness requiring services such as palliative care.
  • In response to profound and far-reaching changes in Canadian demographics Langara is well positioned to offer a unique 2-year Diploma in Gerontology.