1. Community Blog

    Keeping Your Brain Stimulated in a Social and Educational Environment

    Older adults are living longer and want to keep engaged in various social and learning activities as part of their lifestyle. This thirst for knowledge, active participation, and social interaction is becoming the new standard. The concept of “Third Age Learning” has been around for many years. There are several...
  2. Community Blog

    Local Volunteer Opportunities Offer Older People in Niagara a Way to Stay Healthy and Connected

    Think volunteering is just a nice thing to do for others? Think again! Volunteering can be the key to good health. Research shows volunteering can have a positive impact on social, physical and emotional wellbeing. Older people who remain active and stay connected to their community have reduced stress-related illnesses,...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Recognizing Volunteering in 2017: Summary Report

    This study aims to better understand what kinds of activities people consider to be volunteering, how people are currently engaged in communities, and how we can recognize a broader definition of volunteering through the notion of ISR that reflects a full spectrum of engagement. Building on a brief definition of...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Youth Volunteer Engagement: Skills Development and Social Inclusion

    Volunteering helps people and communities reach their potential. With 44% of Canadians 15 years of age and older volunteering an average of 154 hours each year, youth (aged 15-24 years) are leading the way with a volunteer rate of 55%. This resource describes how volunteering enables skill development and social inclusion...
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    Dementia-Friendly Design Considerations

    This series of knowledge translation (KT) tools provide evidenced-based recommendations for dementia and senior friendly environmental design. Topics include Doorways, Lighting, Noise-Physical, Noise-Social and Wayfinding. Authors: Design and Dementia Community of Practice (CoP) Published By: Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange, fwhite@alzheimeront.org Publication Date: September, 2013
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    State of the Sector: Profile of Ontario Not-For-Profit and Charitable Organizations Volume 1 Overall Report

    To gain a more in-depth understanding of the sector and its contribution to Ontario’s economy, and the province as a whole, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration commissioned Pollara to conduct a two-phase research study of Not for Profit and Charitable organizations in Ontario. This report discusses the results of the second...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Revera Report on Ageism: A Look at Gender Difference

    The Revera Report on Ageism: A Look at Gender Difference shows that Canadian women are more likely than men to report being treated unfairly or differently because of their age. Despite this, women are more optimistic about aging then men. This report was issued to open up the dialogue on...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Revera Report on Happiness

    Developed in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing, the Revera Report on Happiness demonstrates that happiness, as well as optimism about aging, increases as people get older. This research was undertaken to challenge the negative attitudes and stereotypes faced by seniors, and to celebrate the ageless spirit of older people. Published...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Revera Report on Ageism

    The Revera Report on Ageism probed Canadians to find out their attitudes about aging and to gauge their level of awareness and experience with ageism. The research aims to: draw attention to the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding old people; to inform and advance dialogue around the issue of ageism; to...
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    Walk St. Catharines

    When people walk, they improve their health, feel more connected to their community and help drive the local economy. Walk St. Catharines is a “Walk Your City” campaign featuring signs posted in strategic downtown locations, indicating how long it will take to walk to another downtown destination.  It’s about creating a...

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