Testimonials

Graduates from this certificate program have said:

“The certificate has increased my credibility as a trainer of seniors’ issues in the justice system.”
“It is an “add on” to help you get to the top of your field.”
“I wanted confirmation that the field is for me before committing and investing too much into it. The certificate allowed for that confirmation and enjoyed the experience of working with senior issues.”
“I was an acute care nurse for 30 years. A large number of patients were geriatric patients. Felt that the certificate would provide a new understanding of the workplace.”
“With a diploma in Social Service Work, I completed the Gerontology Certificate and used it to enter the Health Services Management degree program at Ryerson. It is my goal to one day open a long term care facility where I can apply all of my learning from the Certificate.”
“In 2004 I wanted a career change from IT and made a shift to personal training and fitness instruction. The certificate allowed me to develop new expertise in Older Adult Fitness and to be more sympathetic to the issues in this realm.”
“The Consent, Capacity, Decision Making and the Law course was the best. I am still using the material, the templates, and the text.”
“The courses are intense, but you learn a lot of things that you can apply directly to your care setting.”
”It is our belief that the Gerontology Certificate Program provided at Ryerson University supports students’ (our future care providers) understanding of the aging process and provides them with additional knowledge and skills to promote quality of life for the elderly living in a Long Term Care environment and to advocate as part of the interprofessional team for each resident’s needs and rights.”

Linda Calabrese
Administrator, Cedarvale Terrace, Long Term Care Home
Patricia Fleischmann“I’m in my 24th year with the Toronto Police Service and presently, act as a resource on vulnerable persons. Criminal justice training is extensive, ongoing, and ever-evolving, but I wondered, how could I better respond to our older, aging population: the abuse and neglect issues, their challenges and concerns? After obtaining my Justice Studies degree at Ryerson, I set my sights on The Chang School’s Certificate in Aging and Gerontology. The program was stimulating, insightful, practical, and relevant. It has greatly enhanced my knowledge and skills, and has added value to my current role.”


Patricia Fleischmann
Graduate, Certificate in Aging and Gerontology
Police Constable, Toronto Police Service –
Community Mobilization Unit,
Vulnerable Persons Issues