Our film follows the challenges and successes of our project, while outlining an intergenerational framework we developed alongside students, and teacher Allison Sebastian. The film (co-produced by RSO Media) garnered international attention and led to us presenting to staff, students and administrators in Finland.
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Inspired by Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 63 iii Building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect, this project was also a response to the rise in anxiety and depression in Canadian youth and isolation of senior citizens. We wondered what would happen if we brought them together and attempted to bridge the gap?
Lessons Learned: Bridging the Gap is a short film that follows a 3-month pilot project connecting Markham seniors and youth, through a variety of tools and experiences, while endeavouring to participate in Truth & Reconciliation.
If you'd like to implement a similar project in your school board/organization, we're happy to offer customized support through a 60 min. 'Catalyst Consultation' call. We'll help you to formulate a strategy and navigate your unique school and community context. Bring your questions and ideas; we can host up to 6 staff/admin on the call, who will be supporting the project. Investment: $295 CAD +hst. Contact us to book.