Sharon MacKenzie

Sharon MacKenzie – Founder of i2i

Sharon L. MacKenzie, (BA, MEd-UBC, Canada) is an educator of thirty plus years, Kindergarten to University, and has been dedicated to creating intergenerational learning opportunities within community. She has successfully connected government mandated curriculum, youth, and older adults at all levels of involvement. From 2011 to 2020 Sharon sat as a Director of CNPEA (

From the once a year visit between children and elders, to the regular monthly ‘craft and connect’ format, Sharon moved into development and implementation of a highly acclaimed and unique full immersion model, The Meadows School ProjectTM.

In 2008 Sharon left her teaching position to found the i2i Intergenerational Society with the purpose of bringing youth and older adults together across Canada. She has authored the four intergenerational curricula and kits linked on this website, in cooperation with government and organizations. Presently, she travels across the country speaking to groups and individuals assisting them in the planning and implementation of intergenerational activities. She is grandmother to six grandsons.


2009 BC Premier’s Awards, Government House, Victoria, BC
(Honourable Steven Point and Shirley Bond Deputy Premier/Minister of


Meadows School Project Featured at BC Ministry of Health Symposium June
2008, Vancouver BC
(BC Premier Christy Clark and Sharon MacKenzie)


i2i Executive Director met with then Minister of State for Seniors,
Julian Fantino, February 14, 2011