IG Day

10th  INTERGENERATIONAL DAY CANADA
is June 1st, 2020!

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THREE PROVINCES HAVE PROCLAIMED THE DAY IN PERPETUITY!

Over 100 cities have proclaimed the day.

12 provinces and territories officially celebrated the day in 2019.

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HOW TO CELEBRATE IG DAY

2020 NATIONAL QUILT PROJECT

Hey Canada, what do Intergenerational friendships mean to you?

(French follows)

Each year on June 1, we promote Intergenerational Day – a celebration of the mutual benefits of building relationships across generations.

2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of Intergenerational Day in Canada!

Now more than ever, we need ways to connect. We need to celebrate. Just because we can’t be together, doesn’t mean we can’t be connected. 

Calling Canadians of all generations Please help us build a virtual national quilt!

Using your creativity, please answer the question, 

                   “What do intergenerational friendships mean to you?”

Send us a high-quality email (as an attachment) of your drawings, photos, inspirational notes, pictures of sculptures, etc. to igday2020@gmail.com by Sunday, May 24th. Submissions will be compiled into a beautiful national quilt that illustrates that we are a diverse and unified country that is stronger together. The IG Day Quilt will be showcased and celebrated across Canada on Intergenerational Day, Monday, June 1st 2020.

Thank you so much for being a part of this collaboration! 

 

**If you want to include your name, please only show your first name to protect your privacy.  If you are under 18 years old, please have your mom/dad/guardian write a note giving permission for you to submit, take a picture of the note, and send it along with your art. 

By entering MY submission, I hereby give full consent to use THE photo(S), drawing(S) and/or all artwork (I) submit for the Intergenerational Day Canada Quilt to be displayed virtually and/or printed and displayed. I verify that this is my property to offer.

      MORE SIMPLE CELEBRATION IDEAS BELOW. SCROLL DOWN!

 

Hé le Canada, que signifient les amitiés intergénérationnelles pour vous? 

Le 1er juin, chaque année, nous promouvons la Journée intergénérationnelle – une célébration qui souligne les avantages et l’importance des liens entre les générations.  
2020 marque le 10e anniversaire de la Journée intergénérationnelle au Canada! 

Plus que jamais, nous avons besoin des moyens pour être en contact. Nous devons célébrer. Ce n’est pas parce que nous ne pouvons pas être ensemble que nous ne pouvons pas être connectés.  

Voici un appel aux Canadiens et Canadiennes de tous les âges – Aidez-nous à créer une courtepointe nationale virtuelle pour afficher à l’internet!  

En utilisant votre créativité, veuillez répondre à la question «Que signifient les amitiés intergénérationnelles pour vous?
Envoyez-nous un courriel de haute qualité avec vos dessins, photos, petits mots d’inspiration, photos de sculptures, etc. (en pièce jointe) à igday2020@gmail.com avant le dimanche 24 mai. Les soumissions seront compilées pour créer une magnifique courtepointe nationale qui illustre que nous sommes un pays diversifié, unifié et plus fort ensemble. La courtepointe ‘IG Day’ sera présentée et célébrée à travers le Canada lors de la Journée intergénérationnelle le lundi 1er juin 2020. Merci beaucoup de votre participation à cette collaboration!  


** Si vous désirez que votre nom soit inclus, veuillez nous parvenir seulement votre prénom en raison de protéger votre identité. Si vous avez moins de 18 ans, veuillez demander à maman / papa / tuteur (trice) d’écrire une note qui vous autorise à partager votre soumission. Veuillez prendre une photo de cette permission et nous l’envoyer avec votre soumission.
En envoyant MA soumission, j’autorise par la présente, à utiliser LA (LES) photo (s), le (s) dessin (s) et / ou toutes illustrations que (JE) soumets pour la courtepointe de la Journée intergénérationnelle au Canada qui sera affichée de façon virtuelle et / ou imprimer et afficher.  Je confirme aussi que c’est ma propriété à vous offrir.

 

IT’S SIMPLE, FUN AND EASY AS 1-2-3!

FIND SOMEONE FROM A DIFFERENT GENERATION

  •  IF you have a few seconds,

-make eye contact and smile

-hold the door for the person to pass through

-say ‘Have a good day!’

  •  IF you have 5 minutes,

-call to say hello

-put the number in your cell contact list so you can call again sometime

-give a single flower

  •  IF you have 30 minutes,

-sit down and have a conversation

-go for a short walk

-write a short note in a card and post it

  •  IF you have an hour or two,

-share a meal

-go to a movie together

-play a game together

AND DON’T FORGET THE ICE CREAM!!

CHECK IT OUT! FREE RESOURCE! Ed Asner, star of the movie UP!

5 minute to whole day ideas for IG Day everyday.

Ed Asner’s IG Activities List

IF YOU have TIME or FUNDS to help us

spread the good word about Intergenerational Relations then

DONATE at www.intergenerational.ca

WRITE to us at i2i@intergenerational.ca

to share your project

or learn how you can volunteer.

It only takes a few moments and a
simple thoughtful gesture
to make people feel connected and special.

Take that moment June 1st

and then

Plan on making it a HABIT!


IG Day Selfie Campaign !

    1. Print the poster: IG Day English / IG Day French

 

    1. Write about your planned event

 

  1. Take a Selfie with your poster

  2. Post it on Social Media : Twitter! Instagram! Facebook!

HOW TO CELEBRATE IG DAY

PICK A POSTER TO ADVERTISE THE DAY

IG Day Poster 85×11 Fill in Your Event

IG Day Poster 85×11 Colour Poster With Message

IG Day 85×11 Poster With Message B&W

IG Day Four Colour Handbills With Message

IG Day Four B&W Handbills With Message

Sidney, BC 1st in Canada to Proclaim the Day 2010 City Proclamation2.46 MB


GET YOUR COMMUNITY OR ORGANIZATION ON BOARD TODAY FOR JUNE 1st 2020!

TWELVE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES HAVE RECOGNIZED THE DAY AND OVER 100 CITIES!

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD,

ONTARIO * MANITOBA * NEW BRUNSWICK

HAVE PROCLAIMED IN PERPETUITY!

Ontario Royal Assent for IG Day Proclamation


Look what has happened – add your city this year!

More than 100 cities

from across Canada, coast to coast to coast

endorsed IG Day Canada,

as well as several provincial/territorial governments!

Contact us to find out how to

approach your town, city, province, or territory to

proclaim JUNE 1st INTERGENERATIONAL DAY CANADA

for 2021!

WRITE US if you have a project to share!

We’ll Tweet it out!

HERE IS JUST A TASTE OF THE GREAT PROJECTS WE’VE HEARD ABOUT…

BRITISH COLUMBIA

SONG CIRCLE-PROSPECT LAKE COMMUNITY

A retired doctor and retired educator have created 6 week IG (intergenerational) choir sessions for older adults and children. In just 90 minutes a week, everyone learns songs, and learns about each other through respectful communication and snack sharing. One session captured the interest of a large group of 7 year old boys who loved the interaction with their older community neighbours. Having to stop for the baseball season, these boys are already signed up for the fall session again!

YUKON

YPLEA (yplea.com) made a presentation on ageism to a high school class in Whitehorse studying Social Issues. The seniors of Yukon Order of Pioneers and the students went on to organize a morning of bowling and lunch, so that they could get to know each other and understand ageist issues they both face. The students are now making a video about the fun and their enlightening intergenerational experience.

ALBERTA

CALGARY-Check out Link-Ages (www.linkages.ca/ ) and see Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s video on his support of Intergenerational Day Canada!

ONTARIO

TORONTO-Check out Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships (tigp.org)

Their work motivated the City of Toronto and the Toronto School Board

to proclaim June 1st Intergenerational Day Canada.

On-going programmes, where IG is every day!

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

INUVIK-Elders and youth monthly music night with a dinner at the local community hall, AND a genealogy project with high school students and seniors.

FORT SMITH-Seniors working at an elementary school reading and visiting, AND older students from Phoenix School helping seniors with their errands.

HAY RIVER-Grandparents and grandchildren picnic planning! This is meant to hurry summer along its way in Canada’s North!

NOVA SCOTIA

Great government sponsored initiative.

Intergenerational Awards!

BC

BC RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION http://www.bcrta.ca/ Golden Star Awards for Intergenerational Excellence in schools!

K/1 SURREY TEACHER WINS FUNDING FOR IG PROJECT WITH

WESTMINSTER HOUSE IN SOUTH SURREY

Read about their project at https://myclassneeds.ca/en/project/1495/

CANADIAN NETWORK FOR THE PREVENTION OF ELDER ABUSE

ENDORSES JUNE 1ST INTERGENERATIONAL DAY CANADA

Respectful and purposeful intergenerational relations

Prevent Elder Abuse.

UN World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

WEAAD JUNE 15th

ON

GUELPH-Trellis Mental Health Services www.trellis.on.ca

Teens and older adults- respect and protect.

Watch their You Tube videos.

‘Keep Your Loot Give Fraud a Boot’

Funding assistance Retired Teachers of Ontario

We need to connect generations on JUNE 1st and everyday.

The list below keeps growing…

Let’s beat this list!!

* Cities with (s)  submitted a Letter of Support!

BC– Victoria, Abbotsford(s), Ashcroft, Burnaby, Burns Lake, Campbell River, Castlegar, Chilliwack(s), Coldstream(s), Colwood, Comox, Courtney, Cranbrook, Delta(s), District of Central Saanich, District of Highlands, District of Saanich, Duncan, Esquimalt, Ft. St. John, Invermere(s), Kamloops, Kelowna, Langford, Langley(s), McBride, Nanaimo, North Vancouver, Oak Bay, Osoyoos, Parksville, Penticton, Port Alberni, Port Coquitlam, Port Hardy, Prince George, Qualicum Beach(s), Revelstoke(s), Richmond, Salmon Arm(s), Sicamous, Sidney, Sooke, Squamish, Summerland(s), Surrey, Tofino, Trail, Vancouver, Vernon(s), West Vancouver(s), Whistler, White Rock(s), Williams Lake, PROVINCE OF BC first proclaimed in 2014

AB– Edmonton, Athabasca, Calgary, Cochrane, Fort Saskatchewan, Grand Prairie(s), Jasper, Lethbridge(s), Lloydminster, Red Deer, St. Albert, Stony Plain, Strathcona, Wood Buffalo

SK- Regina, Battleford, North Battleford, Saskatoon, PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN first proclaimed in 2014

MB- Beausejour, Dauphin, Pilot Mound, Portage la Prairie, Snow Lake(s), Stonewall, Thompson, PROVINCE OF MANITOBA Proclaims in perpetuity since 2014

ON– Ottawwa, Grey-Bruce, Guelph, Hamilton(s), Markham, Oakville, Oshawa, Peterborough, Sudbury(s), Toronto, Waterloo, Windsor, PROVINCE of ONTARIO proclaims in perpetuity 2015

NB– Fredericton, Bathurst, Moncton, PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK first proclaims in 2015, now in perpetuity

QC– Gatineau

NS– Halifax, Amherst, Cape Breton (CBRM), PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA first proclaimed in 2013

PE– PROVINCE OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND first proclaimed in 2013

NL– St. John’s, Corner Brook, Gander, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

YT– Whitehorse, Dawson City, YUKON first proclaimed in 2014

NT– Yellowknife, Yellowknives Dene First Nations, Fort McPherson, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Inuvik, Norman Wells, Paulatuk (Do not do Territorial Proclamations)

NU– The Territorial Hamlets

START NOW TO GET YOUR CITY ON THE LIST

for JUNE 1st, 2020!