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AFC Webinar – Unlocking Opportunities: Grants and Funding for Age-Friendly Communities

December 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Discover best practices for preparing grant applications and how to leverage data to support your case. Hear from individuals and organizations that have successfully secured grants for age-friendly community projects and learn from their experiences.

This webinar was presented by Raza Mirza, Director of National Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization at HelpAge Canada, Jayne Culbert, Age-Friendly Coordinator with the City of Peterborough, and Donna Lynn Clarke, Regional Development Advisor with the Ministry for Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Presenter Bio

Jayne Culbert

Age-Friendly Coordinator, City of Peterborough

Jayne Culbert has been the Age-friendly Coordinator with the City of Peterborough for almost five years. Age-friendly Peterborough aims to improve the quality of life of seniors in the greater Peterborough area. Jayne’s background is in adult education, recreation, community development, and healthy aging. She has worked with seniors since 1989 in roles such as Older Adult Coordinator with the City of Mississauga, Manager of Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network, and she developed the Peel Council on Aging. Jayne’s motto is Together We Can! as she is always building relationships and looking for partners to support the strategies in the Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan.

Raza Mirza

Raza M. Mirza, PhD received his MSc and doctorate degrees from the Graduate department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. His areas of expertise and teaching interests include research methods and evaluation, medical decision-making, the socio-behavioral determinants of health in persons aging with a chronic illness, aging-in-place, and factors such as social isolation and loneliness influencing late-life social, mental and physical well-being. He has been an invited speaker at national and international gerontology and geriatrics conferences, workshops and symposiums, and has consulted with various levels of government on diverse issues related to an aging population. Dr. Mirza is the Director of National Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization with HelpAge Canada, and Assistant Professor (Status) at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Institute for Life Course and Aging.

Donna Lynn Clarke

Donna Lynn Clarke is a Regional Development Advisor (RDA) for the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport with the Ontario Government. Donna Lynn also provides grant management services for other ministries, such as the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility. As a RDA working in Eastern Ontario, Donna Lynn provides capacity building support to not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and municipalities to help with all the components of a good grant application. This includes being clear on objectives, defining and measuring outcomes as well as creating a strong budget and ensuring marketing activities align with the objectives.

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