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Healthy Aging CORE Alberta

The knowledge hub connecting organizations that support and advance independent living for older Albertans. This Healthy Aging CORE Alberta site is an initiative run by Healthy Aging Alberta.

Are you an older Albertan looking for information or assistance? Visit the 211 helpline at www.ab.211.ca

Recent News

Food insecurity is at a crisis point': Advocate argues policy changes are needed

We need better policies that will provide people with the income they need to put food on the table, feed their families, and live healthier lives.

'They don't have anywhere for their pet to go': More Calgarians forced to give up their dogs

In addition to inflation, vet costs, food, pet insurance, grooming, medication and a plethora of other factors, owning a pet is becoming increasingly expensive

Most Albertans now say it's difficult to meet monthly expenses

In a recent poll commissioned by CBC News, 54 per cent of Albertans said it's been difficult to meet their monthly household expenses — marking the first time that a majority of people have felt that way over six years of similar polling.

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Webinars, workshops, conferences, symposia, and other training and events relevant to healthy aging are listed by date and also indicated on a monthly calendar. Training modules and curricula, archived webinars, and other training resources are also available in the Resources section.


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.

An Evolving Landscape: Reflecting Canada’s Philanthropic Foundations

Dr. Michele Fugiel Gartner

In this report from Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a qualitative exploratory design draws together previous literature and new empirical data through ethnography, desk research, and semi-structured interviews. This report draws attention to what is known and points to changes in Canada’s philan

Pride Season

Government of Canada

Pride resources for Canadians

[Report] Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, second quarter 2024

Statistics Canada

Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, second quarter 2024


Groups are where CORE participants can share information and stories, ask questions, learn, and collaborate. Open discussion groups can be accessed by any member of CORE; closed groups are available by invitation only.

A few of our groups are looking for group leaders from across the province!

Current Callouts:​

  • Immigrant Senior Sector Connections group is a few months old and is building their Alberta footprint. If you serve immigrant older adults, we are looking for your voice as a general member, occasional volunteer, or even a group (co)lead!
  • Food Security group has had capacity changes this year and is looking for more group (co)leads to support the current group leads.
  • Social Connection, Wellness, and Mental Health group has had capacity changes this year, and the current leads can no longer run the group. This valuable and dynamic group is looking for new leads to take the reins.
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness group has had capacity changes this year, and the current leads are retiring. With this ever-increasing issue, this important group is looking for new leads to step in.
  • Intergenerational CoP group is building a National Collaborative​. If you do intergeneration work on a provincial or national level, we are looking for new members!

We need you!

Whatever your capacity level, there is a place for you on CORE Alberta.

If you would like to talk more about group leadership, please contact us!

Programs and Initiatives

Programs and Initiatives profiled on Healthy Aging CORE provide examples of the important work being done by local, provincial, and national organizations and the value of these programs and initiatives in promoting health and well-being and fostering resilience for older adults seniors. CORE members can add their program for older adults to this list and update their posts when they have new information! Click "+ New Program" in top right to get started.

About Us

Healthy Aging CORE (Collaborative Online Resources and Education) is a platform to connect local, regional, provincial, and national non-profit, government, and academic organizations and coalitions that focus on programs, services, policies, practices, and research aimed at supporting older Albertans to age in place in their homes and communities.

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