The Program GIFT in residence (for Goodwill against Intolerance For Togetherness) is addressed to the managers and staff members of private seniors’ residence (PSR) and aims to propose tools and activities to promote goodwill in PSR and to counter intolerance between residents.
The Program GIFT in residence comes from partnership research conducted by the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults in collaboration with Chartwell retirement residences, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, and the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation. This three-year research (2019-2022) was in part funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (890-2018-0057), the non-profit national research organization Mitacs, and the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation. This collaboration comes from the initiatives of Chartwell general managers located in Estrie, who approached the Chair because they were preoccupied with intolerant situations between residents (e.g., mockery, insults, bullying, exclusion, etc.). Committed to the residents’ well-being and quality of life, these general managers were wondering how to foster goodwill among residents. They wished to implement efficient solutions to counter intolerance between residents.
The training has a dynamic approach. It is interspersed with video clips and tests of some tools and activities proposed in the program. Through the training, the participants are welcomed to exchange their roles in the implementation of the program, as well as identify the limits and ways to ensure its continuation within the residence.
Visit the website of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults to obtain more information on the program and download it.