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CANADA | Jan 24, 2023

Federal tax credit for multi-generational home renovations good start but not enough, experts say

More families are opting to live together in multi-generational homes amid rising costs and housing challenges.Morie Ford and her husband have been 'empty nesters' for the past 15 years. But that changed last month when their daughter and her partner moved into their newly constructed laneway hou

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Home Support Survey 2021/22

In December 2021, the Office of the Seniors Advocate launched the second province-wide survey of Home Support recipients and their families/caregivers. All recipients of Home Support will receive a su

Men's Shed Association of BC Conference - Video Recap and Grant Opportunity

With local, provincial, national, and international participation and presentations, the recent Men's Shed Association of B.C. Conference was an important milestone for celebrating and growing the Men

ECHO for psychosocial health care providers

A new ECHO is on the horizon. Co-created by and for psychosocial health care providers, the latest offering of the Palliative Care ECHO project-BC Hub (that’s us) will be a year-long program on th

How to verify the CRA has contacted you

With the holidays just around the corner, scammers could contact you pretending to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Scammers are trying to trick individuals into making payments, and we’re d

What kind of life do you want for the Future You?

How we think about aging today will define our future. When we let ageism shape our thoughts, behaviours and policies, we harm older Canadians today, and we also impact the lives that we hope to li

The 12 Scams of the Holidays

The spirit of the holidays is a time of giving for most but, for scammers, it is a time of taking. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre highlights the most popular holiday scams so that you can recognize, r

December 3rd – International Day of Persons With Disabilities

An estimated 46% of people aged 60 years and older live with a disability. Persons with disabilities are less likely to access health care, education, and employment and to participate in the communi

Sophisticated crypto scams targeting B.C. residents through social media and dating sites

Vancouver and Surrey – The B.C. RCMP, British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) and municipal police are warning the public about an emerging trend of fraudste

Screening for breast cancer: What you should know about mammography

In Canada, it is estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. Amongst those battling breast cancer, 1 in 33 will lose their life to this disease (1). As with other cancers, early detection

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