Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors (PEGASIS)

Connecting seniors to reduce isolation

PEGASIS is a collaborative of senior-serving agencies in Edmonton developing new ways of supporting seniors to reduce social isolation and creating a community where seniors feel more valued and respected, and where their safety and well-being is actively supported.

By addressing a range of factors that may lead to social isolation, including lack of transportation, poor language skills, and low income, PEGASIS will encourage and promote healthy connections and build networks among seniors, caregivers, and communities. Learn more about the PEGASIS projects.

Coordination of PEGASIS

The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council serves as a backbone for the PEGASIS collaborative by engaging community stakeholders and providing coordination and evaluation support to the initiative.

Contact Information

For more information about PEGASIS, contact Tim Henderson, Project Manager at tim@seniorscouncil.net

Job Opportunities

Short Term (Three Month) Communications Contractor
The Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors (PEGASIS), represented by the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC) Backbone Project, is currently accepting proposals to complete communications tasks which include the following: 

  • Build a website using a publically-available free/low cost content management system (e.g. WordPress, Weebly, Wix, Google Sites, etc.) and work with partners to develop website structure and content
  • Develop a tri-fold colour brochure including content development and design
  • Develop a set of display banners including content development and design
  • Compile a directory of media outlets, contacts and requirements
  • Develop audience-specific materials

The projects must be substantially completed and all invoices closed by March 31, 2017. Review the Request for Proposals for details, proposal guidelines and application instructions. Proposals will be accepted by email until 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program