RECAA is working on a project titled In Their Own Words: Volunteer Voices from Montreal’s Cultural Communities. We are interviewing elder volunteers from Montreal-based community organizations, including RECAA, to give them an opportunity to voice what they have learned from their longstanding commitment to their community organizations. These interviews are then paired with photographs, and made into a short video. Participating organizations include the Council for Black Ageing, the South Asian Women’s Community Centre, COPSI (Centre d’orientation paralégale et social pour immigrants), the Immigrant Workers Centre, and the Centre d’action socio-communautaire de Montréal. In Their Own Words is supported by a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program and a partnership grant with ACT (Ageing, Communications, Technologies)-Concordia.
This video features Jennifer Chew from the South Asia Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC).