Continuing Education

We all know about our aging population; however what we fail to realize is that everyone is a resource with skills and knowledge that may be used in many ways – that is what the Silver Economy is about. We will be developing a format to provide individuals with the ability to explore ways to become involved as they transition to a new lifestyle. Some may want to work full or part time in an area different from what they did in the past. Others may want to sit on a board of an organization. Still others may want to tutor or be a coach. We will connect individual’s interests to the best opportunities through the network. As well, those wishing to share their knowledge will have an outlet to do so.  

Click this link to view the ‌SEEN Strategic Direction.

For our mission and goals, click the Seen Brochure.

Connecting the generations: the future of life with work

Come celebrate Intergenerational Day with a virtual seminar and discussion led by renowned author and futurist, Ayelet Baron!

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SEEN in the News

The Boom From Boomers: An Aging Population is Good Business

Read this on the Halifax Chamber of Commerce's Business Voice Magazine

Demand for continuing education from the 50-plus cohort is growing
But higher education institutions are still figuring out how to respond to the emerging ‘silver economy’

Read this on The Globe and Mail

The Longevity Economy: Generaing economic growth and new opportunites for Business

Read this on Oxford Economics

The Boomers are coming

Read this on University Affairs

Idea of retirement changing for East Coast's aging population

Read this on Global News

 Halifax Kick Off Event

Thank you to everyone who participated in the May 1st SEEN Kickoff Event and helped to make it such a great success.  The keynotes and panel discussion were informative and engaging. If you missed it, you can find videos of the keynote addresses below.


SEEN and the Ivany Report

In February 2014 the Province of Nova Scotia released the Report of the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy, commonly referred to as the “Ivany Report”.  Beginning its work in November of 2012, the Commission set out to:

  • Engage and mobile communities, local governments and business and labour leaders across the Province in public discussion and debate on the economic development opportunities and challenges facing the Province;
  • Raise awareness and deepen public understanding of the nature and scale of these opportunities and challenges;
  • Promote practical understandings of how growth in one or more regions of the Province generates opportunities for others;
  • Enhance understanding of the unique circumstances and opportunities for the different regions, economic sectors and cultural communities across the Province;
  • Develop advice to government, business and community leaders on new directions to realize economic growth across economic sectors in all regions of the Province.

As a result of the province-wide consultation, 19 goals were identified.  In June-July of 2014, Saint Mary’s University Division of Continuing Education, through its Silver Economy Engagement Network (SEEN) project, held discussions and a facilitated retreat at historic Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.  The purpose of this retreat was to discuss the role that SEEN and Nova Scotia’s population aged 50+ can play in achieving the 19 goals identified by the One Nova Scotia Commission.  This report summarizes the retreat discussion. 

Summary Report

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