Janet Fast

Dr. Fast is a professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta. Since her first professional jobs in community education, practice and advocacy with national and local NGOs, Dr. Fast has worked to create and transfer knowledge, to engage with government, caregivers and employers, and to work at the interfaces among them. Her research focuses on the economics of aging and the paid and unpaid care work of family members. She leads AGE-WELL’s Challenge Area on Financial Well-being and Employment and one of its core projects focused on adapting an online platform intended to enhance employability of caregivers and older workers.