Education & Advocacy

Education

The EPSG developed an education module! The presentation covers gender messages, understanding lived experiences of LGBTQ2+ seniors, discussing welcoming and appropriate services, and how to best intergrate suggestions to best serve seniors communities.

You can request a presentation from the board anytime, please contact us today!

Edmonton Pride Seniors Group Education Module Presentations, 2015–2017

  • Operation Friendship Society senior managers – Eric and Kristy
  • Walk With Me Conference – Eric, Michael and Thais
  • UofA undergrad sociology students – Eric and Thais
  • Ashbourne Residence – Eric and Kristy; Larry and Kristy
  • Grey Matters Conference – Eric and Michael
  • UofA OT graduate students – Eric and Sydney
  • Sage staff – Eric
  • UofA Human Ecology grad students – Eric and Sydney
  • Seniors Professional Community event – Eric and Sydney
  • NW Edmonton Seniors Centre – Eric and Sydney
  • GEF Board – Eric and Michael
  • GEF senior staff – Eric and Michael
  • Camrose FCSS – Michael and Robert
  • Red Deer Golden Seniors Circle – Michael
  • City Council – Michael
  • SEESA – Michael, Thaya and Larry
  • Stony Plain – Michael and Sydney
  • Salina Grad Students – Eric and Sydney
  • Nurses Health Conference – Michael, Tami and Robert
  • ELLA Course – Michael
  • Global TV, June 2016 – Larry
  • Pride Centre (MSM & HIV), May 2016 – Larry

Advocacy

The ESPG actively advocates on behalf of its members, including with all levels of government, primary stakeholders, and industry decision-makers.

Some of the ESPG’s advocacy inniatives are listed below:

  •  EGALE National Seniors Advisory Council – 2015-2017
  • Alberta Ministry of Seniors and Housing: Assistant Deputy Minister Senior Services Division, Executive Director Seniors Strategic Planning – August 2016; Minister and Executive Director Seniors Strategic Planning – September 2016
  • Alberta Office of the Seniors Advocate: Seniors Advocate – October 2016; September 2017
  • Advisory Panel, Alberta Office of the Seniors Advocate – 2018
  • Edmonton City Council – April 2017
  • City of Edmonton – Ongoing
  • Alberta Ministry of Culture and Tourism: Minister, with Government Caucus Whip and MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood – April 2017
  • Age Friendly Edmonton Workshop – May 2017
  • Alberta Ministry of Health and Office of the Deputy Premier: Minister and Deputy Premier – July 2017
  • Alberta Health Services: Continuing Care Collaborative Committee – September 2017
  • Continuing Care LGBTQ Task Force Group – 2017
  • Alberta Ministry of Health: Ministerial Assistant – January 2018
  • Greater Edmonton Foundation: Board of Directors
  • Alberta Seniors Consultation