Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships

Join us for Isolation 2 Inclusion, a two-day case competition event that brings community services organizations and post-secondary students together to address challenges impacting older adults, people living with dementia, and care partners from racialized and minority groups.

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From 2019-2024, the Research Institute for Aging (RIA) will be creating opportunities for older adults and youth in Waterloo Region to build connections through the Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships project, or SIIP.

A grandfather is helping his granddaughter as she works from a laptop; they look happy to be bonding and working together.

What is SIIP?

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

It provides 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 works with and provides funding to those groups to incorporate youth into programs and services.

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.

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Sign up to be notified about SIIP news and events.

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