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CANADA | May 23, 2024

Call for Lived Experiences: WHO Commission on Social Connection (Deadline: May 31, 2024)

The WHO Commission on Social Connection is looking for individuals who have experienced social isolation and loneliness to share their stories, insights, and advice.Commissioners are committed to lived experience being central to the process and products of the Commission. Your personal perspective

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[Article] It’s time to move forward!

Click HERE to learn moreAsk Margaret Gillis why a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons is necessary in Canada, she will rhyme off a handful of reasons right off the top of her head

[News] When nonprofit staff are paid so low they qualify for their org’s services

A while ago, at the request of some colleagues, I talked about “Nonprofit Math” and created a little video that went viral. One of the examples I brought up was “paying your staff so little tha

[News] Social prescribing: giving a name to whole-person care

Dr. Dominik Nowak outlines how the Centre for Effective Practice and other resources can help clinicians connect patients to non-clinical services and programs.

[News] More than half of Alberta non-profits can’t find skilled staff: report

Employees at 28 per cent of Canadian non-profits work additional hours, taking on work previously done by volunteers

[News] Why you should stop complimenting people for being 'resilient'

This comic about resilience is written and illustrated by Connie Hanzhang Jin, is inspired by a Life Kit episode featuring Lourdes Dolores Follins and hosted by TK Dutes.

[News] 'A dream': New affordable rentals opening for senior artists in New Westminster

Click HERE to read the full articleIt's a creative housing idea for local artists.New affordable rental units are opening for seniors who devoted their lives to the performing arts. Senior artists lik

[News] Pet project: animal companionship important for B.C.’s older adults

Click HERE to read the full articleAs people enter their golden years, it can be as good a time as any to add companionship in life in the form of a furry friend.Maybe you are still agile and active,

[News] North Shore Seniors' Health Expo returns with valuable insights and support for aging

Click HERE to read the full articleThe North Shore Seniors' Health Expo, presented by Hero Home Care, is set to transform the West Vancouver Community Centre and Seniors' Activity Centre into a compr

[News] Maple Ridge senior keeping music alive with his luthier skills

Hundreds of people looking for a good bargain came down to the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre on May 4 for the community garage sale event.More than 20 tables worth of stuff filled the event room

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