Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships (TIGP)

Bringing Generations and Communities Together Since 1986

Ways in which generations can be brought together to provide a service in their community include:

Preschool children -

  • social visiting with seniors who are isolated
  • performing for seniors 

Elementary students -

  • social visiting with seniors who are isolated
  • school food drives for needy community seniors
  • performing for seniors
  • community gardening events
  • pen pal and e-buddy programs

High School students -

  • social visiting with isolated seniors
  • school food drives for needy community seniors
  • performing for seniors
  • community gardening events
  • information technology and administration support in community placements
  • volunteer referral to meet the needs of community agencies and organizations 
  • leadership development through the formation of school intergenerational committees, developing community events and supporting community initiatives
  • representation as steering committee members in the development of intergenerational events

Adults and Seniors -

  • supporting community special events (such as Grandparent / Grandpal School events, storytelling festivals, gardening initiatives)
  • developing new intergenerational initiatives through representation on committees