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					     "PHOTOS OF J.O.Y."
  Joining Old and Young Together




                       Celebration of the
  International Year of Older Persons -1999
A Project of United Generations Ontario and Community Partners

     Sponsored by the Golden Griddle Family Restaurants
            "PHOTOS of J.O.Y."
     Joining Old and Young Together
             A Project of United Generations Ontario Project

Partners:


•    Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care


•    Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario


•    Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies


•    Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors


•    Ontario Community Support Association

•    Seniors' Secretariat



              We gratefully acknowledge the active
               involvement and sponsorship of:
                                   Acknowledgements
We gratefully acknowledge the administrative support of Saira Haq and Lynda Smith in the
development and production of this Photo Project Kit.

A special thank you to Mara Swartz, Project Chair, for her dedication, commitment and
leadership.

Our sponsors, the Golden Griddle Family Restaurants have been amazing! A special thank you
to Deirdre Nesbitt and Bill Hood for their incredible enthusiasm and willingness to risk.

Thank you to the Seniors' Secretariat who have assisted with the development of this project from
the beginning.

Thank you to Mel Shipman for the seed of the idea for Photos of J.O. Y.

We especially want to thank our partnering agencies who have contributed to this document and
to the entire process.




  United Generations Ontario is a coalition of organizations and individuals who are dedicated to
promoting programs that bring young and old together in spirit of cooperation, mutual support, and
                                   shared affection and regard.

                                 1185 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 604B
                                     Toronto, ON M3C 3C6
                                          (416) 426-7115
                                          (416) 426-7388
                                   http://www.intergenugo.org
                                 Charitable #: 89005 8738 RR001

                                           October 1998
           Welcomes You To
            Photos of J.O.Y.




We, at Golden Griddle, are so happy to be a part of this project, that we have
included in this kit a special card just for the participants of PHOTOS OF J.O.Y.
We would like to invite you to hold meetings and discussions about the project.
The best news is that, with your special card, you will always receive 15% off
your bill for your entire party! You are welcome to use this card anytime you like
from now and throughout "The International Year of Older Persons 1999". It
is your reward as a Photo Project leader. A list of locations and contact names
are included in this kit, so that you may locate the Golden Griddle in your area.
                                PREFACE:


    "PHOTOS of J.O.Y."- Joining Old and Young Together
The purpose of this kit is to help you introduce an intergenerational photography
program to your community and or business. It has been designed to help you
get started on a step by step process. The kit is broken down into a number of
sections.

Section One contains the introduction, benefits of participation, step by step
question and answer guide, to answer any questions you may have.

Section Two contains the rules for project participation, photo consent and
release forms. These forms need to be signed and sent with each photo at the
time of submission to be eligible for a prize. A certificate of endorsement and a
sample media release are enclosed for your use.

Section Three provides you with information on our sponsor; Golden Griddle
Family Restaurants, our community partners and the IYOP connection.

Please be sure that you read the whole booklet in detail before starting the
project. It will help to prevent errors that could challenge your time, energy and
creativity.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope your participation in the
intergenerational photography project will be an enjoyable experience.
                 TABLE OF CONTENTS



SECTION ONE: "Information about PHOTOS OF J.O.Y."     Page

Introduction                                          1
Benefits of Participation                             2
Step by Step Question and Answer Guide                3-8


SECTION TWO: "How to Participate"

Rules for Project Participation                       9-10
Photographer Consent Form                             11
Subject(s') Consent Form                              12-13
Certificate of Endorsement                            14
Media Release                                         15


SECTION THREE: "Community Linkages for PHOTOS OF J.O.Y."

Sponsorship Information                               16
Golden Griddle Locations                              17
Photos of J.O.Y. Community Partners                   18-19
International Year of Older Persons (IYOP)            20-21
              SECTION
                ONE
    INFORMATION ABOUT PHOTOS OF J.O.Y.

•    Introduction
•    Benefits of Participation
•    Step by Step Question and Answer Guide
                                        INTRODUCTION:
OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT: In preparation for the International Year of Older
Persons, 1999, United Generations Ontario (UGO) has initiated a provincial photography
project. This project will involve seniors, children and families, in communities throughout
Ontario. The project not only provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of young and
old coming together, but also will create a visual, heartfelt, and vibrant energy between
generations, and within families, as we move into the 21st century.

HOW WILL THE PHOTO PROJECT WORK?
"Photos Of J.O.Y." is a two-year project that began in March 1998 and will end in
February 2000. Members of participating organizations are invited to participate by taking
photos of young and old sharing special moments together and entering them in the project.

Prizes and honourable mentions will be awarded in each of the five age groups of the
photographers:
                         • Ages 3-12
                         • Ages 13-19
                         • Ages 20-50
                         • Ages 51-80
                         • Ages 81 plus

A panel of judges will select the winning photos based on the following criteria:
• Clarity of image
• Unusual aspect that captures interest
• Content that provokes an emotional responses

Many of the photos submitted will be exhibited at art galleries and other locations throughout
the province during the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP), 1999. Golden Griddle
Restaurants will display photos within their restaurants. The photos will also be used for
promotion of the intergenerational concept via media and other advertising venues throughout
1999. Products will be produced and sold including a millennium calendar, hasty notes, T-
shirts, etc.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
To participate in this project, you must be either affiliated with or a member of one of the
photo project partners. If you are not a member of one of the listed partners, please call the
UGO office for more information on how to become a member.
Note: As this project is designed for amateurs only, we ask that professional photographers not submit their photographs.




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BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION:
BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
    Increase promotion and heighten the awareness of your organization
    Use your facilities for displaying photos
    Create partnerships and new communication within your respective communities
    Make seniors, families, children more visible in a positive and effective way
    Bridge the gap between generations and open communication within a community setting
    Create a warm and friendly atmosphere
    Build a stronger community


BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN AND SENIORS

•   Bridge the gap between generations and bring families together
•   Share reciprocal experiences and thoughts in relation to the aging process
•   Increase understanding of how seniors and children see the world through the eye of a
    camera
•   Provide seniors and children in the community with the opportunity for on-going education


BENEFITS AFTER THE PROJECT

•   Exhibits in art galleries and conferences
•   Use of photos for promotion of intergenerational activities
•   Continuous decrease in stereotypes of young and old
•   Development of new intergenerational programs within communities




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        Q: How to get started?

Choose one of the two options:

Option One: Contact an organization with which you have a connection or
      partnership to start the project.

Option Two: If this is your first intergenerational activity, contact one of the participating
            organizations to establish a new connection or partnership.

The following is a list of other organizations you can contact to establish partnerships:

•   Local religious or cultural organizations
•   Older Adult Centres
•   Homes for the Aged
•   Nursing Homes
•   Day Care Associations
•   Schools
•   Girl Guides of Canada
•   Scouts Canada
•   Four-H Clubs
•   Boys and Girls Clubs




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        Q: What materials are needed and how can they be obtained?
All you need is a camera and film. If you wish to obtain free film/processing this is where you
can use the certificate of endorsement (see page 14).

Note: It may be less costly to purchase film where the processing fee is already included.
Average cost for prepaid film is approximately $9.99. Ask your local retailer about specials.

        Q: What type of film should be used?
The quality of your photo will depend on the type of film used. Experts and professionals
advise the following:

•   100 speed film - is recommended for bright sunny days, or when shooting with a flash
    indoors.

•   200-speed film - is a great all-purpose film, allowing you to take clear, sharp photographs
    under a wide variety of lighting conditions.

•   400-speed film - allows you to take sharp photos when light is low and when you are not
    using a flash. Higher speed films are also terrific for freezing fast action.

We recommend the use of 100 film ASA. It allows for the best quality of enlargements.

If participants do not own a camera, a disposable camera is appropriate. Disposable cameras
come in a variety of ASA speeds. Please note: it is often difficult to wind disposable cameras,
which may make it difficult for some individuals to handle.

Note: when submitting your photos there are no restrictions as to the size or colour of photo.
Photos are judged according to the intergenerational interaction and the criteria specified
earlier in this package.




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        Q: Taking photos for the first time? How can we make this project a
        learning process?
Contact your local retailer dealing with film and processing. See if a professional
photographer will come and give a short educational talk about photography.

        Q: What type of photos should be taken?
Since the purpose of this project is to facilitate an interaction between the young and old, both
age groups MUST be present in the photo and engaged in some kind of interaction to be
eligible for the contest.

Try to discuss the kinds of photos to take with your group. For example: try to plan for
upcoming holidays, or arrange a special intergenerational event in your community.

Here are some ideas for settings and activities involving the young and old together:
   Friends or family events Cultural, ethnic or religious celebrations Setting within nature
   Participation in hobbies Participation in sport activities Intergenerational school
   activities Travel/vacation activities

    Q: Who should take the photos?
Decide who is going to take the photos. Seniors, children, agency staff or others can take
photos.

Just a reminder that a professional photographer is not allowed to participate. This
project is for amateur photographers only.

Consent forms must also be signed and sent with the photos in order to qualify in the
contest. Therefore, releases should be signed prior to taking the photos to avoid
confusion later. (See pages 11-13 for consent forms)




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        Q: Is there any special place where film needs to be taken for
        developing?
Film(s) may be taken into any photo-finishing lab. The size of photos developed is your
personal choice as there are NO size restrictions when submitting photos. This will also be a
good time to request duplicate photos when submitting photos for developing. As original
photo(s) and negatives submitted for the contest will not be returned this will be the best time
to take out a copy for yourself. The duplicate photos can also be submitted to the participating
organization who may be organizing a photo display in your area as part of your own IYOP
celebrations.

        Q: How do you decide which photos to enter in the contest?
Choose a photo that best captures an interaction between the young and old and meets the
criteria for judging (See below).

        Q: How will prizes be awarded?
Prizes and honourable mentions will be presented to the winning photographs according to
each age group of the photographers:

                                  •   Ages    3-12
                                  •   Ages   13-19
                                  •   Ages   20-50
                                  •   Ages   51-80
                                  •   Ages   81 plus

        Q: What is the judging criterion?
Based on the age group of the photographer, each photograph will be judged by the following
criteria:

        •   Clarity of the image
        •   Unusual aspect that captures the interest
        •   Content that provokes an emotional reaction




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    Q: How many photos can be submitted for entry?
1) Limit is one photograph per age category of the photographer.
2) Each organization or group may submit a total of five photos.

    Q: What must be submitted with the photos to be eligible for the
    contest?
Please include the following with your entry:
1) Original photograph (note: all the names of the subjects in the photograph must be
clearly printed on a label to be glued on the back of each photo)
2) Original negative (packaged appropriately so damage does not occur)
3) Photo consent form (must be signed by the photographer and the subjects) (see page
11-13 for consent forms)

Note: Entries submitted without the above items will be disqualified.

   Q: What is the deadline for submission of entries?

All photo entries must be received by midnight April 30,1999. It is advisable to mail all
entries at least a week ahead to ensure they are received on time.




      Q: Where and to whom should the entries be submitted?
All entries should be mailed to:

                                  Attn: Photo Project United
                                  Generations Ontario
                                  1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 604B
                                  Toronto ON M3C 3C6




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        Q: How will the winning photos be selected?
The winning photographs will be selected by a panel of judges represented by our sponsors,
community partners and United Generations Ontario. The judging will also include
professionals from the community.

The winners will be notified by the UGO office.

        Q; What happens to the photos submitted?

All photographs submitted to the contest become the property of UGO and will not be
returned to the senders.

UGO may use the photos to promote various provincial intergenerational projects and
activities such as a permanent portable regional exhibit that will be made available during
IYOP. Other uses of photos may include a senior's poster, a calendar for the year 2000, an
intergenerational poster and a photo CD that could be used to promote intergenerational
activities within your community.




   Hopefully, we have addressed all of your questions. Please read the full kit before
getting started! Now go and take lots of photos and remember to HAVE A LOT OF FUN!




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                    SECTION
                      TWO
                 HOW TO PARTICIPATE
•   Rules of Participation
•   Photographer Consent Form
•   Subject(s) Consent Form
•   Certificate of Endorsement
•   Media Release
                       RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:

1) Participants in the contest must be a member or affiliate of United Generations Ontario or
   one of the following partnering organizations:

            Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
            Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario
            Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies
            Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors
            Ontario Community Support Association
            Seniors' Secretariat

2) This contest is open to amateur photographers only.

3) Photos entered in the contest need to represent an intergenerational interaction between
   young and old to qualify.

4) Entries are limited to ONE entry from each of the five age groups:

                                      Ages 3-12
                                      Ages13-19 Ages
                                      20-50 Ages 51-
                                      80 Ages 81 plus

5) Full names of all the subjects in the photograph must be printed on a label to be attached
   on the back of each photo entry.

6) All photo entries must be accompanied with the following:
   a) Original negative
   b) Original photograph
   c) Subject and Photographer consent forms (see pages 11-13).

7) The photographer consent form, must be signed and completed in full by the
   photographer giving permission to release the photo (see page 11).




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            RULES FOR PARTICIPATION (cont'd):
8) The subject's consent form must be signed by all of the subjects in the photo. An adult's
   signature on behalf of a child under the age of 18 is essential (see pages 12-13).

9) All consent forms must be completed so winners may be notified.

10) All photos must be received by midnight April 30, 1999.

11) All photos received will be the property of UGO and will not be returned. The
   photograph(s) will be used for the purposes of promoting intergenerational programs
   through interview/print/broadcast media and/or sales and will be the sole property of UGO,
   to be used at the discretion of UGO.




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               PHOTOGRAPHER CONSENT FORM:
To be completed by the photographer:


Please check the appropriate age group (one only) of the photographer:

Age      3-12 ___
Age     13-19 ____
Age     20-50 ____
Age     51-80 ____
Age     81-plus ___

PLEASE PRINT:

Member or Affiliated with: _________________________________________

Name___________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________

City/Province _____________________________________________________

Postal Code______________________________________________________

Phone No (Area Code) ______________________________________________


I __________________________ the undersigned have read and understand
   (Print name)

the rules and regulations and hereby release the use of my photo to UGO.


Signed ___________________________________ date __________ , 1999.

Date of Photo Taken: ____________          Subject of Photo: ________________

Witness Signature _________________________________________________

Signature of Guardian/Parent ________________________________________
(If child under the age of 18)




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                    SUBJECT(S') CONSENT FORM
 To be completed by the subjects in the photo:
(Please use next page to list additional names of the subjects)

PLEASE PRINT:
Member or Affiliated with: _____________________

The participant does hereby consent to participate in PHOTOS OF J.O.Y. where your

photo(s) will be taken. The photograph(s) will be used for the purposes of

promoting intergenerational programs through interview/print/broadcast media

and/or sales and will be the sole property of UGO, to be used at the discretion of

UGO.


Name of Child ________________             Name of Adult ___________________

Address______________________              Address ________________________

City/Province__________________            City/Province_____________________

Postal Code __________________             Postal Code ______________________

Phone No. (Area Code) __________           Phone No. (Area Code)______________


Signature of Child Participant       Signature of Adult Participant
(Parent or Guardian if under age 18)

Witness: ______________________            Witness: _______________________


Date:      ______________________          Date:   ________________________




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                   SUBJECT(S') CONSENT FORM:
To be completed by additional subjects in the photo:

The participant does hereby consent to participate in PHOTOS OF J.O.Y. where your
photo(s) will be taken. The photograph(s) will be used for the purposes of promoting
intergenerational programs through interview/print/broadcast and/or sales and will be the sole
property of UGO to be used at the discretion of UGO.

PLEASE PRINT:

Name of Child                                  Name of Adult ___________________

Address______________________                  Address ________________________

City/Province _________________                City/Province_____________________

Postal Code __________________                 Postal Code _____________________

Phone No. (Area Code) __________               Phone No. (Area Code)_____________


Signature of Child Participant                  Signature of Adult Participant
(Parent or Guardian if under age 18)

Witness: ______________ ; ________              Witness: _______________________

Date:     _______________________               Date:   _______________________

Name of Child ________________                  Name of Adult ___________________

Address _____________________                   Address ________________________

City/Province _________________                 City/Province ____________________

Postal Code __________________                  Postal Code _____________________

Phone No. (Area Code) __________                Phone No. (Area Code)_____________


Signature of Child Participant                  Signature of Adult Participant
(Parent or Guardian if under age 18)

Witness: _______________________                Witness:_______________________

Date:     _______________________               Date:   _______________________

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                                     MEDIA RELEASE:
Date:                                      Contact/s: (Your name and #'s)
                                                    Tel.Day:
                                                    Tel. Eve:



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


                                          "PHOTOS OF J.OY."
                                    Joining Old and Young Together

United Generations Ontario is proud to announce the participation of (name of your
organization) in a project that joins old and young together.

"Photos of J.O.Y" is an intergenerational project that celebrates the
International Year of Older Persons(IYOP), 1999.

This project involves seniors, children and families within our community who
wish to celebrate IYOP with pictures. "Photos of J.O.Y" will create a visual
and vibrant energy between generations by displaying photographs of old and
young sharing special moments together.

All photos will be displayed at (Golden Griddle Family Restaurant, or other appropriate
locations) for the whole community to enjoy during 1999.

Special photos will be selected to represent our community, in a provincial project, which will
include a mobile exhibit, millennium calendars and a poster.

Help us celebrate the old and young of our community. All are welcome to view the exhibits.

If you would like to participate in this exciting project or need further information you may
contact (name of community member- could be you) or United Generations Ontario), (416)
426-7115.

Intergenerational photos for promotion are available on request.




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                   SECTION
                    THREE
               COMMUNITY LINKAGES
               FOR PHOTOS OF J.O.Y.
•   Sponsorship Information
•   Golden Griddle Locations
•   Photos of J.O.Y. Community Partners
•   The IYOP Connection
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                    SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION:
SPONSORED BY: GOLDEN GRIDDLE FAMILY RESTAURANTS

The Golden Griddle Corporation is proud to be a part of "The International Year of Older
Persons 1999". We are honoured to be the major sponsor of "PHOTOS OF J.O.Y.", the
intergenerational photo project, through the participation of each of our Golden Griddle
Family Restaurants.

As a franchise operation, the owners of each Golden Griddle Family Restaurant continue to
support their local communities through various activities. Such activities include donating
syrup and batter to churches and other community groups for their own fundraising activities,
cooking pancake breakfasts for schools or clubs to help them raise money for equipment, or
hosting events for other local charities. In 1993, The Golden Griddle Children's Charities
was established to grant wishes for children who are severely physically challenged or
terminally ill. Within each Golden Griddle community, there are many children who are
nominated for the charity. Each Golden Griddle Franchisee works with their community to
raise funds to grant those wishes. Each community is an integral part of each event.

To honour "The International Year of Older Persons 1999", Golden Griddle would like to
display your photos for the entire community to enjoy. Each Golden Griddle location has a
special display area for PHOTOS OF J.O.Y. Pictures that are not sent to United
Generations Ontario are welcomed at Golden Griddle so that the entire community can be
made aware of "The International Year of Older Persons 1999". You are encouraged to
bring your pictures for display to your local Golden Griddle location. We, at Golden Griddle,
are so happy to have you that we have included in this kit a special card just for the
participants of PHOTOS OF J.O.Y. We would like to invite you to hold meetings and
discussions about the project. The best news is that, with your special card, you will always
receive 15% off your bill for your entire party! You are welcome to use this card anytime you
like from now and throughout "The International Year of Older Persons 1999". It is your
reward as a Photo Project leader. A list of locations and contact names are included so that
you may locate the Golden Griddle in your area.

Golden Griddle has a tremendous respect for family and community and will continue to
promote the joining of hands throughout our respective communities for many years to follow.
Our core customers are families with children and seniors. We cannot think of a better way to
say THANK YOU to our customers than to support a project such as PHOTOS OF J.O.Y. that
celebrates the joining of Old and Young together.




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                     PHOTO PROJECT PARTNERS:

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care: Offers a full spectrum of programs and services
for the elderly, delivered both on-site and in the community. Baycrest Centre presently
operates four facilities with hospital and/or residential programs: Baycrest Hospital (a hospital
comprised of 300 chronic, rehabilitation and psychiatric beds); the Jewish Home for the Aged
(a long-term care facility with 372 beds); Baycrest Terrace (a 204 apartment complex with
support services for older adults) and Elm Ridge Group Home for Seniors (a 14 place home
operated off-site). In addition, other programs for the elderly include Day Care that provides
activities for seniors living in the community, Special Day Care for individuals with cognitive
impairment and the Wagman Centre, a community centre for older adults.

Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario (OACAO): Is a provincial association of
centres, organizations and individuals involved in working with older adults, which grew out of
the common concerns of those working in Seniors' Centres. The members come together to
unify their efforts towards the development of comprehensive programs and services
ensuring that seniors in Ontario have opportunities and choices that lead to healthy, active
lifestyles. The OACAO encourages partnerships with agencies, government, older adult
organizations, and involvement of older adults in the decision making and delivery of
programs and services.

Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS): In support of its 52
member Children's Aid Societies in the province is the voice of child welfare in Ontario.
OACAS is dedicated to providing leadership for the achievement of excellence in the
protection of children and in the promotion of their well being within their families and
communities. Children's Aid Societies in Ontario provide substitute care to more than 21,300
children annually and provide support and counseling to more than 115,000 families each
year. Children's Aid Societies employ more than 4,000 staff to protect and provide service to
children in their family homes and in substitute care. They are assisted in this task by more
than 5,000 foster parents and 5,000 volunteers. Lay board members elected from the local
community govern Children's Aid Societies. Children's Aid Societies are governed by lay
board members elected from the local community.




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          PHOTO PROJECT PARTNERS CONT'D:

Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors
(OANHSS): is the oldest provincial association representing non-profit providers of
services, care and housing for seniors. OANHSS currently comprises 400 member
organizations serving over 140,000 older adults. Members include municipal and charitable
homes for the aged, non-profit nursing homes, seniors' apartments, supportive housing
settings and agencies that provide on-site or outreach services to seniors who are living
independently.

Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA): Represents more than 340
community agencies which provide not-for-profit health and social services to help people live
at home. These services include Homemaking, Meals on Wheels and a range of Home
Support services, including more than 50 Intergenerational Programs.

Seniors' Secretariat: Supports the Honourable Cam Jackson, Minister for Long-term
Care with responsibilities for Seniors and was established in October 1996 to help plan and
respond to the changing demands of society which have been brought about by fundamental
demographic shifts, specifically the escalating growth of the over-65 population. The Seniors'
Secretariat works to dispel ageism and misinformed attitudes towards aging and the elderly. It
plays a lead role in ensuring the concerns of Ontario's seniors are heard, and advises the
government on issues of importance to seniors. The Secretariat also undertakes policy and
program development and provides expertise in relation to seniors' issues across government.

United Generations Ontario: UGO is a provincial organization representing a coalition of
200 organizations dedicated to bringing young and old together for their mutual benefit.
Currently, approximately 150,000 children and seniors are working together on
intergenerational programs in the Province of Ontario. This intergenerational photography
project is one program that UGO hopes will increase the awareness of the long term benefits of
intergenerational interactions, education, and programs, by bringing young and old together to
take photographs of their interactions, for display and exhibit throughout the province of
Ontario during the International Year of Older Persons, 1999.




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                         THE IYOP CONNECTION:
Information about International Year of Older Persons (IYOP):

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 1999 as the International Year of Older
Persons (IYOP). Worldwide, in the next few generations, the proportion of older persons
(defined by the UN as 60 and over) will increase from one in fourteen to one in four. Such a
change in demographics holds a social and economic significance for all of society. A UN
Proclamation on Aging, adopted in 1992, urges the international community to facilitate
collaboration across sectors, nations, and to reach out to communities, the media, the private
sector and younger generations in an effort to create a society for all ages.

The IYOP was officially announced across Canada on October 1, 1998, the International Day of
Older Persons.

IYOP Photo Project Celebrations:

As well as entering your photos in "Photos of J.O.Y.", this is an excellent opportunity locally to
make the best use of all the photos taken in the community.

You are bound to have tons of ideas but here a few to get you started:

•   Plan special events to display your array of photos ie. tea party, open house
•   Contact other community organizations to plan joint celebrations
•   Contact your municipal offices to plan a special exhibit ie. City Hall, library
•   Contact your MPP regarding IYOP funds that are available for local projects
•   Plan a local Photo Project with prizes and media coverage
•   Create special photo albums - a legacy for the next generation
•   Send your stories to UGO for future coverage in "Between Generations" - we can share
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News Release
Communique
Minister of Long-Term Care with              Ministre des Soins                                            October 1, 1998
responsibility for Seniors                   de longue duree delegue aux Affaires des personnes agees      98/nr-100



                Minister Jackson Announces New Community Partnership Projects Program for
                                the International Year of Older Persons (1999)

Queen's Park, Toronto - Cam Jackson, Minister of Long-term Care with responsibility for Seniors announced
today the Community Partnership Projects Program to assist seniors, seniors' groups, community organizations
and others commemorate and celebrate 1999 as the United Nations International Year of Older Persons.

"We are making a $2.6 million investment in our communities to recognize and honour the contributions of Ontario's 1.4
million seniors," stated Jackson. "In our direct dialogue with seniors, they've told us they want to create a lasting legacy
to mark this occasion".

"This project will provide seniors' and community groups with the resources they need to ensure seniors are
recognized for their work in our communities," remarked Lois Neely, Ontario's representative to the Canada
Coordinating Committee for the International Year of Older Persons.

All Members of Provincial Parliament have been encouraged to establish International Year of Older Persons Community
Committees. Each Committee, using guidelines and criteria provided to all 130 MPPS, will be able to select local projects
with a lasting legacy to receive funding during 1999.

"Through the 130 Community Committees, all of Ontario's seniors will be able to get involved in celebrations
close to home", said Margaret Harche, President of the Councils on Aging Network of Ontario and Chair of the
Ontario Enabling Committee for the International Year.

Also today, Minister Jackson announced the province's new International Year of Older Persons web site, where
seniors and community groups will be able to learn about events and celebrations taking place across the
province (www.gov.on.ca/health/iyop). Participating in today's activities was Hon. Lincoln Alexander, Ontario's
Honorary Commissioner for the International Year of Older Persons. Today is the International Day of Older
Persons and many jurisdictions around the world are launching their International Year activities.

"Ontario's seniors have worked hard to raise families and create the caring and prosperous society we enjoy
today", stated Jackson. "We all have a role in recognizing and honouring the people who have brought us safely
through the 20" century. Recognizing this vision, the theme for 1999 is 'Ontario, a province for all ages".




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