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CANADA | Nov 23, 2023

[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 government source has told CBC News.New measures will include $15 billion for 10-year loans for new renta


New navigation centre to support people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver

The Province and City of Vancouver are partnering to launch B.C.’s first-ever “navigation” centre to help people who are experiencing long-term homelessness and require supports. Quick Facts:

Volunteer Engagement during COVID-19: The Wellness Centre’s Story in Hard-hit Quebec City

 The community Wellness Centre in Quebec City adapted to the COVID-19 crisis and held onto volunteers, despite the challenges that the pandemic as brought. This article, from Volunteer Vibe, highligh

AGE-WELL invests over $10 million in 22 new research projects

AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) is pleased to announce funding for 22 new research projects that leverage techno

Earthwise’s Garden Buddies cultivates lasting friendships

Earthwise Garden Buddies is a gardening together program that reaches out to seniors who live at home and would like to continue gardening for health and enjoyment. Volunteers are paired up with senio

Postcards from kids in Aldergrove to uplift isolated seniors amidst COVID

United Way Lower Mainland (UWLM) has launched an Intergenerational Postcard Club this August, where handwritten correspondence will be the main mode of communication and kids are matched with older pe

Affordable Seniors' Housing vacancies available at Vancouver Abbeyfield House

Affordable Seniors' Housing vacancies available: If you are finding managing your own home more than you can manage or would enjoy the companionship of others and support of having meals provided, th

'The Decade of Healthy Ageing' has been adopted by the 73rd World Health Assembly

On 3 August 2020, following the 146th WHO Executive Board's recommendation made in February 2020, the 73rd World Health Assembly have adopted the proposal for a Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) 

Consulate General of France in Vancouver acknowledges the work of the West End Seniors’ Network

On July 13, Consul General, Philippe Sutter, handed French products gift-bags to the members of Vancouver’s West End Seniors’ Network for their increased work during COVID-19, in particular the m

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the pressures faced by women caregivers

At this point, it is obvious that COVID-19 has affected all of us at a personal, societal and global level. Although some normalcy has been restored with the resumption of pre-COVID routines — such


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