What is the University of Calgary LINKages Chapter?
The University of Calgary LINKages Chapter is a part of the University’s Student’s Union clubs program and is a CoCurricular activity. The goal of this program is to build bridges between generations by connecting UofC students and marginalized seniors in the community in ways that are mutually beneficial. Through engaging events over the school year, planned by the UC team, strong intergenerational relationships are developed, age-friendly communities are fostered and celebrated and ageist stereotypes are overcome.
How is it organized?
The UC Chapter (made up of the Executive team and UC volunteers) hosts regular engagement events (1 x month) in the East Village community to create opportunities for seniors and post-secondary students to connect, build relationships and have fun. The LINKages University of Calgary Chapter plans, organizes and facilitates these events, taking into account regular feedback received at events from senior participants and measuring progress made via surveys, feedback given throughout the academic year.
What training is provided?
New members are given a preliminary intergenerational sensitivity training to promote understanding, respect and empathy. Various organizational trainings are also made available to UofC Chapter members.
How do I become involved?
There are two different ways for University of Calgary students to become involved in the LINKages chapter: as a member or as part of the executive team. Please email UC Chapter directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or message LINKages by clicking on the button below.