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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

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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

BC Seniors Advocate releases report: Monitoring Seniors Services 2018

The Seniors Advocate today released Monitoring Seniors Services 2018. The annual report examines a range of services and supports and measures whether they are keeping pace with the increased demand o

New social prescribing pilot launched in Ontario

Ontario's Alliance for Healthier Communities is piloting a Social Prescribing project in 11 diverse Community Health Centres (CHCs) to adapt and measure its impacts in an Ontario context. Running from

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