Getting Involved

The Key to This Program

At the core of our intergenerational practice is the goal of building meaningful relationships between the young and the old. Our Intergenerational Programs are where meaningful interactions and “playtime” are commonplace. It is key that the relationships are organic in nature and supported by the staff and educators. Together, children and older adults will decide on how they wish to spend their time.

Some grand-friends will be directly involved with the children while others will be a support to the Educators or the Cook. Some children will snuggle with a grand-friend to be read a story, while others will greet the regular visitor by name and perhaps show them a picture they’ve made.  

Older woman holding toddler's hand walking on road.

Intergenerational Programming Benefits Everyone Involved!

Participating in the Program

Engaging in our Intergenerational Child Care Centres offers our participants an opportunity to express their interests, share their knowledge, skills and experiences, and remain actively engaged in their local community.

  • Housekeeping
  • Gardening
  • One-on-one interactions
  • Drawing/ Arts and crafts
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Carpentry/ Practicing with tools
  • Storytelling/ Reading
  • Music
  • Dance/ yoga/ exercises
  • Outdoor activities
  • Preparing collage materials
  • Collecting loose parts
  • Dramatic play
  • Knitting/ crocheting/ sewing
  • and much more
Elderly woman sitting in chair holding a baby.
Educator in forest with a little girl.
Storytime activity with children.
Young boy painting with elderly woman.

Interested in Getting Involved?

Our Locations

Mooney’s Bay Intergenerational Early Learning Centre

2826 Springland Dr, Ottawa, K1V 6M4

Intergenerational learning centre front view.

Capital Child Care Centre

1230 Bank Street, Ottawa, K1S 3Y3

Child care centre backyard. Playground view.