Jim Mann: 2023 AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award Recipient
Jim Mann, a dedicated advocate for people living with Alzheimer’s, has received the 2023 AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award.
The award is in recognition of his long term and substantial contributions to research and innovation in the AgeTech sector, and significant contribution to AGE-WELL.
Businessman, volunteer and advocate, Mr. Mann serves on multiple advisory councils and boards, including the CIHR Institute of Aging Advisory Board. He has been a member of AGE-WELL’s Research Management Committee for eight years, and has spoken at many AGE-WELL events, including the first Annual Conference in 2015 and AGE-WELL’s Day on the Hill in 2018.
He is an inspiration to AGE-WELL network members. His wisdom and lived experience are invaluable to do the work we do.
The recipient of numerous awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for volunteer service to the community, and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia, Mr. Mann now volunteers his time to ‘advocate to educate,’ addressing such issues as living well with dementia, awareness, stigma, stereotypes and health care worker education.
He established his management consulting company, Capital Business Strategies Ltd. in 1994 following a 25-year career with Canadian Airlines/CP Air. In February 2007 at the age of 58, he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s and is now a strong Alzheimer’s advocate.
“It was a big honour to receive the Honorary Fellowship Award this year at the AGE-WELL conference,” he said. “I have been actively involved with AGE-WELL since 2015 where I have learned so much about technology that currently exists and the exciting opportunities that are being developed. I’m excited and inspired by the researchers’ creativeness and look forward to continuing my involvement with AGE-WELL to be a part of the growth in this important sector.”