Margaret Easton, the President of MAP, has over thirty years of experience in the financial services sector having worked for banks, trust companies, and credit unions. She filled many roles during this time - from teller to AVP Operations – giving her a broad understanding of the financial sector. Margaret is committed to life-long learning and during this time also earned a BA in General Studies, a Baccalaureate in Women's Studies, a Master's of Liberal Studies, her BC Instructor's Certificate, the Elder Planning Counsellor designation, and several Wealth Management credentials. She completed a second Master’s degree in Gerontology at SFU in 2013 and is currently pursuing a PhD in Liberal Studies exploring the history, philosophy, and psychology of aging. Margaret has gained invaluable insights into the challenges faced by people during the aging process and has combined her experience, knowledge, and academic qualifications to create MAP in order to address the many challenges and opportunities associated with aging.
- International Federation of Aging: Preventing Financial Abuse – Presenter, 2013
- Webinar Presentations on Preventing Financial Abuse of Older Adults and Power of Attorney Legislation, BC
- Classroom Training - Preventing Financial Abuse and The WESA, BC
- Development of on-line courses for Prevention of Financial Abuse, AODA, POA BC, and The WESA, BC
- Canadian Legal Education BC (CLEBC) - Faculty 2012
- Alternative Dispute Resolution International Conference (ADRIC) – Presenter, 2011
- Federal/Provincial/Territorial Forum on Preventing Financial Abuse of Senior’s - Facilitator, 2008