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To Everything There is a Season: Reflections from Hamilton and Ottawa on Sustaining Social Inclusion Initiatives in the Community
Over the last four years, Hamilton and Ottawa have been engaged in mobilizing their partners to reduce social isolation among older adults in their communities. As the project funding from Employment and Social Development Canada comes to an end, each project is focused on sustaining specific activities partnerships and outcomes.

The presenters will reflect on concepts of:
• Isolation and inclusion
• Universal programs and targeted programs to reduce social isolation
among vulnerable populations of seniors (seniors who are low
income, multicultural, at risk for abuse, living in rural communities,
living with disabilities, etc.)
• Grassroot and system/policy approaches to sustain the activities and

The presentation will conclude with reflections on lessons learned, opportunities and challenges from each community.

Key themes: Duality and Sustainability

General outline:
1. Introduction, isolation vs inclusion
2. Targeted prevention vs universal prevention
3. Grassroots vs policy/systems-based perspectives
4. Lessons learned/opportunities and challenges
5. Q&A

Nov 20, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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