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CANADA | May 23, 2024

Call for Lived Experiences: WHO Commission on Social Connection (Deadline: May 31, 2024)

The WHO Commission on Social Connection is looking for individuals who have experienced social isolation and loneliness to share their stories, insights, and advice.Commissioners are committed to lived experience being central to the process and products of the Commission. Your personal perspective

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Stop the spike - expanded public health measures

New mandatory health restrictions are now in effect provincewide. Follow the rules to help stop the spike of COVID-19 and protect the health system. Additional restrictions apply to communities with

From Hospital to Home for Persons Living with Dementia

COVID-19 has shed an important spotlight on the essential role of unpaid caregivers. To help further our understanding of care transitions involving people living with dementia and their essential car

‘Completely wrong’: Anger over COVID-19 vaccine second dose delay for seniors

An Alberta senior is extremely concerned about the four-month gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses, appealing to the Canadian government to expedite her case. This is in line with the recommendation fr

Family resource centres expand across Alberta

Alberta’s government is investing $1.5 million to increase access to family resource centres to better support families and people with disabilities. Family resource centres provide tools, resource

Project Echo: Adult Vaccination Mentorship Program Call for Interest

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is proud to announce the first ever Project ECHO Adult Vaccination mentorship program. This multi-session learning cycle will help improve skills to educat

Could this pension solution help Canadian retirees turn their DC savings into a lifetime of low-cost income?

One of the largest defined contribution (DC) pension plans in the world has adopted a made-in-Canada solution, giving members the option to turn their DC savings into what they badly need in retiremen

For long-term care homes in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, COVID came later, then hit hard

Over the course of the pandemic, the Institute for Investigative Journalism, or IIJ, and the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University have been gathering data on care homes across the countr

Supporting survivors in their hour of need

Alberta’s government is investing $233,000 in the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) to help it provide important supports to survivors across the province. AASAS launched Alber

The Need for National Standards for Long-Term Care

Many difficult but necessary lessons must be learned as we experience the trauma of the pandemic. None are clearer and more pressing than the need to do better for older adults in long-term care. We

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