Planning and Developing Intergenerational Initiatives
This toolkit contains practical information and resources to support educators, care providers, community groups and agencies in coordinating successful intergenerational initiatives to engage children, youth and seniors.
This guide is designed to refer you to resources, websites, and associations with relevant information and resources to support your intergenerational initiatives.
This guide provides a starting point for generating intergenerational project ideas for, suggestions on age-appropriate activities, a suggested approach to conducting intergenerational workshops, resources where you can find more information, and short stories – called Reflection Points – to illustrate intergenerational theory and concepts as well as to generate further discussion and thinking.
This guide is intended to provide background information on the nature of intergenerational relationship building, including intergenerational theory, intergenerational activity ideas, and processes for incorporating intergenerational activities into your organisation’s plans.
This presentation is meant to help you understand what it means to be intergenerational, provide an overview of how to get started, and refer you to helpful resources.
This toolkit, and accompanying resource guide, was designed by the City of Edmonton to assist organisations in the planning and implementation of intergenerational programs.
This short two-page document can help you plan and strategize your intergenerational programming.
The purpose of this resource is to provide a practical, step-by-step guide to the three-stage process of developing, implementing and evaluating an intergenerational learning program, with templates provided to support each stage of the process.
This toolkit was designed specifically to help senior housing organisations plan and implement high-quality intergenerational programs that will benefit residents and young people in their communities.
This toolkit includes effective practices, challenges, tips, examples, and concrete tools that will help you in your planning and implementation efforts of creating intentionally designed places that provide services/programs to multiple generations concurrently and foster meaningful cross-age relationships.
This guide is designed for community leaders, organizations, funders and intermediaries who are interested in using an intergenerational approach to community building efforts – taking limited budgets into consideration.
This is a practical guide designed to help long-term care facilities form partnerships with schools and youth organizations to create impactful intergenerational programs.
This resource explains the benefits of connecting young children and seniors with helpful tips on how to get started.
This short two-page document provides ideas for intergenerational art activities.
Intergenerational Training Resources
This website provides a range of training courses for those who are completely new to intergenerational work and are looking for a basic introduction, as well as opportunities for people who are already planning intergenerational projects and want to learn more about the theory behind intergenerational approaches.
This website provides a variety of in-person and virtual training programs for intergenerational planning and programming.
This is a 4-part virtual series from June 14 – August 16, 2022 that will help you start, implement, and evaluate an intergenerational program in your community.
Upcoming Training with BC Council for Families
The BC Council for Families is a BC registered non-profit, charitable organization whose purpose is to serve professionals, support families and strengthen communities. The BCCF team of family services and training experts offer training programs and workshops to support family service professionals and organizations across the province. Click on the links below for their upcoming workshops:
Evaluating Intergenerational Initiatives
This toolkit is designed to help organisations assess and evaluate intergenerational programs that connect young people (ages 24 and below) and older adults (usually over the age of 50).
This book provides useful information on the methods and techniques for evaluating intergenerational programs.
Information on Intergenerational Initiatives
This short report showcases how intergenerational programs can benefit all people in society.
This is a book that covers a wide variety of place-based strategies for promoting social inclusion and belonging through intergenerational connections.
This book provides a comprehensive background to intergenerational learning, along with tools and resources to help develop and improve your own intergenerational practice.
The purpose of this resource is to provide ideas and tools for implementing equitable intergenerational initiatives into community programs, addressing themes such as intergenerational learning, structural racism, and collective leadership.
A webinar hosted by Generations United on the importance of organizations bringing younger and older people together from diverse communities and recommendations for designing programs that reflect different cultural norms and values.