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Fresh Routes

Fresh Routes

Fresh Routes is a not-for-profit social enterprise that is focused on creating new, innovative ways of providing healthy and affordable food to as many Canadians as possible — especially those who need it most. Our Mobile Grocery Stores bring healthy, fresh, and affordable food into neighbourhoo


World Health Organization

The World Health Organization, together with its partners, is providing guidance and advice during the COVID-19 pandemic for older people and their households, health- and social care workers, local authorities, and community groups.

COVID-19: Resources for seniors and their caregivers

Government of Canada

While COVID-19 can make anyone sick, older Canadians are at a higher risk of developing serious complications. The Government of Canada has shared resources to learn how to prevent COVID-19 and tips on taking care of the physical and mental health of older adults.

REPORT: COVID-19 effects on the mental health of vulnerable populations

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association, in partnership with researchers from the University of British Columbia, released results from a new nationwide survey on the mental health impacts of COVID-19. The report found that the pandemic has caused intense stress and disruption for all people in Cana

How to start and maintain a garden: A guide for community groups in Alberta

Alberta Health Services

This guide provides detailed information and step-by-step instructions on how to create a community garden as well as practical considerations along the way! The handbook emphasizes an inclusive approach to engage and involve community members.

A Guide for Creating Dementia Friendly Communities in Alberta

The Brenda Strafford Foundation

A Dementia Friendly Community provides community-based support and services through local action for those living with, or affected by, dementia. A Dementia Friendly Community can be determined by both the social environment and the physical environment of the community. The main goals of a Dementi

The default nonprofit board model is archaic and toxic; let’s try some new models

Vu, Nonprofit AF

Nonprofits have been in denial about the destructiveness of the sector’s default board model. Over the years, nonprofits have developed a learned helplessness, thinking that this model is the only one there is. So nonprofits put up with it, grumbling to colleagues and working to mitigate challe

The vulnerability of Canadians with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Statistics Canada

While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of all Canadians, the Public Health Agency of Canada has identified that certain populations are at an increased risk of infection and of being affected by isolation measures. Canadians with disabilities may be disproportionately impacted as they m

Example handout for seniors: Staying safe during Alberta's Relaunch

Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council

Staying Safe During Alberta's Relaunch: What You Need to Know As part of their coordinated pandemic effort, the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council assisted the food and transportation task group to prepare the attached document to hand out to seniors (with the kits they are distributing). I


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