About the Elders Program
The Princess Margaret Elders Program was established to harness the experience of past leaders and facilitate the transfer of knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next. Members include individuals who have made significant contributions to furthering the aims of the Princess Margaret to advance cancer care locally and globally. Members provide guidance on strategic initiatives, support partnerships, mentor young leaders, and serve as ambassadors of the Princess Margaret's vision to enable
Future Care Now. Membership is by invitation.
The concept of The Princess Margaret Elders is adapted from
The Elders, an independent group of global leaders established by Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel and Desmond Tutu. The Elders established a 'global village' of individuals to provide guidance on tackling world issues.
Meet the Princess Margaret Elders
The Princess Margaret Elders is stewarded by the Elders Council, which consists of three to five members rotating every three years. Dr. Ian Tannock serves as the inaugural Chair of the Elders Council. Other members of the Elders Council include Dr. Michael Jewett, Dr. Richard Hill, Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz (Program Medical Director), and Pamela Savage (Executive Committee Representative).