Hon. Paul Calandra (ON Minister of Long-Term Care), David Graham (Scarborough Health Network) & Nitin Jain (Sienna Senior Living), with Moira Welsh (Toronto Star)
Join Canadian Club Toronto on May 24 for a conversation about healthcare and its intersection with hospitals, long term care and home care in the province. How will the continuum of care be strengthened and accessible for our aging populations? How will Ontario create programs and places where seniors can receive the care they need at each stage of life, from support with daily tasks as they live independently to more specialized, long-term care and memory support? Our expert panel will discuss possibilities and plans to ensure Ontario’s seniors receive the secure, high quality care they require and deserve. Moderated by Toronto Star reporter Moira Welsh, with opening remarks from Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care, the panel will feature:
The Honourable Paul Calandra – Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care & MPP for Markham—Stouffville
David Graham – President & CEO, Scarborough Health Network
Nitin Jain – President & CEO, Sienna Senior Living
Paul Calandra is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham-Stouffville. Before being elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2018, Paul was a Federal Member of Parliament, elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. Before entering public service, Paul was a small business owner and insurance broker.
During his tenure as MP, Paul was a member on many committees including Citizenship and Immigration, Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, and Government Operations and Estimates. He served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and later as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council.
Paul is a community advocate in Markham-Stouffville. He often highlights the sacrifices others make in building our community, including honouring local veterans and community volunteers. Through Hockey Night in Stouffville, Paul helped raise over $350,000 to support mental health initiatives at the Markham-Stouffville Hospital. One of Paul’s most significant accomplishments in the community was the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. In securing lands previously expropriated for an airport, Paul helped protect local farmlands that had been farmed for over 200 years, a move which also ended the possibility of a new international airport in York Region.
Paul lives in Stouffville with his wife Melanie and two daughters Natalie and Olivia.
No stranger to SHN, David joined our organization in June 2018 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer where he led SHN through the pandemic while keeping the networks major projects, such as EPIC, Scarborough Research Institute and the $1B capital and master plan redevelopment approvals, on the pathway to success.
David has extensive public sector experience in the hospital, University and college sectors, having held multiple executive leadership positions in finance, planning and administration.
In addition to holding an Executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business, David has an MBA from the Odette School of Business and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
David was a long term resident of Scarborough. He has called this dynamic community home at various points in his life, and is familiar with the vibrant and diverse population we serve.
Nitin Jain is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sienna Senior Living where he is guided by his conviction that it is a tremendous privilege and responsibility to serve Canada’s seniors. With over 90 high quality assets in Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Sienna is one of Canada’s leading operators in the seniors’ living sector. Prior to becoming President and CEO in June 2020, he served as Sienna’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer for six years, overseeing more than $1 billion in new investments. He has also held senior leadership roles at Canadian Tire and General Electric before joining Sienna. Nitin’s global career experience began as an operational leader in the hotel and hospitality sector, where he rebuilt and re-invigorated large and diverse teams. His capacity for identifying key areas for operational improvement and implementing plans to capitalize on these opportunities, has been a defining feature of his professional career ever since. Nitin is a graduate of the Director Education Program at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and has earned his Institute of Corporate Director designation (ICD.D). He holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and obtained his undergraduate degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management from Widener University and the Indian Institute of Hotel Management.
Moira Welsh is a Toronto Star journalist and the Star’s lead on its project called The Third Act, which challenges governments, policymakers and institutions to improve the way we live in our later years. Moira is the author of Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care and has written extensively on issues related to older adults along with social justice, health and the environment. Moira has co-authored three National Newspaper Awards and a Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism. She was a finalist for the Justicia Award for Legal Reporting and the Canadian Hillman Prize for investigative journalism “in service of the common good.”