Intergenerational Day was initiated in 2010 by i2i Intergenerational Society
and 5 PHAC-funded student groups from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. To date, 12 provinces and territories and over 100 cities have officially recognized the day with 3 provinces (ON, MB, NB) and the Toronto District School Board proclaiming it by law, in-perpetuity
In 2012, Mayor Naheed Nenshi proclaimed that the City of Calgary will observe Intergenerational Day on June 1. Since then, LINKages has held annual celebrations to mark the connecting of generations and its contributions to an age-friendly society. In 2017, the province of Alberta proclaimed Intergenerational Day on June 1 as a provincially-observed day. Since its inception, IG Day has been attended by hundreds of Calgarians and is well-supported by local communities. Stay tuned for next year’s event when we celebrate 10 years of IG Day celebrations!