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Social Isolation of Seniors: A Focus on Indigenous Seniors in Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada

This supplement is a resource to help organizations and service providers adopt approaches to help Indigenous seniors strengthen human connections. Social isolation is a silent reality experienced by many seniors, and particularly Indigenous seniors. It is hoped that this resource will heighten awar

Ontario First Nations Aging Study

Laurentian University

The Ontario First Nations Aging Study, launched in 2015, is a collaboration between the Chiefs of Ontario and university researchers. The study has involved a dedicated and diverse team of advisors, community members, researchers, and leaders. Our goal was to create the first Ontario-wide profile of

RECORDING - Workplace Mental Health in Canada’s Nonprofit Sector: It’s Time for a Check Up


One year after we first covered the issue of workplace mental health on CharityVillage Connects, we are back with a wellness check up on the sector. How are nonprofits faring today, what’s changed since last year, and, perhaps most importantly, what practical steps can sector leaders implement rig

Breaking Down Barriers: Improving the Workplace Experience for Neurodivergent Canadians

Jane Hutchison, Conference Board of Canada

In this research, we analyze the findings of 40 interviews with neurodivergent workers and employers of neurodivergent workers to better understand the experiences of neurodivergent individuals in the workplace and how employers can better support them.What are the most significant barriers that neu

Aging in Alberta- Elections 2023 Resources

Healthy Aging Alberta

Toolkit for Advocating at the Alberta Election for the Community-Based Seniors Serving sector

RECORDING - On Aging: Canadian Conversations - On Dementia-Friendly Communities with Heather Cowie

Healthy Aging CORE Canada and HelpAge Canada

Heather Cowie is the Manager, Community Engagement at the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the National Project Manager for Dementia-Friendly Canada. The Dementia-Friendly Canada project is a partnership between Alzheimer Societies across the country intended to grow dementia-friendly communities by cr

The Value of Volunteering in Canada

The Conference Board of Canada

At a Glance:Even if volunteers are unpaid, their contribution adds to economic activity through the value of services provided.We estimate that volunteers added over two billion hours to Canada’s work effort in 2017.This volunteer contribution is valued at $55.9 billion in 2017—equivalent to 2.6

Report of the National Seniors Council on Volunteering Among Seniors and Positive and Active Aging

The National Seniors Council

The objective of this report is to share the key concerns and issues that arose from the roundtables on positive and active aging and volunteering among seniors. Another objective is to provide suggestions for action to the Government of Canada to address these matters.The report is divided into two

The Relation of Volunteering and Subsequent Changes in Physical Disability in Older Adults

The Journals of Gerontology

ObjectivesTo describe the association between initiating volunteering and changes in physical disability in older adults, and whether intensity and gender modify this relationship.MethodsEmploying propensity score weighted regression adjustment, we calculate changes in disability using a sample of U


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