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COVID-19 information: common topics and guidance for seniors centres and seniors serving organizations

Government of Alberta

These documents have been developed to support seniors' centres and other seniors serving organizations as guidance for a safe relaunch that is focused on reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among older Albertans, staff, and volunteers. A new document released on September 30 focuses on

SeniorConnect - Urgent Response Services for older adults and Public Training Program

Calgary Seniors' Resource Society

The SeniorConnect program offers a channel for concerned citizens and public service professionals to take action on behalf of a senior who may be at risk, or in crisis in the community through public education and professional response services. SeniorConnect provides urgent social work assistance

Survey results: COVID-19 has significantly increased the use of many technologies among older Canadians

From Facebook to food delivery apps and fitness trackers, older Canadians have upped their use of many technologies and online services during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new AGE-WELL poll conducted by Environics Research in July 2020 shows that two-thirds (65%) of Canadians aged 65 and older now own

Respect and Inclusion Workshop - On Demand

Age Friendly Edmonton

Age Friendly Edmonton's Respect and Inclusion workshop uses video and online questions to walk you through the training program. Edmonton is a community that values, respects and actively supports the safety, diversity and well-being of seniors. This workshop is a foundational step in meeting two

The Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19: A Six-month Update

Statistics Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on Canada's economy and society. As a purposeful response to a public health crisis, the policies enacted to contain the spread of the virus have resulted in unprecedented disruptions in the social and economic lives of Canadians, changing how they inte

Blog: Social Determinants of Health

Edmonton Social Planning Council

Canada has long been considered one of the healthiest countries in the world. However, within Canada certain groups tend to be healthier than others. These health inequalities can be partially explained by the Social Determinants of Health (SDH). SDH are socio-economic factors that positively or neg

Online toolkit for artist and non-profit organizations

Government of Alberta

Amongst the struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic came many phenomenal examples and insights for how artists and nonprofit organizations can pivot their work online. Albertans and organizations have integrated changes to how we work, collaborate, learn, and shop as a new norm. Technical and digital eng

Family & Community Support Services research briefs

The City of Calgary - FCSS

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Calgary research briefs are designed to guide organizations and funders who are working toward increasing social inclusion and strengthening neighbourhoods in Calgary. The emphasis is on preventive programming to avoid the onset or development of a pro

Beyond Hunger: The hidden impacts of food insecurity in Canada

Community Food Centres Canada

Even before COVID-19, food insecurity—defined as inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints—affected nearly 4.5 million Canadians, many of them among the most vulnerable people in our society. In the first 2 months of the pandemic, that number grew by 39%, affecting 1 in


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