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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


WHO launches Global Report on Ageism

The Global report on ageism outlines a framework for action to reduce ageism including specific recommendations for different actors (e.g. government, UN agencies, civil society organizations, pri

Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Stanford Social Innovation Review, has launched a series of essays exploring innovations that bring together older and younger generations. Published in partnership with Encore.org and the Eisner

Port Hardy Council to Nominate Glynn for the Order of British Columbia

Port Hardy Senior Citizens' Society President, Rosaline Glynn has been nominated for the Order of British Columbia. Unanimously endorsed by Port Hardy's Community Consultative Committee, she has been

Ottawa invests in virtual care in BC and PEI - February 2021

February 11, 2021: The government of Canada announced investments in virtual care for the provinces of British Columbia and Prince Edward Island. Patty Hajdu (pictured), minister of health, signed off

COVID-19 has significantly increased the use of many technologies among older Canadians: poll

From Facebook to food delivery apps and fitness trackers, older Canadians have upped their use of many technologies and online services during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new AGE-WELL poll conducted by

Free energy reduction tools for income-qualified individuals: Energy Conservation Assistance Program and Community Partners Offer (FortisBC, BC Hydro)

The Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) offered by Fortis BC and BC Hydro is a valuable opportunity for low-income households to save money on home energy costs while also making their homes

Minister of Seniors Supplementary Mandate Letter - January 15, 2021

In his mandate letter to the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, on January 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlines some of the priority commitments for her role. Most notably for t

CRA is launching a new grant program for organizations that host free tax clinics

Every tax season, community organizations partner with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec to offer free tax clinics. This is made possible through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Pr

More support for friendship centres benefits urban Indigenous peoples during pandemic

Indigenous peoples living in urban areas are receiving increased supports to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic through new provincial funding for friendship centres throughout B.C. Friend


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