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Resources on CORE include checklists, toolkits, reports, studies, videos, and other materials on topics relevant to those working or volunteering in support of healthy aging and older adults independent living.

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Toolkit: Community Kitchen Best Practices

Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador

This toolkit is designed to assist community organizations in starting a community kitchen - it has a specific focus on Newfoundland and Labrador, however, much of the information is relevant and transferable of B.C. setting. It outlines key steps to starting a kitchen, and provides a range of tools

Toolkit: Community Food Assessment

Provincial Health Services Authority

The purpose of this CFAI (Community Food Action Initiative) Community Food Assessment Guide is to provide a planning tool to assist Health Authorities and community organizations in BC wishing to undertake a community food assessment in their region or community. Community food assessment can give c

First Nations Traditional Foods fact sheet

First Nations Health Authority

This document, developed by the First Nations Health Authority, describes common traditional foods of First Nations communities such as fishes, wild game, and plants. For each food type, the fact sheet includes a history of its uses, traditional harvesting methods and nutritional information.   

Canada's Food Guide translated in 4 Indigenous languages

Health Canada

The 2-page Canada's Food Guide is now available in 4 Indigenous languages. See below: Inuktitut - 1360 K Ojibwe - 1300 K Plains Cree - 1297 K Woods Cree - 1320 K

Recorded Webinar (United Way Healthy Aging): Building Communities: Increasing Online Engagement and Awareness

Healthy Aging by United Way

This webinar is designed to help nonprofit and community groups incorporate social media into their programs. It provides an overview of common tools and their purpose, and outlines best practices and tips for increasing online engagement and awareness among followers. Panelist Chiara Camponeschi c

Research paper - Contained or Enabled: The Changing Role of Canada's Civil Society in Promoting Civic Discourse

Joanne Cave and Lisa Lalande, Mowat NFP.

This policy/research paper published in Maecenata Observatorium in January, 2020 looks at the role of civil society in Canada.  Civic discourse and participation is one of the most important indicators of a healthy, vibrant democratic society. In an increasingly polarized political environment, c

The BC Food Security Gateway: resources, networking, funding opportunities


The BC Food Security Gateway (the Gateway) is an online resource that provides BC communities with up-to-date food security information. The Gateway is meant to inform and link users to projects, initiatives, and organizations in British Columbia as well as publications, tools, guides, and news. The

BC's Restart Plan

Government of BC

As of May 1, 2020, more than 2,100 British Columbians have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 100 people have died. As the pandemic hit B.C., we asked British Columbians to do their part and they took action to stay home and help flatten the curve. With each day, the rate of growth in COVID

Country Reports: COVID-19 and Long-Term Care

International Long-Term Care Policy Network

These reports aim to document the impact of COVID-19 on people who use and provide Long-Term Care and the measures adopted by different countries to contain and mitigate the impact of the virus. They are updated regularly as new information becomes available. Canada is included: https://ltccovid.o


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