11th INTERGENERATIONAL DAY CANADA
THREE PROVINCES HAVE PROCLAIMED THE DAY IN PERPETUITY!
Over 100 cities have proclaimed the day.
12 provinces and territories officially celebrated the day in 2020.
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HOW TO CELEBRATE IG DAY
COVID times have underlined two things clearly:
GET YOUR THINKING CAPS ON! Cards sent with prescription and food deliveries, on-line sharing of songs and games, window visits with painted hand prints on the glass, drive-by parades, musical presentations on the lawn or on ZOOM, sharing through FaceBook pages, sharing of drawings, phone calls, short You Tube skits, youth built birdhouses or fundraising to buy and place bird feeders outside of the windows of seniors (promise upkeep as well!)… YOU CAN DO THIS. Action starts with you!
Canadians have been so creative through 2020. Now let’s keep it going.
Celebrate all IG connections June 1st, 2021. Make it a day to remember in our hearts and souls forever, a day that lasts all year long.
2020 NATIONAL QUILT PROJECT
Hey Canada, what do Intergenerational friendships mean to you?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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?
** 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.
IT’S SIMPLE, FUN AND EASY AS 1-2-3!
FIND SOMEONE FROM A DIFFERENT GENERATION
-make eye contact and smile
-hold the door for the person to pass through
-say ‘Have a good day!’
-call to say hello
-put the number in your cell contact list so you can call again sometime
-give a single flower
-sit down and have a conversation
-go for a short walk
-write a short note in a card and post it
-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.
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 email@example.com
or learn how you can volunteer.
It only takes a few moments and a
Take that moment June 1st
Plan on making it a HABIT!
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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!
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
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…
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!
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.
CALGARY-Check out Link-Ages (www.link–ages.ca/ ) and see Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s video on his support of Intergenerational Day Canada!
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!
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!
Great government sponsored initiative.
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
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
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!