Intergenerational Day – June 1, 2023
13th INTERGENERATIONAL DAY CANADA is June 1st, 2023!
On June 1, get ready to witness the power of intergenerational bonds and shared experiences
as Canada gears up to celebrate Intergenerational Day 2023!
The 13 th annual National Intergenerational Day highlights the work being done across our
country to mend loneliness and isolation, build profound relationships, and inspire positive
change after the debilitating consequences of the global pandemic.
FOUR PROVINCES HAVE PROCLAIMED THE DAY IN PERPETUITY!
Over 100 cities have proclaimed the day.
12 provinces and territories officially celebrated the day in 2022.
Share your activities on social media and use the hashtags #intergenerational or #IGDay
HOW TO CELEBRATE IG DAY
As we come out of COVID times, two things are still clear:
- Older adults and youth/children need one another more than ever.
- We must be creative with virtual, or other safe ways to connect.
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. If ‘eye’ to ‘eye’ is safe, action starts with you!
Canadians have been so creative throughout 2022. Now let’s keep it going.
Celebrate all IG connections June 1st, 2023. Make it a day to remember in our hearts and souls forever, a day that lasts all year long.
Many amazing individuals, groups, and government officials are celebrating Intergenerational Day by holding events on June 1st. Here’s the list of participants for 2022: 2021 Activities.
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 marked the 10th Anniversary of Intergenerational Day in Canada! We made a callout to Canadians of all generations to help us built a virtual national quilt of intergenerational relationships.
Have a look at the quilt here: https://prezi.com/view/lnaGxDMNDxu01eFdHTCV/
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.
MORE SIMPLE CELEBRATION IDEAS BELOW. SCROLL DOWN!
IT’S SIMPLE, FUN AND EASY AS 1-2-3!
FIND SOMEONE FROM A DIFFERENT GENERATION
- IF you have a few seconds,
-make eye contact and smile
-hold the door for the person to pass through
-say ‘Have a good day!’
IF you have 5 minutes,
- call to say hello
- put the number in your cell contact list so you can call again sometime
- give a single flower
IF you have 30 minutes,
- sit down and have a conversation
- go for a short walk
- write a short note in a card and post it
IF you have an hour or two,
- 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
or learn how you can volunteer.
HOW TO CELEBRATE IG DAY
PICK A POSTER TO ADVERTISE THE DAY
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 2023!
Proclaim JUNE 1st INTERGENERATIONAL DAY CANADA for 2023!
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!
To learn more about intergenerational programs across the country, click on these links….
The Power Of Intergenerational Connections – LINKages Society (link-ages.ca)
Home – Generactions (gener-actions.org)
Home – i2i Intergenerational Society
Join the growing global movement to connect generations for strong, healthy, caring
communities everywhere. Let’s build a society where age knows no boundaries and the
bonds between generations ignite a brighter tomorrow!
Learn more on https://intergenerational.ca/ig-day/
Article originally appeared at: https://intergenerational.ca/ig-day/