SKIP stands for Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs. Our School Visitation program brings together students of all ages with nursing/retirement home seniors. Whether you’re a public school educator, a nursing home manager or an interested volunteer, we encourage your participation! Please contact us with your questions, suggestions and requests. Together we can build a strong program and bridge the gap between young and old.
“They just become these polite gentle souls that just want to chat with them and want to put a smile on their face and want to get to know them. It’s really rewarding to see that.”
Nicole Miedema — Teacher Agnes Hodge School — Brantford
“I have social anxiety and it’s difficult for me to talk to others but it really made me feel comfortable to talk to someone who shared the same interests.”
When students become SKIP Ambassadors for their classrooms, they take on this role in a very serious and responsible manner. SKIP (Senior and Kids Intergenerational Programs), has been running for over 10 years now and has become quite a valuable and rewarding experience for students and residents in retirement homes and long-term facilities locally, and in the surrounding area.
Are you 50+ and interested in sharing your experiences with the younger generation over food and fellowship? SKIP has partnered with two local neighbourhood associations and the City Of Brantford Parks & Recreation to offer monthly events that [...]
Walter Gretzky will be our honorary Race Marshal at the starting line of Brantford BURST 2017. Father of ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, the elder Gretzky is well known for his dedication to helping many local, provincial, and national charities. We're thrilled to have Walter kickoff Brantford's first ever run.
For over 50 years Zig Misiak has developed personal relationships within the First/Native Nations and Métis communities. He has studied and learned much about their history and provides curriculum on First Nations studies to [...]