Connecting with Canadians
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging
CPRN, in concert with One World Inc., helped prepare Canada's contribution to the United Nations' Second World Assembly on Ageing, held in Madrid in May 2002. This project, funded by Health Canada and Human Resources Development Canada on behalf of a federal interdepartmental committee of 28 departments, used the public dialogue approach.
CPRN developed the engagement tools, methodology and analysis framework for a series of five dialogues with representatives of 35 Canadian NGOs to determine what was important to them in terms of aging.
As part of the project, CPRN prepared a background paper on issues related to aging. The project team assisted by an advisory committee, used this paper in developing a participant workbook for the dialogues with Canadian NGO representatives. The project team was guided by the methodology set out in CPRN's handbook, Public Dialogue: A Tool for Citizen Engagement.