Executive Director, National Institute on Ageing
Panelist, Research Forum – Wednesday, November 18
Michael Nicin is Executive Director of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA), a think tank at Ryerson University dedicated to policy solutions for Canada's ageing population. The NIA works at the intersections of healthcare, financial security, and social well-being. Prior to this, Michael served as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs, leading the design and launch of the $155 million provincial seniors strategy in 2017 - the first government funded seniors strategy in Canada.
He also served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services, where he oversaw the design and launch of the $500 million Ontario Autism Program. Before entering government, Michael was the Director of Policy and Strategic Planning for CARP, a 300,000 member based advocacy organization for older Canadians.