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Queen's Community Connections Program

Fostering intergenerational connections and helping to reduce social isolation through friendly phone calls.

Through the simple act of a friendly phone call, Queen’s students and recent graduates are making a difference in the well-being of senior alumni and forging meaningful new relationships within the Queen’s community.

In Spring 2020, we launched the Queen’s Community Connections Project (QCCP) in partnership with elder law expert, and CEO of CanAge Laura Tamblyn Watts, Artsci’94 in response to the early and widespread COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. This award-winning program has been connecting Queen’s students and recent graduates with senior alumni to combat social isolation.

Volunteers are carefully matched with senior alumni who share similar interests, degrees, or extracurricular activities. With the support of Alumni staff, volunteers set up regular calling schedules with their alumni partners.

If you have any questions about this program or would like to learn more, please contact,
Nicole Lynch, Regional Strategy Coordinator,

Volunteer as a student/recent graduate caller

Request to be called by one of our volunteers

  • If you are an alumna/us who would like to be paired with one of our volunteers and receive regular calls, build new friendships, and stay abreast of the current state of Queen’s, let us know by completing the alumni sign-up and referral form.