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Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the second issue of the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program's special newsletter series: Populations in Focus. This series brings relevant research, guides, and tools straight to your inbox.

While we focus on each population individually, we recognize the complexities of intersectionality and encourage individuals and communities to consider how each aspect of a person’s identity contributes to their unique experience of aging. In this issue, we spotlight 2SLGBTQI+ older adults

Kind regards,
Emily Mullins
Age-Friendly Communities Knowledge Broker

1: Leading & Learning with Pride: A Revitalized Tool Kit on Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Seniors

The City of Toronto Seniors Services and Long-Term Care (SSLTC) revitalized a training Tool Kit called Leading & Learning with Pride. The revitalized Tool Kit focuses on promoting respectful, inclusive, and affirming care for Queer and Trans Seniors and was co-developed with a working group of lived experience advisors, service providers, advocates, and allies.

Learn more about the Tool Kit’s redevelopment, launch, and implementation, with a specific focus on lessons learned about partnership to promote age-friendly communities for 2SLGBTQI+ Seniors in the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program webinar here

Publication Year: 2022
Read the Report Here

2: National Resource Centre on 2SLGBTQI+ Aging

The National Resource Centre on 2SLGBTQI+ Aging is a collaboration between the National Institute on Ageing and Egale, focused on the lived experiences of 2SLGBTQI+ older adults and aging issues in Canada. The site is a storehouse of information, research and resources for 2SLGBTQI+ older adults, their communities, and for those who provide social service and care to these groups.
Access the Resource Centre Here

3: E-Learning Modules: 2SLGBTQI Identity and Dementia 

Egale's 2SLGBTQI Identity and Dementia e-modules build on research and promising practices. There are two self-paced e-modules, one is targeted to healthcare and social service providers and the other is targeted to anyone providing unpaid care or support to a 2SLGBTQI person living with dementia. Each e-module is free and takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.
Access the Modules Here

4: Health in Focus: LGBT2SQ Seniors

This report, by Rainbow Health Ontario, is an educational resource created to highlight the healthcare and social service needs of LGBT2SQ seniors. This document will help you to identify barriers for LGBT2SQ seniors accessing these services and to better understand what you and your work can do to create LGBT2SQ affirming environments.

Publication Year: 2021 

Read the Report Here

5: Social Isolation of Seniors: A Focus on LGBTQ Seniors in Canada

This supplement by Employment and Social Development Canada is a resource to help organizations and service providers adopt approaches to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ ) seniors strengthen human connections. This supplement consists of two parts:
  • Part 1: explores social isolation from the perspective of LGBTQ seniors
  • Part 2: provides practical tools and resources to encourage human connections to reduce social isolation.
Publication Year: 2018
Read the Report Here

In Practice: New Horizons for 2SLGBTQI+ Older Adults

The New Horizons for 2SLGBTQI+ Older Adults program works to create social support programming and community connection in Simcoe/Muskoka, North Bay, and the Greater Sudbury area. The program aims to reduce the social isolation experienced by older adults and improve community building, inclusion, and the creation of spaces where people on the 2S-LGBTQI+ spectrum feel welcome, heard, and honoured.

Programs include: Join their mailing list to stay connected and visit their website to learn more!
About the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program
The Ontario AFC Outreach Program is managed by the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care in partnership with Queen’s University, and funded by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.

The AFC Outreach Program builds on and complements Ontario's AFC Planning Guide with the aim to raise awareness about age-friendly planning principles, facilitate knowledge sharing within and between communities, and increase the capacity for local planning, implementation and evaluation of age-friendly community initiatives.
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Do you have news, resources or an event that you would like shared in our next newsletter? Email Emily Mullins with your content.
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