A One Day Conference

On LGBTQ Issues

Around Aging

Looked at issues ranging from isolation to concerns such as aging with HIV.




This conference was open to everone in Ontario with an interest in LGBTQ aging issues. Whether as an LGBTQ community member, a health care provider, government official, student or a senior. 

'Gen Silent'

A film by Stu Maddux,

(Mr. Maddux joined us from San Francisco via Skype after the film for audience Q&A) 

Click Here to view a clip of 'Gen Silent'




Master of Ceremonies

Pearse Murray, On-Air Host PROUD-FM


Held on

October 29th, 2010

at Carruther's Creek Golf and Country Club

Ajax, Ontario



 Senior Conference Agenda

8:00 a.m. doors open

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast and Welcome

9:00 – 10:00 Film “Gen Silent”

10:00 – 10:30 Discussion

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Devan Nambiar/RHO  “LBGTQ Senior workshop” – The workshop will provide an overview of LGBTQ history,  language/terminology, the impact of criminalization and oppression and health disparities affecting  senior LGBTQ. Audience will learn how to provide culturally competent care for LGBTQ senior including racialized LGBTQ seniors.  The workshop is a combination of didactic and interactive case scenarios. 

12:00-1:00 Lunch

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Learn Panel (Dwight, Shoshana, Will and Verna)

1:30-2:30 Dick Moore – ‘Long-Term Care Manual’

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45- 3:00 Presentation by Urban Home (Maison Urbaine) from Montreal - http://www.urban-home.ca/ .  Urban Home is hoping to bring their concept to Toronto.

3:00 – 3:30 Deb Stinson – ‘Intersection of Oppressions’ looking at the multiple layers of oppression (poz, race, trans, etc.) faced by an aging LGBTQ population.

3:30 – 3:45 Jai Mills from Central East LHIN’s  talks about Aging At Home Program and the CELHIN’s Culture, Diversity and Equity Report.

3:45 –  4:00 Aakilah Ade and Kimberley Covey from Joie de Vie Retirement Residence Ltd. – LGBTQ friendly residence in Pickering

4:00 - 4:30 Discussion


For More Information



or by Mail:

Senior Conference

c/o ACDR

202-22 King Street West

Oshawa, ON L1H 1A3



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Mark Hammann, AIDS Committee of Durham Region opening conference. 

 Stu Maddux, producer/director of 'Gen Silent' via Skype at conference.

 Devan Nambiar, Rainbow Health Ontario during his LGBTQ Senior Workshop

During one of the 'question periods'. 

103 PROUD-FM On Air Host, Pearse Murray 

Lunch & Learn Panelists 

Dick Moore, former Director of the Seniors program at The 519 Community Centre in Toronto.   Dick is shown during his presentation on his "Long-term care Tool Kit". 

Deb Stinson 'Layering of Oppressions' 

Jai Mills, Central East Local Integrated Health Network (LHIN)  

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