This program proposes to facilitate the social integration of seniors (65+), including newcomers, by piloting an American evidence-based intergenerational volunteer program with seniors and pre-school children at local settlement and family support centres across Canada.
Increase social inclusion of seniors at risk of social isolation through developing and introducing practical ideas for an intergenerational volunteer program aimed at community organizations working with a population aged 65 and over.
The Council on Aging (COA) of Ottawa.
COA serves as a leading bilingual community voice for Ottawa’s seniors, identifying and addressing issues regarding health, housing, social isolation, transportation, elder abuse, income security, and making Ottawa more age-friendly.
A&O Support Services for Older Adults (A&O)
A&O offers older Manitobans specialized programs and services that support and enhance their social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual lives and promote active participation in all aspects of community life.
Positive Discipline in Everyday Life (PDEL)
PDEL is dedicated to promoting healthy adult-child relationships and provides programming to parents and training to professionals.
Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network (Mosaic)
Mosaic is a rights-based organization that provides newcomer parents and primary caregivers with opportunities to develop additional language and parenting skills to build the confidence and independence needed to participate actively in community life, so they may contribute to and share in the benefits of their new communities.