Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships

Over the next five years, the Research Institute for Aging (RIA) will create opportunities for older adults and youth in Waterloo Region to build connections through the Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships project, or SIIP.

Map of Waterloo Region
Map of Waterloo Region, courtesy of Waterloo EDC

What is SIIP?

SIIP will bring generations together to address loneliness and social isolation of community-dwelling older adults living with dementia and their care partners across Waterloo Region, Ontario.

It will provide opportunities for older adults, secondary and post-secondary aged youth to interact in meaningful ways — sharing time, skills, and experiences and building relationships with one another along the way.

By identifying groups and organizations working with older adults living with dementia, the RIA will work with and provide funding to those groups to incorporate youth into programs and services.

Find out more about SIIP funding opportunities »


Who We Are

SIIP is a project at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is a non-profit, charitable foundation tackling some of the biggest issues facing an aging population. By advancing research and driving innovation, the RIA pushes the envelope to discover and share solutions that make a difference to older adults everywhere.

Stay in Touch!

Sign up to be notified about SIIP news and events, including our Community Think Tank and Call for Proposals to fund intergenerational partnership projects.

SIIP is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.