Louise Plouffe holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She has extensive experience in ageing policy within Canada and with the World Health Organization. From 2013 to 2015, Louise was Senior Researcher at ILC-Brazil, before going back to Canada to found together with Margaret Gillis the ILC-Canada. Louise continues collaborating with ILC-Brazil.
Before working at ILC, she conducted and guided policy research and analyses related to healthy aging for the Public Health Agency of Canada and the National Advisory Council on Aging for many years, and was a consultant on aging and health promotion to the World Health Organization, the Pan-American Health Organization and the European Commission. Together with Alexander Kalache, Louise led the development of WHO Age Friendly Cities initiative, which has since become a global movement.