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Inter-Generational Community Summit – March 1-5

Inter-Generational Community Summit Sessions

Below is the schedule for the week. You can personalize your summit experience by selecting the sessions of interest. The first 100 registrants will receive a gift bag. If you attend all the sessions, you will receive a Village mug.

*Please note that a daily summary of each session, including materials and the session recordings will be shared on our website.

Know someone who would like to attend but does not have access to technology? They can call Micheline McWhirter, Project Manager at 705-358-2829 to register for the Summit.

Share Your Voice!

Whether you can attend the summit or not have your say. Complete the survey  and share your voice to change the experience of Seniors, Indigenous Seniors, their families and caregivers in the region.

Grant Opportunities - Village Collective Impact Project

The Village Collective Impact Project has grant money available for the community. During the summit, the grant application portal will open. If you are an organization or business that supports older adults 55+ or you are an Indigenous organization who supports older adults 55+, you may be eligible for grants from $5,000 to $20,000. There are seed grants to help remove barriers to better serve older adults and there are collaboration grants for organization who want to partner with the project to help the community. The first round of funding will be transferred by March 31, 2021!

Monday, March 1 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This interactive session will include a welcome and official opening of the Summit. Learn about the Village Collective Impact Project, the project approach, the project evaluation approach, and meet the project team. You will also receive an overview of the week’s events.

Session 1 – Summit Welcome and Opening

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This session will provide an overview of the current state of seniors and Indigenous seniors in our region (Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts). We will share data about our region, including barriers to inclusion, and information about social isolation and social inclusion. You will also see our photoVOICE project – Aging Unfiltered by women from the Women10 Living Fit Inside Out group.

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Wednesday, March 3 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This interactive session is panel discussion to review our current state for seniors in our region. The panel is made up of people representing various sectors and community members including caregivers and older adults. Panelists will share their view on social isolation and the experience of older adults in our region.  This will begin to help us clearly identify the issue and begin to build a shared vision moving forward. As a participant, you will be able to ask questions during the session.  

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The working groups will use brainstorming and creative problem tools to clearly define the issues facing seniors and chart a path moving forward. Each working group will have a different topic and question to answer. You may attend one or all of the working group sessions.


Working Group 1 - How might we strengthen and promote partnerships to change the experience of seniors?

Thursday, March 4 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

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Working Group 2 - How might we address barriers to inclusion?

Thursday, March 4 1:30 - 3:30 pm

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Working Group 3 - How might we create learning opportunities for seniors and Students?

Friday, March 5 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Friday, March 5 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

During this final interactive meeting, we will review the barriers, opportunities and lessons learned throughout the week to finalize the project’s common agenda. The common agenda describes a shared vision of change that includes a common understanding of the problem and a joint approach to solving the problem through agreed-upon actions.


*A daily summary of each session, including materials and the session recording will be shared daily on our website.


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Seven Grandfather Teachings with Michael Sawyer – council member of Nipissing First Nation

Monday March 1 - 330 to 4 pm

Learn about the seven grandfather teachings with Michael Sawyer.
Nbwaakaawin : To cherish knowledge is to know WISDOM.
Zaagidwin : To know LOVE is to know peace.
Mnaadendmowin : To honour all the creation is to have RESPECT.
Aakdehewin : BRAVERY is to face the foe with integrity.
Gwekwaadziwin : HONESTY in facing a situation is to be brave.
Dbaadendiziwin : HUMILITY is to know yourself as a sacred part of the creation.
Debwewin : TRUTH is to know all of these things.
(Benton-Banai, 1988 p. 64)

Session Overview



Working Together for a Safe Community - Presentation by North Bay Police Service

Thursday March 4 - 930 to 10 am

In this session, you will learn from the North Bay Police Service about:

  • Supports in the community
  • Dealing with Mass Marketing Fraud
  • How we can help you and how you can help us.

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Safer Spaces with Meg Ramore

Wednesday March 3 –1030-1130 am

How to create an inclusive workplace environment for 2S-LGBTQ+ communities

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Want to learn more about grant opportunities?

Attend one of the 30-minute webinars (information sessions)!


Session 1 - Tuesday March 2 - 1 to 130 pm

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Session 2 - Friday March 5 - 930 to 10 am

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If you have questions, please contact the project manager, Micheline McWhirter by email at or by phone at 705-358-2829