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CANADA | Jul 03, 2024

[Research Study] Allies in Health - Health and Adult Development lab UBC

In the Allies in Health study, we are aiming to better understand how groups of individuals and their study partner (referred to as dyads) navigate their everyday activities and how dyad members shape each other’s health. Through this study, we hope to learn about how study partners navigate every

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[News] Food drive: Disability-advocacy group in Chilliwack collects 900 lbs of food

A recent food drive for the Chilliwack Salvation Army, created by users of the very same food bank, raised more than 900 pounds of food, plus financial donations. Chilliwack People First, a self-advoc

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 live

[Article] It’s time to move forward!

Click HERE to learn moreAsk Margaret Gillis why a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons is necessary in Canada, she will rhyme off a handful of reasons right off the top of her head

[News] When nonprofit staff are paid so low they qualify for their org’s services

A while ago, at the request of some colleagues, I talked about “Nonprofit Math” and created a little video that went viral. One of the examples I brought up was “paying your staff so little tha

[News] Social prescribing: giving a name to whole-person care

Dr. Dominik Nowak outlines how the Centre for Effective Practice and other resources can help clinicians connect patients to non-clinical services and programs.

[News] More than half of Alberta non-profits can’t find skilled staff: report

Employees at 28 per cent of Canadian non-profits work additional hours, taking on work previously done by volunteers

[News] Why you should stop complimenting people for being 'resilient'

This comic about resilience is written and illustrated by Connie Hanzhang Jin, is inspired by a Life Kit episode featuring Lourdes Dolores Follins and hosted by TK Dutes.

[News] 'A dream': New affordable rentals opening for senior artists in New Westminster

Click HERE to read the full articleIt's a creative housing idea for local artists.New affordable rental units are opening for seniors who devoted their lives to the performing arts. Senior artists lik

[News] Pet project: animal companionship important for B.C.’s older adults

Click HERE to read the full articleAs people enter their golden years, it can be as good a time as any to add companionship in life in the form of a furry friend.Maybe you are still agile and active,

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