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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.

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The Pedal4Joy program is a free community e-bike program which offers the opportunity for adults to participate in bike rides with three others, on a four seat adaptive e-bike. Volunteers pilot group

Grandma’s Kitchen

Program DescriptionThis project assists the isolated senior immigrant women to enhance their ability to effectively communicate and contribute their skills to the communities they live in. The group f

The Alex Community Food Centre

The Alex Community Food Centre (CFC) is a welcoming place for people to come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all. The CFC provides people with access to high-quality food

Calgary Dollars

What is Calgary Dollars?Calgary Dollars (C$) is a local and complementary currency, operated by the Arusha Centre. This means Calgary Dollars are only used in Calgary, and can be used to help purchase

Free Tax Clinics for Seniors (2023) - Unison

Income tax volunteers are available to help fill in tax returns for seniors 55+ and AISH clientsIncome limit: $35,000 per year for single or $45,000 per year for a couplePlease note: We do not prepar

Seniors Wellbeing & Engagement Program

With the aging population in African descent communities continuing to grow, the need for initiatives that support seniors in the community is a priority for the Africa Centre. Africa Centre identifie

PaRx (A Prescription for Nature)

PaRx is an initiative of the BC Parks Foundation, driven by health-care professionals who want to improve their patients’ health by connecting them to nature. Featuring practical resources like qui

CPA Alberta Tax Preparation Program

The Tax Preparation Program was established in 1973. At that time, tax clinics were introduced as a public service with three pilot tax clinics being held. From mid-March to mid-April, volunteers visi

Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit (TRAB)

The Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit provides a modest subsidy for working households with low income or those between jobs. Support is intended to help eligible tenants afford their rent while they


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