Education and Events

Goals

  • To educate and inform members of the community concerning subjects relevant to seniors
  • To focus on issues that promote the COA’s commitment to building an Age-Friendly Ottawa that maximizes opportunities for healthy and active aging
  • To contribute to raising the profile of the COA within the community and to increase interest and awareness of issues of concern related to seniors

Priorities

  • To formalize the establishment of an education coalition with other seniors / retiree organizations with the purpose of expanding our collaborative reach to the wider community
  • To hold educational sessions in both the east and west ends of the city which will compliment the sessions held at the COA office on Kilborn
  • To pilot CafeNet in English – previously launched in French in the fall of 2015
  • To continue to provide an educational and informative Lunch & Learn Program open to members and the general public
  • To continue to host university level Lifelong Learning lectures in partnership with Carleton University.

Key Accomplishments

  • Initial steps toward the establishment of an education coalition with other seniors / retiree organizations with the purpose of expanding our collaborative reach to the wider community
  • Establishment of a separate Volunteer Circle to provide added support to all COA events
  • Support the Spirituality Conference Sub-Committee – now in its seventh year – toward its establishment as a separate committee
  • Ongoing provision of high quality Lunch & Learn educational series
  • Ongoing provision of stimulating Lifelong Learning series provided by Carleton University professors
  • Annual special events in recognition of International Woman’s Day and Seniors Day

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Sub-Committees

  • Spirituality Conference Sub-Committee
  • Education Coalition Sub-Committee

Committee Membership

The Education & Events Committee is chaired by a COA Board Member and includes representation from:

  • seniors
  • professionals
  • other community members

The Spirituality Conference Sub-Committee is chaired by a COA Board Member and includes representation from:

  • The Archdiocese of Ottawa
  • The Interfaith Network
  • The Islam Care Centre
  • Help Age Canada

The Education Coalition Sub-Committee membership includes representation from:

  • the COA
  • CARP
  • the Retired Teachers of Ontario
  • the National Association of Federal Retirees