The Age-Friendly Initiative: Visiting Russell

May 23, 2009 | Government News

Dialogue on Older Workers in Manitoba

Manitoban businesses are in the midst of a workforce crisis. Their workers are growing older. It is increasingly difficult to recruit knowledgeable and experienced employees. Given these challenges, firms, governments and communities are turning to older workers to get them to remain in the workforce or help them return.

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC) and the Manitoba Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat have entered into an agreement to establish a partnership regarding the Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative.

Over the coming months, MCC is undertaking a “dialogue” with business, older workers and Manitoba communities across the province. One goal is to engage Manitoba businesses in the task of making Manitoba and its communities more age-friendly.

On May 14, 2009 the MCC took the Age-Friendly Initiative to Russell. See videos of the MCC bringing surveys to the community and explaining the initiative:

Filling Out Surveys, Speaking to Businesses ย 

Explaining the Initiative Part 1ย 

Explaining the Initiative Part 2


You can help us make a difference. We need your input whether you are an older worker, a Manitoba business, or a community leader or organization. Go to our Internet site now and complete one of the surveys.

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