Pre-Conference Workshop - Grey Matters 2016

Grey Matters 2016

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The Pre-Conference Workshop is sponsored by the Insurance Bureau of Canada and presented by the Medically At-Risk Driver Centre (MARD), University of Alberta

Monday, September 19, 2016, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre

Registration 1:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

An Interactive Workshop on Implementing/Enhancing Transportation for Seniors in Your Community


Facilitators and Presenters:

Atkins, Jeremy - Government of Alberta, Carrier Services

Buzik, Bernie, BEd - Wainwright and District Handivan Association

Dahms, Russ, BA - Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

Dobbs, Bonnie, PhD - MARD, University of Alberta

Mack, Heather - Insurance Bureau of Canada

Pidborochynski, Tara, MSc - MARD, University of Alberta

Visram, Farah, BA BEd - MARD, University of Alberta

Wortman, Frits, CIP - Insurance Bureau of Canada

Yanitski, Chris, BSc - Government Alberta, Vehicles

Transportation is important to the health and well-being of seniors.  As Alberta’s population ages, the need for transportation services outside of traditional modes of transportation (e.g., private vehicles and/or public transportation) will increase.  This 3.5 hour interactive workshop is designed to provide attendees in rural and urban Alberta with information and resources for the successful development and implementation of sustainable, responsive models of Alternate Transportation for Seniors (ATS) in their communities.  Following an overview of the Transportation Toolkit, attendees will rotate through a series of six interactive Information Hubs on Insurance Requirements and Challenges; Vehicle Safety and Standards and Carrier Services; Funding Sources, Grant Applications, and Community Engagement; Organizational Structure – What should we be? Differences between For-Profit, Non-Profit, and Charitable Status; Senior Sensitivity Training; and Regional Collaboration.  Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions and converse with experts in each of the six Hubs.  Attendees also will have the opportunity to network with others, to share their learnings, and become members of a newly established ATS Community of Practice.

Fee $20.00


This session is limited to two individuals from one agency or organization.