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[Report] Breaking the Silence to Address Incontinence in Canada

National Institute on Ageing

Incontinence is far more common than we think, affecting about a quarter of Canadian adults. But because of the stigma around it, older adults living with incontinence are unlikely to seek medical attention for it — and may face significant challenges, loneliness and financial stress as a result.

Independent Senior Centres: Connecting and Supporting Older Adults in Metro Vancouver

Laura Kadowaki, Andrea Wadman, Anthony L. Kupferschmidt & Andrew Wister

A new study by SFU researchers finds that while senior centres play a crucial role in promoting aging citizens’ wellbeing they also face challenges in ensuring they are well-positioned to meet the emerging needs of older adults. An analysis of six independent, not for profit senior centres in Metr

[Report] Ableism in Canadian Workplaces: Research

Western University | Canadian Labour Congress

Click HERE to access the reportHarassment and violence at work remain a major social problem in Canada.The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University, together with researchers at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Labour Congress launc

[Toolkit] Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Gender Expression (SOGIE) Safer Places Toolkit

Alberta Health Services

In recent years, Alberta and Canada have made significant shifts towards the celebration and protection of LGBTQ2S+ people and their families. Gender identity and gender expression were added as protected grounds against discrimination in the Alberta Human Rights Act (2015) and Canada’s Human Righ

[Research Paper] Intergenerational Programs: A Review of the Empirical Literature

Rachelle Patille & Habib Chaudhury

The objective of this paper is to provide a review of the empirical literature that relates to intergenerational programming, particularly focusing on the Canadian context. The specific purpose of the review is to identify types of programs, activities, and participants as well as outcomes for the p

[Evidence Summary] Preventing falls among older adults through physical activity: A guidance document for practitioners

LOOP

The purpose of this guidance document is to assist practitioners with the planning and implementation of structured physical activity programs for older adults. The document reviews evidence on the need for older adults to remain physically active and describes the health risks associated with physi

Older Men at the Margins: Guidance for practitioners and services providing groups for older men

Age UK, Older Men at the Margins Project

In collaboration with Age UK, the Older Men at the Margins project identified ways of alleviating loneliness and reducing isolation for older men (65+ years of age) across hard-to-reach and seldom-heard groups. This included older men who are single or living alone in urban and rural areas; older ga

Enhancing Eviction Prevention Supports for Older Adults in Social Housing

Christine Sheppard, Seong-gee Um

Evictions are a key source of housing instability for low-income older renters. This community is particularly vulnerable to evictions due to a complex interplay of financial, social, and health factors that place housing at-risk. While research suggests social housing may offer some protection agai

Guide outlines 10 Ways Local Government Can Propel Positive Social Change

Tamarack Institute

The Tamarack Institute is offering a guide titled 10 Ways Local Government Can Propel Positive Social Change. As communities face increasingly complex social challenges, local governments face a call to action. The guide outlines how to lead and work better together with others as communities pivo

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