Health>>Seniors Active in Their Communities Project

Des aînés actifs dans leur communauté (Seniors Active in Their Communities) is a project which aims to engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others. The objective of the project is to:

  • Match seniors and youth and afford seniors an opportunity to share moral and social values as well as their cultural experiences and skills with the younger generation
  • Foster intergenerational relationships


Services offered by the project

  • A monthly workshop is organized where (recently arrived or already settled) seniors make presentations about their respective cultures for mutual benefit and for that of the younger generation.
  • A monthly meeting is organized where young people present Canada’s cultural heritage. These presentations have a tangible counterpart in periodic visits to touristic sites.

The project Des aînés actifs dans leur communauté is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada through its New Horizons for Seniors Program.