Finding Rainbows Summit
Addressing Social Isolation in the LGBT2SQ+ community
For those age 55±
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:30am-4:30pm (social events will follow)
Canada Inns Destination Centre Polo Park
1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Registration opens in September, 2017
Author and Broadcaster
Bill Richardson was born in 1955 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He received his BA from the University of Winnipeg and his Master of Library Sciences from the University of British Columbia. Richardson worked as a children's librarian before joining CBC Radio, where he has hosted many shows, including: regular contributor and guest host on Vicki Gabereau's show, host of As You Like It, Richardson's Roundup and Canada Reads. Books include: Queen of all the dustballs: and other epics of everyday life, Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast, Old Father William's Well-Ordered Universe and many others.
Sessions, Workshops, Resources & Networking
The Finding Rainbows Summit committee is working on providing sessions, workshops, resources and networking opportunities to address issues specific to the LGBT2SQ+ aging process including:
- Community Health Services
- Housing Options
- Personal Safety
- Accessible and Gender Inclusive Facilities
- Social Isolation and Community Engagement in the LGBT2SQ+ Community of Manitoba
Needs Assessment Survey
The survey is the first phase of the Finding Rainbows project and looks at the needs of LGBT2SQ+ seniors in Manitoba.
We need your help
Please let us know your needs and concerns regarding LGBT2SQ+ seniors by completing our Needs Assessment Survey. Your input is very valuable and will aid the team in building relevant content. The survey is confidential.
About Finding Rainbows
The Finding Rainbows project, sponsored by Rainbow Resource Centre, is funded in part by New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Recognizing the Senior LGBT2SQ+ community is heavily underserved, and lacks programming to address specific needs, the project will offer a space that allows community members to connect, share their experiences, and express their needs. The project is organized and led by LGBT2SQ+ adults who are 55 and older.
The project will provide a forum to:
- Address issues specific to the LGBT2SQ+ aging process
- Address Social Isolation and Community Engagement in the LGBT2SQ+ Community of Manitoba
- A needs assessment related to LGBT2SQ+ aging, the results of which will be used to identify conference topics.
Dr. Kathy Jones, Chair
Vic Hooper, Marketing & Communications
Roberta Bishop, Project Coordinator, Rainbow Resource Centre
Connie Newman, ED, Manitoba Association of Senior Centres
Madeline Kohut, Community Development and Seniors Specialist, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Kathy Henderson, Support Services to Seniors Facilitator, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Ruth Carol Feldman, Logistics
Frances Ennis, Winnipeg Transgender Support Group
Phone: (204) 474-0213 ext. 255