meetings of the spn members

The Senior Pride Network Toronto has resumed meetings of the members after a period during which meetings and activities were suspended. SPN Toronto meetings of the members are generally held four times a year (quarterly). The next meeting of the members will be held virtually on Thursday, September 16, 2021 via Zoom.  A notice of the meeting and meeting invitation have been sent to all members.  

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND ADVOCACY

Because of the diversity of 2SLGBTTQI+ elders, seniors and older persons and their life experiences, The Senior Pride Network advocates on their behalf adopting an intersectional, anti-oppression and equity-seeking approach.  For more about the SPN's advocacy, please use the link below to  access The Senior Pride Network Advocacy Charter.  

Older 2SLGBTTQI+ Issues

2SLGBTTQI+ elders, seniors, and older persons face a number of issues that have impacted their lived experiences and may have affected their mental or physical health and their overall well-being. Gaining an understanding of those issues is critical to informing government, service providers and community organizations about how to provide appropriate policies, programs and services, and positive, caring environments for older 2SLGBTTQI+ people.  Our pamphlet, Getting to Know The Senior Pride Network  has more information. 
2SLGBTTQI+ seniors, COVID-19 and Ontario's Long-Term Care System
In October 2020, The Senior Pride Network Toronto and six other Ontario organizations made a written submission to Ontario's Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission that addressed, from the vantage point of what happened with COVID-19, the specific issues and concerns of 2SLGBTTQI+ seniors about the LTC system in Ontario and LTC homes generally.  It made recommendations to the Commission and the Ontario Government for improving the LTC system and ensuring that it is inclusive of and responsive to the needs and concerns of 2SLGBTTQI+ seniors who are residents of LTC.
Ontario Senior Pride Response to Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission Report
Ontario Senior Pride and The Senior Pride Network Toronto respond to the Commission's report and recommendations.

Older 2SLGBTTQI+ Resources

Our members have compiled a list of 2SLGBTTQI+ focused and 2SLGBTTQI+ friendly organizations and services, training resources, and research findings. We link to a wide variety of resources across the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, and the international 2SLGBTTQI+ community.

Visible, Vibrant & Victorious!

A virtual gathering to celebrate 2S-LGBTQ+ elders, seniors and older persons on International Day of Older Persons, October 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM.
Join us in celebrating 2S-LGBTQ+ elders, seniors and older persons on October 1, 2021 for International Day of Older Persons! Senior Pride Network Toronto and other members of Ontario Senior Pride are hosting Visible, Vibrant & Victorious, a two-hour celebration that will feature community activists, social programs, and much more! Pre-registration is required.  Once registered, the link to join the event at 2:00 PM on October 1st will be sent in an email prior to the event.