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ENJOY our updated website content for the Futures Policy Forum.

Read about the importance of this two-year initiative. We seek to create a culture and community for change and advocacy. We want a future of healthy aging and quality of life for older Albertans!

Thanks to the leadership of Vivien Lai, Chairperson for the Future Policy Forum (FPF) Initiative. We appreciate the work of members of AAG’s Policy Committee, as well. The Futures Policy Forum Initiative involves:

  • Support from the Stakeholders Collaborative Committee (SCC). The SCC includes a cross-section of over 35 champions for change. This group represents older adults, community service and health care organizations, caregivers (paid and unpaid), educators, researchers, and government.
  • A FPF webinar series for broad-based learning with two parts:


a. Understanding the importance and benefits of system transformation.

April 6th: Transforming Continuing Care to a Culture of Healthy Living & Quality of Life—with leaders integral to the MNP report—including our own Vivien Lai!

May 4th: Transforming to Integrated Community-Based Services for Older Albertans—with speakers from Alberta, BC and the UK!

b. Five more sessions to address topics key for the transformation agenda.


Discussions are underway regarding a strategy for public and community engagement. This strategy involves a series of collaborative Think Tanks/Policy Demonstration Initiatives. We must engage in-depth exploration for the changes we need to see!

Financial sponsorships and volunteer efforts enhance AAG’s capacity to deliver change! Did you know the FPF logo was designed by AAG member, Haidong Liang, & staff at Westend Seniors Activity Centre?! We will be looking for more opportunities for AAG members to volunteer. We value all contributions to the plans for learning and co-creating the future!

Special thanks to Web Developer, Andrea Dunne. Her yeoman work will bring a fresh face and professional feel to AAG. Watch for a redesigned website in a month as Andrea develops our web content. Also, thanks to Andrea and Gail Kostiw, our new Communications Assistant. They have worked diligently to improve AAG mailing lists and resource files.


Register now for the second FPF webinar on May 6th! Please share broadly with your friends and colleagues!

–Submitted by Marlene Raasok, Vice Chair, FPF Committee, Spring 2022

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