Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships (TIGP)

Bringing Generations and Communities Together Since 1986

Ways YOU can connect with another generation on June 1st – Intergenerational Day Canada

If you only have a few seconds: 

  • Smile at someone today
  • Say hi and ask how they are doing
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Sincerely compliment someone
  • Offer someone your seat on the bus or train

If you have five minutes: 

  • Call someone and ask how they are doing
  • When commuting, start a conversation with someone
  • “Pay it Forward”, treat someone to a coffee
  • Surprise someone with a flower
  • Tell others about June 1st – Intergenerational Day Canada and encourage them to celebrate the day!

If you have 30 minutes: 

  • Go for a walk together
  • Send a note to someone, let them know you are thinking of them
  • Take someone for a coffee break
  • Share a meal together
  • Watch a favourite show together
  • Reach out to help a neighbour
  • Do a crossword puzzle together

If you have an hour or two: 

  • Plan an outdoor activity with someone
  • Take someone shopping
  • Teach someone something new, share your hobbies, interests and life experiences
  • Go see a movie together
  • Play a game together, like cards or scrabble
  • Plan a social event in your community to strengthen community relations
  • Teach someone something new
  • Volunteer your time to make a difference in  your community

Ways to connect as a group to celebrate June 1st – Intergenerational Day Canada

On Your Own:

  • connect with your friends, family and acquaintenances and together plan a small intergenerational celebration
  • call a local youth group or seniors group and ask to join their activities

Engaging your school, church or club:

  • tell others about the long-term benefits of intergenerational connections
  • encourage social visiting between the generations, whether it be a one-time event or ongoing weekly or monthly social activities

Engaging your seniors group:

  • connect with your local daycare, elementary or high school and invite younger generations to visit
  • host a special event and ask everyone to invite a younger friend to join them
  • start a discussion group and involve a younger generation