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CANADA | Jun 02, 2023
[Impact Story] GrandPals Program Spotlight
Program SpotlightFrom Pen to HeartA big thank you to Baycrest for writing and sharing this story. Since February 13, 2023 GrandPals living at Baycrest’s long term care home have been connecting with two Grade 5 classes at St. Margaret Catholic Elementary School. The GrandPals Program began with biREAD MORE
Caregiving in Canada: As population ages, one-in-four Canadians over 30 are looking after loved ones
Three years ago, Canada quietly crossed a critical demographic threshold. For the first time, there were officially more seniors – those 65 and over –than children –those 14 and under –in the
Home Support…We Can Do Better
In a comprehensive report released June 17th titled Home Support…We Can Do Better, BC Seniors' Advocate Isobel Mackenzie examines the public home support program, which is a lifeline for many senior
A Portrait of social isolation and loneliness in Canada today
June 17, 2019 – A wide-ranging new study from the nonprofit Angus Reid Institute, conducted in partnership with Cardus, explores the quality and quantity of human connection in the lives of Canadian
Seniors and Aging Statistics Portal
Statistics Canada has launched a Seniors and Aging Statistics Portal. Check it out here.
United Way Lower Mainland Celebrates BC Seniors’ Week!
Throughout BC Seniors’ Week (June 2-8, 2019), United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) is celebrating the older adults of our province by profiling seniors who have been impacted by Community-Based S
Celebrating Family Caregiver Week in BC, May 5-11
Across Canada, organizations are celebrating the vital role of friend and family caregivers to care recipients, our communities, and our economy. Are you #CaregiverAware2019? There are over 1 million
New Data Release: Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution, 2007 to 2017
Economic activity in the non-profit sector totalled $169.2 billion in 2017, representing 8.5% of Canada's gross domestic product (GDP). Community non-profit institutions accounted for 16.4% of the
RISE (Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere) campaign - Sunday, Mar. 10th
Daylight saving time starts March 10. It is also RISE Sunday, a key moment of the Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere (RISE) campaign. On that day, please connect with a senior who may be socially isola
New Survey - Accessibility: A source of future anxiety and a significant consideration for Canadian consumers today
January 22, 2019 – As Canada’s population grows older, millions of Canadians find themselves worrying about decreased mobility, vision and hearing and the impact it may have on their own lives or