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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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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

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

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