Ethno-cultural Seniors – Make a Difference


  • To facilitate a two-way mentorship between seniors and youth by sharing seniors’ significant life experiences and document these moments through story writing, poetry, skits, songs and painting .
  • Stories will uncover challenges seniors have faced and how they overcame them to generate a set of “best practices”.
  • Youth will have increased appreciation of senior’s life experiences and will become more resilient to life challenges.


  • A 10 week program on weekly basis for (2 -3 hours/session) for four cohorts
  • Professional story book on empowering moments in seniors lives.
  • Testimonies and a video of their achievements
  • Two-stage study measure: empowerment, engage in community participation, increase of knowledge, skills and feeling of community support, increase understanding and synergy between seniors and youth
  • Achievement celebration and story book launching on November, 2014
  • A greeting notebook comments at the end of the achievement celebration

For participating in this program please contact Project Coordinator Elsa Galan at or call (905)270-1829.  Fore more information please see the flyer.