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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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[News] ‘A prescription for fun’: How social prescribing is aiming to connect vulnerable Canadians to their communities

The one-year pilot project is testing an approach known as “social prescribing” to improve the well-being and quality of life for vulnerable children. Imported from Britain, the idea originally sa

[News] 9-8-8 The Groundbreaking NEW three-digit service coming to Canada.

9-8-8The groundbreaking new three-digit service coming to Canada.People across Canada can call and text 9-8-8, a new three-digit service, for help when they need it most. The service offers trauma-in

[News] Join the Movement: Sign our 'IT'S TIME to Age With Rights' petition!

On December 10th, Human Rights Day, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) launched a petition - 'IT'S TIME to Age With Rights.' We are on a mission to rally support around the

[News] Canadian Dental Care Plan for Seniors

Seniors over 87 can apply to join federal dental plan starting next weekOTTAWA - The federal government unveiled some details Monday of a long-awaited plan to help uninsured Canadians afford dental ca

[Report] Housing Solutions Lab

The Housing Solutions Lab released their report from their recent open house engagement. The project focuses on creating a roadmap for solutions for older adults who are interested in housing option

[Report] Every Voice Counts: Long-Term Care Resident and Visitor Survey Results 2023

BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie has released results from the second provincewide survey of thousands of long-term care residents and their family members.The survey covered 297 publicly subsidiz

[News] Knowledge mobilization project aims to create dementia-inclusive communities

Click HERE to learn moreA team of researchers from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) are rolling out a knowledge mobilization (KM) project, which aims to creat

[News] Vancouver senior gets affordable housing at North Arm Co-op

The opening of a new housing co-op is always cause for celebration. One person is celebrating more than most.Last June, Olga Riabova was the first member to move into North Arm Housing Co-operative. L

[Article] Billions to be announced for housing construction in federal fiscal update, says source

The fall fiscal update, to be presented Tuesday by the federal finance minister, will include billions of dollars in loans and direct funding for the construction of affordable housing, a senior gover

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