Are you over 55?
Looking for work or volunteer opportunities?
Let us help you “parlay” your skills, experience and interests into a new job or volunteer position. Check out these video interviews for helpful advice for anyone 55+ who is interested in working into retirement or looking for professional volunteer opportunities.
The Canadian Abilities Foundation has launched a curated program designed to support adults 55+ seeking employment and volunteer opportunities.
Parlay Interview: Caroline Tapp-McDougall featuring Joel Dembe
Canadian Paralympian and public speaker Joel Dembe is here with Caroline Tapp-McDougall, the Executive Director of the Canadian Abilities Foundation (CAF) and Editor-In-Chief of Abilities Magazine, to introduce PARLAY, a specially curated program designed to help seniors find employment and volunteer opportunities. Visit canadianabilities.org/parlay for more information.
Finding the right volunteer role
Looking to give back? Volunteering is a meaningful way to spend your free time.
Parlay Interview: Mary Bart
Wondering what to do now that you’ve entered retirement? Volunteering is a great way to spend your time in a meaningful way. Mary Bart, the founder of Caregiving Matters shares ideas on finding the right volunteer role for you.
Volunteering during COVID-19
Linda Verzosa has been a long-time volunteer and in this interview she shares her volunteer experiences with older adults aged 55+ during the pandemic.
Parlay Interview: Linda Verzosa
Linda Verzosa has been a long time participant and TNO volunteer and Catholic Church volunteer under the Pastoral Care and Eucharistic Ministry. With a small group of volunteers, Linda organizes activities designed to improve and maintain physical well-being of the elderly and promote better quality of life and self fulfillment.
How to build your resume
Mark Patterson shares top-notch advice on building your resume if you’re 55 and over and looking for work.
Parlay Interview: Mark Patterson
Mark Patterson is the Executive Director of Magnet, an online platform that connects job seekers with opportunities and helps businesses grow. In this interview, he shares top-notch advice on building your resume for future opportunities.
Guiding the next generation
Jim Dow, a former airline pilot, talks to us about his return to work part time while sharing the joy and respect he experiences mentoring the next generation.
Parlay Interview: Jim Dow
Jim Dow, a former airline pilot, talks to us about retirement and his ultimate decision to get back in the air. For those of us feeling a little empty post-retirement, Jim offers his personal insight into returning back to the workforce to guide the next generation.
Here to remind us that age is just a number, Elaine Dembe shares her insight and advice on how to live meaningfully and take post-retirement life into your own hands.
Parlay Interview: Elaine Dembe
Here to remind us that age is just a number, Elaine Dembe is a chiropractor, wellness expert and life coach. Life doesn’t just stop with retirement and in this segment, Elaine shares her insight and advice on how to live meaningfully and take post-retirement life into your own hands.
Ableism, agism and the workforce
Award-winning journalist and university instructor Stephen Trumper discusses ableism and ageism, and offers tips for avoiding their pitfalls when pursuing employment.
Parlay Interview: Stephen Trumper
Stephen Trumper is a writer, editor and journalism instructor at Ryerson University. In this segment, Stephen and our host, Joel Dembe discuss ableism and ageism and how they negatively affect prospective employment opportunities.