Communications workshop
Communications workshop  |  Healthy Aging workshop

Communications workshop: Reframing our views on aging

The Centre on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops across Manitoba to discuss how we can better present information on aging.

About the workshop

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 focus of the workshop will be on providing sound information and practical solutions for how to communicate effectively about aging-related issues.

Who should attend

Anyone who communicates about aging 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.

Workshop locations

If you are interested in taking part, the workshop dates will be scheduled as follows:

  • May 31, 2018 | Gimli
    9:30 am–12:00 pm 
    Gimli New Horizons 55+ Activity Centre
  • June 20, 2018 | Brandon
    11:00 am–2:30 pm 
    Park Avenue Activity Centre (Seniors for Seniors) 
  • September 13, 2018 | Winkler 
    9:30 am–12:00 pm 
    Winkler Senior Centre (located on the Main Floor of the Buhler Active Living Centre)
  • October 15, 2018 | Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes 
    172 Av Notre Dame
    9:30 am–12:00 pm
    Club D’Age D’Or

Note: A light lunch will be provided to participants after the workshop.
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Registration information

To register for the Communications workshop,:

  1. Registration for each Workshop will close one week prior to the event date.
  2. Download the Communications registration form and save it on your computer.
  3. Complete the registration form and save the file again.
  4. Return the form as an email attachment to or send by mail to
    Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba
    338 Isbister Building
    Winnipeg MB  R3T 2N2

Download the Communications registration form

Download the Healthy Aging Workshop registration form

Download the poster

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.

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