This volume is the first of two documents produced by the Forum of Federal/ Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors to help organizations and individuals approach the social isolation of seniors. It updates and builds upon to Working Together for Seniors: A Toolkit to Promote Seniors’ Social Integration in Community Services, Programs, and Policies (2007), also produced by the Forum.
The purpose of this volume is to:
raise awareness about social isolation among seniors
introduce some useful concepts related to social innovation
show how social innovation can help to address social isolation in Canadian communities through examples