Seniors Outreach Program


Seniors Outreach Program

Watch a video featuring the summer 2020 Beaurepaire group discussing an Alice Munro story via Zoom here.

Each year, the Thomas More Institute develops and delivers an original 18-week discussion course designed specifically for seniors. Led by volunteers trained in TMI’s approach to discussion, the course is offered on-site at various residences and seniors’ centres in the Greater Montreal area. The goal of the TMI’s Seniors Outreach Program is to foster socialization and intellectual reflection by creating a welcoming environment in which participating seniors can engage with selected readings and with one another. The past year presented us with a great challenge—one that was impressively overcome.
During the pandemic we were unable to meet in person and transferred our courses onto Zoom. After some initial teething problems, this format proved very successful. We hope
that, for the 2021-22 academic year we will once again be able to meet physically; however, it is our aim to offer online groups as well. As things progress, there may be changes to our schedules. Please consult our website for up-to-date information.

Each group has a maximum capacity of 14 participants.

Exploring Canada Through the Arts

What can we learn about our country by examining the arts? Through fine arts, performing arts, and literature, we will visit Canada from coast to coast to coast. We will endeavour to learn
more about Canada’s people—from the Indigenous population to the newly arrived—and the places we share. What do art and literature show us about the early relationship between Europeans and First Nations? What meanings are represented by the totem pole? How has storytelling contributed to our understanding of Canada? What role did French and English colonization play? How does music help to tell Canada’s story? How have newcomers contributed to the Canadian art world? In this 18-week course, we hope to open a new window onto Canada through its art and literature.

For more information, please contact Seniors Program Coordinator Jennifer MacGregor directly at jmacgregor@thomasmore.qc.ca or (514) 935-9585.


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