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Planning with Pride

Coming this fall – a Rainbow Resource Centre production - Planning With Pride.

Join us November 1 – 3, 2022, for a three-day national virtual event that celebrates all aspects of the 2SLGBTQ+ older adult experience.

Planning With Pride convenes the leading research and latest resources to make them available to the audiences that need them most: 2SLGBTQ+ older adults, caregivers, community resource centres, frontline healthcare staff, and policymakers.

Day One – Plan will be a series of practical workshops about advanced care planning, knowing one's rights in healthcare, talking to one's doctor, and other relevant strategies.

Day Two – Live will cover topics that intersect queer identities with isolation, elder abuse, and dementia – mirrored with success stories of inclusive programming, affirming housing, and competent care for 2SLGBTQ+ seniors.

Day Three – Celebrate will end on notes of dying with dignity, the unique types of grief in the 2SLGBTQ+ community, reconciling spirituality and queer identities, and close with a "celebration of life," in the form of a panel discussion with community archivists and oral history projects collecting stories and artifacts, giving value to the lived experience of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.



Planning With Pride is designed to be an immersive learning experience about:

  • key issues facing 2SLGBTQ+ older adults entering the health system
  • practical workshops to inspire fulsome strategies
  • the latest research and practical applications
  • conversations with community leaders making a difference
  • success stories from Canadian groups working to ensure a safe future for queer seniors
  • a unique look at end-of-life and grief in the 2SLGBTQ+ community
  • projects that ensure the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ older adults live on.

There has never been a better time to talk about the issues that impact the health, wellness, care, and grief of 2SLGBTQ+ older adults and those who care for them.

  • 45 speakers
  • 30+ universities and organizations represented
  • 25+ breakout sessions
  • Roundtable discussions with 2SLGBTQ+ community leaders
  • Panel discussions about unique initiatives that support 2SLGBTQ+ older adults
  • Mindful movement sessions
  • A virtual Exhibit Hall packed with resources and connections
  • Knowledge sharing sessions
  • A national audience of 2SLGBTQ+ older adults and those who care for them
  • And so much more


For details about group viewings and low/no cost options for 2SLGBTQ+ seniors, contact:

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022 – Thursday, November 3, 2022
  • All day
  • Rainbow Resource Centre (Zoom / Online)
  • 170 Scott St, Winnipeg