Our partners each have unique needs. We collaborate with you to establish programs that tailor to your specific needs, objectives and population. Our goal is to deliver the best results in the most efficient and effective way.Read more
Program evaluation can be challenging, expensive and time-consuming, but it is essential for making effective grant-making decisions. We offer tools and knowledge that can help you forge better relationships and build stronger communities.Read more
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“Somehow we have to get older people back close to growing children if we are to restore a sense of community, a knowledge of the past, and a sense of the future.” – Margaret Mead
It has only been recently that North Americans have segregated communities based on age. Historically, most cultures can trace traditions in which youth care for elders and elders provide vital care-giving and mentoring roles to young people in the community. Intergenerational programs are social vehicles that offer younger and older generations the opportunities to interact and become engaged in issues concerning our society.16 These programs bring together people of different generations in ongoing, mutually beneficial, activities. Through intergenerational programs, people of all ages share their talents and resources, supporting
When generations meet, good things happen. It is a simple concept and the core theme to an upcoming symposium that will be taking place on April 26, 2017 in Toronto.
What is the value in creating quality of life experiences for seniors?
Why is it important that children and youth have opportunities to spend time with older people in their communities?
It’s unfortunate that we even have to ask these questions. However, many seniors, especially those living in poverty, spend much of their time in isolation with few opportunities to enjoy companionship and contribute to community. At the same time, despite enormous and clear value, many youth miss out on exchanging their gifts of energy and enthusiasm for the wisdom and life experience
I am a dog person. It doesn’t take much to get me talking about how much my dog enhances my life. How she brings people together….makes strangers smile…and gets me out of bed when I would sometimes just really rather sleep in past 5:30am.
Talk to most anyone with an animal in their lives, and they’ll likely tell you a similar story. But it turns out there is actually a growing body of scientific data backing up all of our anecdotal tales of love and healing when it comes to our pets.
Animals have been used in formal therapeutic settings since the 18th Century, to help both mentally and physically ill people cope with and recover from injury, illness and other challenges. However, it’s