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COALT (Community Older Adult Leadership Team) Committee Member

(Guelph (City of). Public Services, Guelph - Carden St - City Hall)

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Position ID: V-GUE2044 Last Modified: 09 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 10 Dec 2014
Opportunity Details
ContactWendy Kornelsen, Manager Senior Services, City of Guelph; Phone: 519-822-1260 ext 2684 * 519-823-1291; Fax: 519-823-8972; Email:
DutiesThis multi-stakeholder team will work according to the principles outlined in the Older Adult Strategy (OAS), to ensure that Guelph is a great place to live and age well. The COALT (Community Older Adult Leadership Team) Committee is responsible for the stewardship of the Older Adult Strategy Framework in Guelph. Stewardship responsibilities include: 
•Lead, uphold and advocate for the achievement of the vision and goal of the Older Adult Strategy through coordinating the prioritized implementation of the Strategies recommendations  
•Adhere to the COALT Terms of Reference 
•Ensure the voice of older adults is recognized  
•Gather evidence (through research and evaluation) to support making decisions and take timely action  
•set priorities and actions plans 
•Provide leadership to the implementation of the recommendations in the OAS 
•Influence others to contribute to the goals of the Older Adult Strategy vision  
•Guide and support the development of working groups 
•Engage directly in implementation activities  
•Refer and use the WHO (World Health Organization) age-friendly communities Global Network as a support tool  
•Attend meetings
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Benefits- Making a difference in your community  
- supporting older adults and helping to make Guelph an age-friendly city 
- volunteering with other older adults 
- meeting new friends
Ages55 year(s) and up
Suitable ForSeniors (55+)
Areas of InterestCommittees ; Research / Evaluation ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/Experience•Understanding of and respect of older adults  
•Effective communication skills.  
•Committed and able to give time to the Leadership Team  
•Committed to working together collectively with others  
•Residency and or employment in the City of Guelph  
•Experience with the start-up phase of a community initiative is an asset  
•knowledge of the WHO (World Health Organization) age-friendly communities is an asset
Commitment LengthStart January 2015  
Two year term  
Mandatory Meetings (approximately 12 meetings per year, but in year one, 5 meetings between January and March then less frequent throughout the year)  
Maximum of two consecutive terms  
In the first year, 25-50% of the team will serve for a one-year term
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours5 / Month
Dates and TimesMeetings as scheduled depending upon committees availability.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationEvergreen Seniors Community Centre and other locations as determined
Number of PositionsGuelph: 12 individual(s)
Application Deadline12 Dec 2014
Additional RequirementsThe committee is looking for representatives from the following areas: Older adult 55+, an organization serving older adults; volunteer organization for older adults; business serving older adults; caregiver; municipal employee 
Start DateOn or after 05 Jan 2015
Display Until30 Jan 2015
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Organization NameGuelph (City of). Public Services, Guelph - Carden St - City Hall
Office Phone519-822-1260
Address & Map
1 Carden St
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1
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