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Conference: Carrying Debt to the Grave?

August 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location:2nd floor conference rooms Richcraft Hall

The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University (Ottawa) will be holding a day of discussions on August 8 around the issue of debt and the elderly.

Conference is free and includes lunch. Please register here…

Carrying Debt to the Grave?
The increasing indebtedness of the elderly.

Panel Sessions:

9:00-10:15: Does Debt Impair Health?

  • Fenaba Addo, University of Wisconsin
  • Lynda Colley, Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
  • Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy, Credit Counselling Society

Moderator: Saul Schwartz, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University

10:45-12:00: Insolvency and Overindebtedness

  • Amy Mix, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, an affiliate of AARP
  • John Pottow, University of Michigan
  • Deborah Thorne, University of Idaho

Moderator: Robert Lawless, University of Illinois

1:00-2:15: International Perspectives

  • Catarina Frade, University of Coimbra
  • Luciane Lucas, Federal University of Southern Bahia and University of Coimbra
  • Tamara Madern, Hogeschool Utrecht

Moderator: Nadja Jungmann, Hogeschool Utrecht

2:45-4:00: Policy Implications

  • Wanda Morris, CARP
  • Jane Rooney, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
  • Laura Watts, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, University of British Columbia

Moderator: Calum Carmichael, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University


This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Thank you to our other sponsors: Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)Faculty of Public Affairs, Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Coimbra, University of Illinois, and the Canadian Association of Gerontology.

Please register here…

View conference poster here…