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!
Canada is continuing to come together to work towards fighting social isolation and loneliness across the lifespan.
On June 1, 2019, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, YT, NT, NS, NB participated in IG Day!
Manitoba, New Brunswick Ontario, and the Toronto District School Board have proclaimed June 1 as Intergenerational Day in perpetuity.
Together, let us work towards connecting generations respectfully