This article is a fictional news report from 2023, describing how a particular borough in Montreal became a model intergenerational community. The intent is to illuminate the possibilities and multiple benefit of IG community connections.
NGOs and community groups – in the constant search for funding – write proposals which require ‘clear measurable outcomes’. This demand often limits and inhibits support for exploration and genuine social innovation. The challenge is even more complex in seeking collaboration among organizations.
Part of the answer to create a vision of what could be, to awaken an awareness of the potential and benefits of the proposal. That is the intent behind the ‘faux news’ article datelined 2023. Set in a real borough of Montreal, it is an effort to illustrate what an intergenerational community could be, and what it might take to get there.
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