A collaboration with Seniors Action Quebec (SAQ)

During the summer of 2013 the ACM was asked to collaborate with the Senior’s Action Quebec organization to assist them in the development of their project “Celebrating Seniors” funded by New Horizons for Seniors.

In collaboration with SAQ, the ACM assisted the organization in setting up research questions, creating an action plan for deliverables of the first phase of their project, and training SAQ interviewers in the use of digital audio technologies. We were on hand with the SAQ for their recording sessions with nine community leaders in Montreal, all picked by members of the Seniors Action Quebec board. Dave Madden, PhD Communications, and Sophie Guérin, MA Media Studies, helped to develop a workshop on audio recording and interviewing. Sophie Guérin photographed the sessions and, with the help of Kim Sawchuk, scanned materials brought in by the participants. Kendra Besanger, MA Media Studies, and Antonia Hernandez, PhD Communications, worked on the production of a booklet that was presented at a public event on Nation Seniors Day – October 1st.

The seniors profiled by Seniors Action Quebec include: Geraldine Doucet, Ved Vorha, Daphne Nahmiash, Clarence Bayne, Harold Geernspon, Ura Greenbaum, Catherine Gilbert, Belva Thomas and Patricia Macgurnaghan.

A copy of the first phase of the project, including photography and podcasts produced with SAQ was launched on October 1 2013, in collaboration with Seniors Action Quebec.

SAQ project leader: Ruth Pelletier

SAQ interviewers: Gemma Raeburn-Baynes; Lyna Bouschel;

ACM/MML project director: Kim Sawchuk

ACM/MML team: David Madden, audio and audio workshop; Sophie Guérin, photography and scanning; Kendra Besanger, booklet layout., design and information management; Antonia Hernandez, layout and graphic design