Report and Executive Summary: Rising to the Challenge - How BC's CBSS agencies stepped up during Covid-19

United Way of Lower Mainland, Dialogues in Action
From United Way
Description / Summary

The purpose of this study was to undertake a province-wide project to gather data about the effectiveness and responsiveness of the CBSS sector in addressing the needs of vulnerable seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The task was to understand the impact of the sector in its ability to be strategic, effective, responsive, and collaborative during this crisis. It was not an evaluation of government initiatives, but rather an assessment of the current capability and future potential of community-based organizations to support a growing number of BC’s seniors to age-in-place in their own homes and communities.

The leadership team for the project included Marcy Cohen, co-chair of the CBSS Leadership Council and chair of the Steering Committee for this project; Kahir Lalji, the Provincial Director of Population Health with the United Way of the Lower Mainland; and Steve Patty of Dialogue in Action. Interviews were conducted by Steve Patty and Landen Zernickow of Dialogues in Action, Esther Moreno of United Way of the Lower Mainland, and Lynne Romano, the Community Development Coordinator in Golden.

For the full report and executive summary, see the attached documents.