History of i2i

History of i2i

OUR BEGINNINGS

 

The i2i Intergenerational Society of Canada, based out of British Columbia, was created in 2008 to assist Canadians in the building of bridges between generations.

Founder Sharon MacKenzie had worked for over thirty years connecting school aged children and youth to different generations within their communities.

Part of this initiative saw the creation of the Meadows School Project. As proof of the power of INTERGENERATIONAL (IG) became increasingly evident through this immersion project, Sharon’s mission shifted to that of promotion and sharing with the rest of Canada the ‘Why?’ and the ‘How’ of INTERGENERATIONAL bridging.

Now i2i is poised as a repository for information, resources, sharing, research and celebration in the field of INTERGENERATIONAL relations. This website and the i2i INTERGENERATIONAL Society exist for those with interest in pursuing activities, discussions, and research in IG.

In the true nature of including all generations, we are proud that our working Board of Directors spans the demographics from 21 years of age to 95 years of age. Each Director is committed to sharing our IG experiences while encouraging others to forge new partnerships between the ages.

i2i IS ABOUT

DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY’, not ‘DOING DIFFERENT THINGS’

meadows_school_project_team_presenting_at_active_aging_symposium_june_2008

Meadows School Project Team Presenting at BC
Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport Active Aging
Symposium , Vancouver, June 2008

Moderated by (now) Premier Christy Clark