© 2019 by Inclusive Aging

About Margot

Inclusive Aging works independently and in collaboration with others,

depending on your needs and/or project scope.


 We welcome the opportunity to talk about how we can help you, or someone you know.

Margot McWhirter
Founder & Principal

With over 25 years of experience in both the public and private healthcare sectors, Margot brings a unique perspective to her work with individuals, caregivers, groups and businesses - including occupational therapy,  gerontology, universal design, adult learning and system navigation.

"I am passionate about promoting social inclusion to help people achieve success in whatever roles and environments are most meaningful to them."

Margot's Biography

Margot describes herself as a multi-specialist, and with good reason! She began her career as a clinical occupational therapist, working to restore the functional abilities of her clients within the community, and rehabilitation and acute care hospitals. During that time, Margot came to understand the impact that physical and social environments have on a person’s level of independence and, ultimately, on where and how they live.

While earning her Masters’ Degree in Gerontology, Margot undertook both independent and collaborative research projects in the community and in long-term care homes. She later went on to apply her knowledge and skills to work within the home health division of a major national pharmacy chain. Part of Margot’s approach to sales included educating consumers and healthcare providers on a range of assistive devices, to empower them to make informed decisions about issues affecting their daily lives.

Her natural teaching style and desire to promote quality-of-care and quality-of-life opened up new opportunities for Margot as an educator/trainer, clinical consultant, and public speaker/presenter. She has been involved in a variety of projects leading to publications. As well, her lifelong interest in accessibility and universal design includes a 10-year term as member of Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Technical Committee on Accessible Design for the Built Environment (B-651). She has conducted many accessibility audits of private homes and public spaces, resulting in recommendations that reduce barriers faced by people with physical and/or cognitive limitations.

Margot brings together all of these experiences (and more!) through her company, Inclusive Aging


Follow and connect with Margot on