1. Resources & Publications

    Observations in Long-Term Care Facilities in Ontario

    At the request of the Province of Ontario, in late April 2020, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical personnel and troops were sent to long-term care facilities in Etobicoke, North York, Pickering, Scarborough and Brampton. These facilities were in urgent and immediate need of personnel to provide humanitarian relief and medical...
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    Re-imagining Long-Term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis

    The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to create a new, better normal at Canadian long-term residential care facilities. This report’s short-term recommendations include: -making all staff permanent and limiting their work to one nursing home; -raising staff wages and benefits, especially sick leave; -rapidly providing testing for all those living,...
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    Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience

    The research study, Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience, is based on Ontario’s basic income pilot. The pilot was implemented in three Ontario cities in 2018 by the provincial government. Subsequently the project was terminated in 2019, following a change in government. This research study made use of surveys of individuals...
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    Themes and Next Steps: Age-Friendly Niagara Network Special COVID-19 Online Meeting

    This 2-page document summarizes comments, discussion and ideas shared at a special online Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN) meeting held on May 01, 2020. The virtual meeting included leaders with Local Municipal Age-Friendly and Seniors Advisory Committees in all 12 local areas of Niagara. Participants shared their thinking about COVID-19 related...
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    COVID-19 in Canada (Online Dashboard)

    This online dashboard provides a snapshot of Canadian coronavirus cases, allowing people to track pandemic infections across the country each day. A simple map and graph on the site track daily numbers of reported infections, how many Canadians have recovered or died from the coronavirus, and numbers of people tested...
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    Social Prescribing in Ontario Final Report, March 2020

    What makes people healthy isn’t just genetics and lifestyle choices. Access to healthy food, education, employment, income, and opportunities for connectedness all have significant impacts on a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Social prescribing is a specially structured way of referring people to a range of local, non-clinical services. It...
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    A National Seniors Care Strategy

    Although most people will rely on seniors’ care at some point in their lives, Canada’s health care system isn’t equipped to meet the needs of the aging population. Canada needs a National Seniors Care Strategy to set national standards and ensure that everyone can access the care they need. Seniors...
  8. NewsResources & Publications

    Resources for Niagara Residents

    This reference tool for Niagara residents is provided by United Way Niagara, in partnership with Niagara Gatekeepers, Community Support Services of Niagara (CSSN), and 211. Niagara Gatekeepers is a phone line referral service that anyone can call to help connect an at-risk senior who is 55 years of age or...
  9. NewsResources & Publications

    A Framework for Reopening our Province

    In late April 2020, the Government of Ontario is planning for the next phase of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – reopening our province. This framework was developed as a first step, to guide the government’s approach. The framework outlines methods and principles that will be used to reopen...
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    Density Done Right – A Thoughtful Approach to Greater Urban Density in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area

    The Greater Golden Horseshoe faces a dilemma: how to accommodate millions of new residents in the next 20 years without continuing the unsustainable growth pattern of suburban sprawl and hyper-concentrated density. This report puts forward a proposal for growing municipalities through carefully planned urban intensification, or Distributed Density, for the...

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