We are privileged to be able to give a voice to socially isolated seniors through Little Brothers’ education and awareness initiatives.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: VISÂGES ET TÉMOIGNÂGES
Celebrating the beauty of life and aging is part of our DNA. Working with photographer Christine Bourgier, we put together a travelling photography exhibition entitled VisÂges et TémoignÂges to capture the many faces of old age in a compelling way. A number of our Elder Friends “struck a pose” for the cause, as did several well-known personalities, including Béatrice Picard, Janine Sutto, Marguerite Lescop, Jean Coutu and Claude Béland.
The work we do here at Little Brothers is a direct way of fighting social isolation among our elderly population, but we need to achieve more from a prevention perspective by raising public awareness and rallying widespread support. By drawing attention to their beautiful faces and heartwarming accounts, we hope to provoke thought and stimulate dialogue – and ultimately put an end to the exclusion of our elders in society.
The exhibition has received a warm reception at its various stops throughout the province. Between October 1 and 10, 2013, in connection with the International Day of Older Persons, VisÂges et TémoignÂges was on display at La Grande-Place in Complexe Desjardins, visited by more than 30,000 people every day. It has since crisscrossed Quebec, touching countless hearts and minds in communities where our local teams operate.
VisÂges et TémoignÂges is a tribute to philanthropist, businessman and photographer Paul E. Jean (1937–2009), with the cooperation of Fonds PRÉSÂGES (an initiative of Fondation Berthiaume-du Tremblay), Le Groupe Maurice and Employment and Social Development Canada / Service Canada, in conjunction with the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
TRADE SHOWS AND FORUMS
We also take part in various trade shows, forums and other events where we can connect with the public and raise awareness about the work we do at Little Brothers.