Communications workshop

Reframing our views on aging

January 23, 2019
*Registration will open at 9:00 am
Holiday Inn Winnipeg South —Frontier II Ballroom
1330 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg

Join the Centre on Aging as they host two workshops on January 23.

If you missed our communications workshop at this year’s Spring Research Symposium in May, we will be hosting this workshop once again. The morning workshop will focus on providing sound information and practical solutions for how to communicate effectively about aging-related issues. This is a great opportunity to make connections with community members or staff at senior serving organizations.

The afternoon workshop session will strategize on how to combat ageism in Manitoba.

The Workshops are free to attend, but pre-registration is required by January 17, 2019. A light lunch will be available for participants.

Workshop schedules

9:00 am Registration opens
9:30–10:30 am    Workshop #1: Reframing our views on aging
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00–3:30 pm Workshop #2: Strategizing on how to combat ageism in Manitoba

How to register for the workshops

*Note: Registrants must have an email address to register. If you do not have an email address, contact our office at 204-474-8754.

About the workshops

Ageism is rampant across the world and has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a major issue facing older adults. For older adults to be fully valued by society and hence included socially, ageism needs to be overcome. Unfortunately, many ways that are currently used to communicate about aging might unknowingly have negative effects. Based on public opinion research and empirical testing, the FrameWorks Institute has developed a new toolkit for communicating about aging.

The afternoon session will be an opportunity for participants to identify and discuss situations where ageism exists. Participants will work in groups to strategize how to combat ageism in Manitoba.

Who should attend

Anyone who communicates about aging or is concerned about ageism, including: staff and board members of organizations related to older people (e.g., seniors centres, advocacy and programming organizations, age-friendly community committees, etc.), government and regional health authority staff, media, teachers, students, researchers, and older people.

Hotel parking details

Parking is available for guests of the Holiday Inn. Workshop participants must park in the designated hotel parking areas. Participants who park in the city lot next to the Holiday Inn, will need to pay for parking in this area.  

Visit the hotel's Web site for parking information and driving directions.

Centre on Aging will host two workshops on January 23 focusing on communicating on aging and to discuss ageism in Manitoba 


The University of Manitoba is committed to achieving accessibility for those disabled by barriers. Please contact the Centre by email at or call 204-474-8754 in advance if you require any accessibility accommodations to participate.