October 28, 2013

GBLTT Seniors Housing at SAGE                                October 28 2013 


  • Welcome to Julian Daly and David Yuschco
2. Updates Outcome
Mission Statement A work in progress
York U senior services results Health Care Access Project done in two stages 1) LGBTQ community members receive health cares services 2) Providers of services. The survey creator is out of the country until end of November. Eric will follow up.  They completed a survey about people receiving care in the Toronto region…a multi prong snowball approach to reach anyone they could.
Local Seniors Centre Policies Eric polled three centers for their policies. Greater Edmonton, Norwood and ???.  No information was available.  Anticipate that either there were no policies or people were too embarrassed to share
Ottawa Senior Pride



Ottawa Senior Pride Network funded by United Way to promote services.  The focus is on one centre to combine both service perspective and community perspective. Three programs – Seniors Helping Seniors, Social Spaces and End of Life Care. Larry has written for more information.
3. Affiliations
Pride Centre Sherry is trying to make contact
Womanspace New board in place Oct 17.  Initial contact email sent. Jan to follow up.
Sage Michael has met with the Executive Director.  Sage has done this type of arrangement in the past with Sage acting as the funding agency.  Sage board approval not required. A Memorandum of Understanding is not required unless we desire it.
4. Needs Assessment
Template Sherry created and distributed a template for the funding application.
Essay Eric distributed two excerpts from papers on 1) Service to Gay Males and 2) Peer Bullying by the Elderly
Julian will explore international options.
Jerry will follow up on World Pride Conference in Toronto in 2014
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council: Funded by the City to pull together and coordinate other various senior’s options.  Focusing on the gaps in service.

Sub committees with money have been formed.  Looking for applications from groups moving in new directions.  Sounds positive for our needs assessment initiative.  May be a $20K cap. Meeting next week. Michael will follow up with detail.

Greater Edmonton Seniors may be another option, as well as United Way who funded the Ottawa group.


  1. General Discussion:
  • Drafts of funding application to be sent to Sherry by Monday Nov 18 for master editing.
  • Scope of target group very large eg: colour, deaf, poverty, homeless, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. Our mission statement is very broad.
  • Focus on smaller scope at the beginning, what the funding will allow.
  • Aging issues rather than medical issues.
  • Strength based approach.
  • Options would be desirable
  • Little house parties for survey work have worked in the past.


Mission Statement: to be revised based on discussion Michael
York U – obtain survey information when author returns from vacation Eric
Ottawa Senior Pride Network – continue to pursue further information Larry
Explore international options Julian
World Pride Conference in Toronto in 2014 Jerry
Pride Centre potential affiliation Sherry
Womonspace potential affiliation Sherry/Jan
Prepare notes from meeting Jan
Prepare group contact list Sherry
Draft Budget Section of funding application by Nov 18. Julian
Draft Background Section of funding application by Nov 18 (if possible). Eric/Thaya
Draft Introduction Section of funding application by Nov 18. Larry
Draft Description of Project Section of funding application by Nov 18. Michael
Master Edit the funding application for review at next meeting Sherry


  • Next Meeting    November 25, 2013 (Monday). – Larry sends regrets.

Notes prepared by Sherry McKibben