Healthy Aging CORE (Collaborative Online Resources and Education) is a platform to connect local, regional, provincial and national non-profit, government, and academic organizations and coalitions that focus on programs, services, policies, practices, and research aimed at supporting older Canadians to age in place in their homes and communities.
CORE originated in British Columbia in 2018 to help grow and strengthen the Community Based Seniors Services (CBSS) sector by fostering connections to enable more effective information sharing, knowledge mobilization, coordination, and collaboration. Created through a community development process and network model that draws on the assets and identified priorities of the CBSS sector, CORE is based on the importance of recognizing and strengthening the sector’s value to the lives of older adults and the communities they live in.
The CORE platform was replicated for Alberta in 2020, and site content and management processes customized to meet the needs of the CBSS network in that province. The CORE Canada platform includes shell sub-sites available for future development by other provinces and territories.
All content on CORE is vetted to ensure it is relevant, recent, reputable, and easy to access. CORE is designed to connect and coordinate with other relevant networks, and not duplicate.
CORE was created by and is coordinated and managed by United Way of the Lower Mainland (British Columbia) and developed with the support of Employment and Social Development Canada.
CORE Canada also offers resources in French and a Discussion Group for Francophone professionals and stakeholders serving seniors in the community. Please refer to the “En Français” resource category here, on the “Resources” page, or below. Please visit the Francophone Group here.
(Français) CORE Canada propose également des ressources en français et un Groupe de discussion pour les professionnels et parties prenantes francophones au service des personnes âgées de la communauté. Veuillez vous référer à la catégorie de ressource «En Français» ici, sur la page ‘Resources’, ou ci-dessous. Veuillez visiter le Groupe francophone ici.