Respect and Inclusion Workshop

Respect and Inclusion in Edmonton

This site provides Age Friendly Edmonton's Respect and Inclusion Workshop in electronic form. It uses video and online questions to walk you through the training program. It should take about 90 minutes to complete. You can come back at any time to pick up where you leave off. No personal data or activity results are ever stored on our servers and you don't need to create an account to take the workshop. At the beginning and end of the workshop you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire. This is to give us some indication of how your mindset has changed after taking the workshop. When you click on the link below, it will take you to the questionnaire.


Vision

Edmonton is a community that values, respects and actively supports the safety, diversity and well-being of seniors.

This workshop is a foundational step in meeting two key goals:

  1. Seniors are treated with respect.
  2. Seniors have opportunities to participate in, and be engaged by, their communities.

The workshop is designed to raise awareness of how our attitudes, beliefs and behaviours towards aging and older adults can contribute to ageism in our society. Although ageism is a serious topic, there is no blaming or finger-pointing. We want this workshop to be fun!

All activities are simple, clearly presented and supported by appropriate handout materials. Your own life experiences and openness to learning is all you need for a successful workshop. Through comfortable, interesting and engaging activities, participants will have the opportunity to apply new ways of thinking and acting. At the end, all will be invited to become champions for change in their own families, organizations and communities.

On behalf of the Respect and Inclusion Working Group of Age Friendly Edmonton, thank you! By taking this workshop, you are helping to make Edmonton an age-friendly city where people of all ages are able to flourish.