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Why the Social Impact Sector Should Demand - Not Ask Nicely For - Bailouts

Lauren Dobson-Hughes

Lauren Dobson-Hughes has written an op-ed on the way the social impact sector is valued (or devalued, arguably) by the Canadian government — a relationship that’s become even more pivotal post-pandemic. Please note that a free Future of Good account must be created to access this article. Read

TIP SHEET: Help older adults in your life prepare for potential illnesses or quarantine

Canadian Frailty Network

COVID-19 Tip Sheet on helping older adults in your life prepare for potential illness or quarantine.

9 Principles to Working Better Remotely


We’re living in really interesting (and somewhat dramatic) times. Cities are going into panic. Events are being canceled. People have to work from home. For some of us, remote work is a luxury and a perk, for others, remote work is now a requirement and maybe not something we’re actively choosi

Loneliness and social isolation interventions for older adults: A scoping review of reviews

Olujoke A. Fakoya, Noleen K. McCorry and Michael Donnelly

Background Loneliness and social isolation are growing public health concerns in our ageing society. Whilst these experiences occur across the life span, 50% of individuals aged over 60 are at risk of social isolation and one-third will experience some degree of loneliness later in life. The aim of

Families of Choice and Community Connectedness: A Brief Guide to the Social Strengths of LGBTQ Older Adults

Britney M. Wardecker, PhD and Jes L. Matsick, PhD, Healio

Sexual and gender minority older adults (those who are age ≥50 and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer [LGBTQ]) are desrcibed as a generation of people who are "aging in silence" because they have historically been left out of aging services, policies, and research. See

Winter Blues 101

Canadian Mental Health Association

The winter blues are real and the Canadian Mental Health Association explains that these are a wave of low emotions that come with cold, dark days. If you’re experiencing the winter blues, you might feel the need to sleep a bit longer, indulge more often in comfort food, and spend more time with

Dementia in Older Adults

Centre for Studies in Aging and Health

A resource list that includes publications, reviews, and articles on dementia in older adults. READ MORE HERE

LGBTQ2+ aging in Canada: Building the evidence and informing action

University of Toronto Press

Within Canada, there has been increased Federal recognition and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2+) individuals and communities. The recognition of previous systemic discrimination helps to illustrate the unique social and historical contexts those current ol

The Right Homes for Seniors

Steve Paikin, TVO

In the blistering housing markets of southern Ontario one group that's often overlooked in the conversation is seniors. Some are living in houses that are too big and hard to maintain. Others can't find suitable AND affordable stock that allows them to downsize. And others still need new services an


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