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Did you know the simple act of meeting your neighbour will help you cope in a disaster? When people know each other in a day-to-day setting, they’re better able to work together during an emergency. This is critical since the most immediate help following a disaster, like a flood or earthquake, wi



Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and wildfires are just some of the potential hazards in British Columbia. During a disaster, phone, gas, electrical and water services may be disrupted. Roads could be blocked, stores closed and gas stations out-of-service. You and your family could be on your own for s

​B.C. Seniors' Poverty Report Card

​United Way of the Lower Mainland and SPARC BC

The B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card is the first of its kind and is based on the latest data available from Statistics Canada (2015). It consists of 13 fact sheets illustrating the scope of seniors’ poverty in British Columbia.

Exchange Magazine Summer 2018: Creating Age-friendly Communities from the Ground up

Local Government Management Association

Exchange is the magazine for members of the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia. Exchange is distributed quarterly to over 900 members of the LGMA, as well as Mayors and Regional District Chairs. Becoming age-friendly – supporting people through all stages of their life

A day in the life: How do older Canadians spend their time?

Paula Arriagada

This study uses the 2015 General Social Survey on Time Use to examine the time spent by Canadian seniors aged 65 and over on various activities. The paper focuses on three types of activities: unpaid household work, active pursuits and passive leisure activities. It examines the factors associated w

Value of Volunteering Wheel

Volunteer Canada

The Value of Volunteering Wheel illustrates the many benefits of volunteering to building confidence, competence, connections, and community. It also serves as a portal to research that examines the social and economic value to organizations, neighbourhoods, businesses, society-at-large and to vol


Statistics Canada

This infographic depicts data on home care services that allow people of all ages to receive care at home rather than in a hospital or long-term care facility. Home care services include short-term care for recovery, long-term care for disabilities, chronic conditions or age limitations, and end-of-

Study: Health Reports: Unmet home care needs in Canada, November 2018

Statistics Canada

The data are from the 2015 to 2016 Canadian Community Health Survey, which collects information related to health status, health care utilization and health determinants for the Canadian population aged 12 and older. The analysis pertains to household residents age 18 or older who received home ca


Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Canada created the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) to support organizations that engage volunteers. The CCVI is a guide for involving volunteers in all levels of an organization. This includes volunteers working in leadership, direct service and virtual roles. We encourage


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