The Top 60 Over 60 is Canada’s one and only support community and recognition program that celebrates entrepreneurs over the age of 60 who combine previous experience with passion and purpose to achieve social good.
The Top 60 Over 60 will support older entrepreneurs by providing workshops, seminars, tools and other events focussed on meeting their needs.
Is Age Just a Number?
New demographic trends are emerging and dominating news cycles. Statistics Canada predicts the population of those over 65, who currently outnumber youth under the age of 15 at 5.9 million, will double in two decades.
How will Canada reconcile these demographic trends, maintain economic growth, keep health care costs down and provide the stimulus to continue innovating?
The Top 60 Over 60 will:
- provide unique opportunities to dispel commonly held myths about ageing, entrepreneurship and generational differences.
- lead positive change by reinvesting the experience, expertise, networks, and resources of entrepreneurs over 60 into the economy.
- have the potential to significantly reduce total healthcare cost to the 65+ demographic (currently estimated at 50% of every healthcare dollar) by creating purpose in the lives of older adults.
- create 295,000 new entrepreneurship ventures (based on 5% participation of Canada’s fastest growing demographic---currently at 5.9 million and doubling in the next two decades).
Infographic courtesy of Visual Capitalist