CHAM

Coalition for Healthy Aging in Manitoba

Coalition for Healthy Aging in Manitoba (CHAM) began as a standalone coalition in 2016 to champion the vision outlined in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health; a vision that includes: creating age-friendly environments; better aligning health and long term care systems to the needs of older people; and, improving monitoring, measurement and research on healthy aging. The WHO recognizes the wisdom of older people and encourages their voice and active participation in realizing the vision outlined in their Global Strategy.

For a variety reasons, it became apparent that the Coalition needed a home organization for its support and long-term viability. In December 2017, it was decided that CHAM would become an official committee of the Centre on Aging, at the University of Manitoba.

Vision

Community and academic partners working together to promote collaboration and synergies that support Healthy Aging in Manitoba.

CHAM Lead Working Group membership

CHAM remains committed to its mandate for engaging key players in Manitoba, in support of the WHO vision. This includes the active participation of older Manitobans and the organizations they work with.

  • Michelle Porter, PhD (Chair)
  • Malcolm Doupe, PhD
  • Jim Hamilton
  • Connie Newman
  • Dave Schellenberg
  • Philip St. John, MD
  • Cornelia van Ineveld, MD

Upcoming events

CHAM workshops

Half day workshops will take place in

  • Gimli on May 31, 2018 | 1:00–3:30 pm at the Gimli New Horizons 55+ Activity Centre
    *Registration will open at 12:30 pm; Submit lunch RSVP by May 24, 2018  
  • Winkler on September 13, 2018 | 1:00–3:30 pm at the Winkler Senior Centre 
    *Registration will open at 12:30 pm; Submit lunch RSVP by September 6, 2018.
  • Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes on October 1, 2018 | 1:00–3:30 pm at the Club D’Age D’Or 
    *Registration will open at 12:30 pm; Submit lunch RSVP by September 24, 2018

The Healthy Aging Workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required one week prior to the Workshop event. 
*Note: A light lunch will be provided to participants before the workshop.

Workshop registration information

View Healthy Aging Workshop details
To register for the Healthy Aging Workshop,

  1. Registration for each Workshop will close one week prior to the event date.
  2. Download the Healthy Aging Workshop 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 coaman@umanitoba.ca or send by mail to
    Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba
    338 Isbister Building
    Winnipeg MB  R3T 2N2

Past CHAM events

Brandon Symposium Workshop 2016

CHAM activities

Submission for the Advancing inclusion and quality of life for seniors

Report submitted to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

 UPCOMING CHAM EVENTS

CHAM Workshops:

  • May 31, 2018 | 1:00–3:30 pm
  • September 13, 2018 | 1:00–3:30 pm
  • October 1, 2018 | 1:00–3:30 pm

Download the Healthy Aging Workshop registration form (fillable PDF)

Download the Healthy Aging Workshop poster

CHAM half day workshops will take place across Manitoba on May 31, September 13, and October 1