Lunch and Learn Header Graphic


Apr 09 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Register Here

Lunch & Learn: Supporting Edmonton’s Seniors During a Pandemic: Reflections from Community-Serving Organizations

Join us in our series of free lunchtime talks about social issues and learn about diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants!

When: Friday, April 9, 2021, at 12 PM
Where: Online via Zoom (register here to secure your spot)

Jas Chana, Director of Engagement and Community Initiatives, Ministry of Seniors and Housing, Government of Alberta
Sheila Hallett, Executive Director, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
Beth Mansell, Strategic Initiatives Manager, SAGE Seniors Association
Evelyn Mansell, Program Manager, Drive Happiness
Cathy McLean, Executive Director of S.C.O.N.A. Seniors Centre

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, seniors and those with underlying health conditions were identified as most at-risk when it came to health outcomes and mortality. As a result of this public health emergency, a Coordinated Pandemic Response Model was set up between the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council, SAGE Seniors Association, and the City of Edmonton to coordinate with several seniors-serving organizations on providing supports to this vulnerable population during these unprecedented times. For this event, we’ll hear about the initiatives that were undertaken over the past year, reflect on lessons learned, and what work needs to be done going forward as vaccinations against the virus are being rolled out across Canada and around the world.

Subscribe to our email and newsletters and don’t miss announcements on future Lunch and Learns, notices of new publications, upcoming events, and ESPC announcements. Subscribe today (click here)

The strength of our voice is dependent on the support of people and organizations concerned about social issues; people like you! The Edmonton Social Planning Council is a non-profit registered charity that is funded by personal donations, memberships, and project funders. If you would like to be more involved, please consider a membershipdonation or becoming a volunteer.


Zoom (Click on Register)
Edmonton Social Planning Council


Edmonton Social Planning Council
QR Code

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 09 2021
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our Team


Please click on an individual team member name for more information and to contact them directly. Click here for the general contact form.

Susan Morrissey

Susan Morrissey

Executive Director

Jenn Rossiter

Jenn Rossiter

Research Services and Capacity Building Coordinator

Rowan El-Bialy

Rowan El-Bialy

Strategic Research Coordinator

Sydney Sheloff

Sydney Sheloff

Research Officer

Brett Lambert

Brett Lambert

Community Engagement Coordinator

Justine Basilan

Justine Basilan

Executive Assistant


Latest Blog Post:

Social Well-Being Tracker


Our social well-being indicators are based on social determinants of health. These indicators are the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities.

Digital Resources

Latest Upload:

Contact Info


10544 – 106 Street NW, Suite 200 (Bassani Building)
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2X6



Follow On

Go to the Staff directory: Click Here

Share This