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AGE-WELL
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 a
FortisBC, BC Hydro
The Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) offered by Fortis BC and BC Hydro is a valuable opportunity for low-income households to save money on home energy costs while also making their homes more comfortable and energy efficient. ECAP is pleased to announce the new Community Partners Offer
In his mandate letter to the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, on January 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlines some of the priority commitments for her role. Most notably for the CBSS sector, this includes: Work with the Minster of Health to take additional action to help
CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency)
Every tax season, community organizations partner with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec to offer free tax clinics. This is made possible through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). In Quebec, this program is called the Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program. To
Government of British Columbia
Indigenous peoples living in urban areas are receiving increased supports to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic through new provincial funding for friendship centres throughout B.C. Friendship centres throughout B.C. provide many essential services for Indigenous peoples living in urban
Chad Pawson, CBC News
Taken from the CBC article: Letters, phone calls and meals: How people in Metro Vancouver have pivoted to help isolated seniors. Since March, when a state of emergency was declared in B.C. due to rising COVID-19 cases, older adults have been the most affected by the pandemic. They are most at risk
Community Services BC
In the past, Community Services' (Maple Ridge) Active Aging Program, aka Seniors Party Bus, has held a Christmas dinner for seniors in their program and community. Unfortunately, the Active Aging team was not able to do that this year due to COVID-19, which was very upsetting to seniors as the
Healthy Aging by United Way (HAUW)
Healthy Aging by United Way (HAUW) is excited to launch our new Navigation and Peer Support (NPS) granting stream which is focused specifically on the gaps in information and referral (I&R) services for low income, higher needs seniors who require one-to-one support to access needed services and
Decade of Healthy Ageing
14 December 2020 - The United Nations General Assembly today declared 2021-2030 the Decade of Healthy Ageing. The UN Resolution follows recent endorsement of the Decade by the World Health Assembly, and calls upon the World Health Organization to lead the implementation of the Decade, in
Telus
Low-income seniors are eligible for Telus's Mobility for Good for seniors program. Mobility for Good® for low income seniors provides Canadian seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefit with low-cost wireless service and a free refurbished device. This program provides