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Camille J. Hannah, Provincial Cooridnator, Healthy Aging
United Way Healthy Aging recently launched the Navigation and Peer Support Program, a new initiative designed to help seniors and Elders across B.C. access support services. With funding provided from the Government of British Columbia, Healthy Aging will provide over $1.7M in grants, along with
Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is launching an open Call for Applications for the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS). The mandate of the ACCS is to engage in meaningful dialogue with the charitable sector, advance emerging issues related to charities, and to ensure the regulatory
Statistics Canada
Original article and associated charts available at: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/210430/dq210430d-eng.htm In 2019, non-profit organizations (NPOs)—serving households, businesses and governments—employed 2.5 million people, representing 12.8% of all jobs in Canada. The employment
The Current (CBC)
From The Current (CBC) for May 11, 2021 We take a look inside the growing movement of naturally occurring retirement communities, or NORCs. Christine McMillan, 91, tells us about how she started the Oasis Senior Supportive Living program in Kingston, Ont. And we speak with Catherine Donnelly
Margaret Coates, North Shore News
This article was published as an Older & Wiser column in the North Shore News on May 1, 2021: Over the last few months, Canada has been rolling out the vaccination program for its citizens across the country. In British Columbia, at last count, 1,500,430 first doses had been administered, while
CTAAN
The need for technology to connect older adults with family and friends came into sharper focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent collaboration between CTAAN the School District No. 57 (Prince George) and the University of Northern British Columbia gave elementary students the chance to think
BC Gov News
The Province, through BC Housing, has made a number of improvements to a program that helps seniors and people with permanent disabilities or diminished abilities with the cost of making adaptations to their homes for independent living. Previously known as the Home Adaptations for Independence
Daniel Pollak, Office of the Minister of Seniors
On April 8th, 2021, Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, took part in a virtual event with the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) for the official national launch of Healthy Aging CORE (Collaborative Online Resources and Education), funded by $250,000 from the Government of Canada. This online
Comparitech
The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted a number of online schemes. Coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19) is dominating the news and sending people across the globe into panic. Of course, it was only a matter of time before cybercriminals would find ways to take advantage of this global crisis. As
World Health Organization
The Global report on ageism outlines a framework for action to reduce ageism including specific recommendations for different actors (e.g. government, UN agencies, civil society organizations, private sector). It brings together the best available evidence on the nature and magnitude of ageism, its