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Yordanos Woldemariam, Bridgeable
Social prescribing is a means of connecting people to a range of community services and activities to improve their health and well-being.¹ These services vary based on each person’s needs and interests, and can include food subsidies, transportation, fitness classes, arts and culture engagement
Employment and Social Development Canada
The Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum(External link) (FPT Seniors Forum) has launched a consultation on ageism and is looking to better understand and address the negative impacts of ageism towards older adults in Canada. If you or someone you know has been
UN Decade of Healthy Ageing
The United Nations General Assembly declared today that everyone on the planet has a right to a healthy environment, a move backers say is an important step in countering the alarming decline of the natural world. In a resolution passed Thursday morning at UN headquarters in New York City, the
RBC Wealth Management
Younger Canadians are more philanthropic when it comes to estate planning and are more likely to give instructions on how their digital assets should be handled after their death according to a recent survey conducted by Ipsos for RBC Royal Trust, one of Canada's leading firms providing individuals
YWCA Canada
YWCA Canada, the nation's oldest and largest gender equity organization, announced the launch of Canada's first-ever National Emergency Survivor Support Fund, in partnership with 12 of its member associations across the country. The YWCA's fund provides women, gender-diverse people and their
Statistics Canada
Real gross domestic product declines Real gross domestic product (GDP) of non-profit institutions edged down 0.3% in the first quarter of 2022, the first quarterly decrease since the second quarter of 2020, when real GDP of non-profits fell 2.5% owing to the widespread shutdowns imposed to reduce
Statistics Canada
Trends in living arrangements reflect and influence socioeconomic conditions. Population growth and aging, urbanization, rising educational attainment, sustained immigration, rising ethnocultural diversity, and housing affordability have all contributed to shifts in the ways people live. In recent
Jean-François Perrault
Labour shortages are at critical levels and unfilled vacancies present a significant obstacle to current and future growth. The cost of these vacancies is enormous. Substantial increases in the workforce could add several percentage points to real Canadian output. Workers in their 50s and 60s
Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER)
In partnership with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is hosting a series of roundtable events with HR and Talent leaders from across Canada. Our goal is to better understand what employers need to effectively recruit, hire, and
Tim Harper
It had been the most contentious language in a bill the sector had been told would embrace the “spirit” of legislation – Bill S-216 – that had passed the Senate and was at second reading in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Philip Lawrence (Northumberland-Peterborough South), who sponsored Bill