June 24, 2020. Devan Nambiar and Kristin Loates discuss aging in the LGBT2SQ communities and how service providers can deliver more inclusive and supportive programming.
Connectedness, Purpose, and Belonging: Role of Social Prescribing in Integrating Health Care and Social Supports
April 29, 2020. Sonia Hsiung describes an initiative aimed at improving health outcomes for marginalized and socially isolated people and reducing health systems utilization by creating a clinical pathway between mainstream health systems and community and voluntary supports, which has shown promising results and galvanized wide interest nationally.
Older Adults, Physical Distancing & Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – What can Communities do NOW?
Presenters Dr. John Puxty and Sarah Webster discussed the barriers that are particularly challenging for older adults during isolation and some of the creative ways that communities are ensuring that older adults are informed and able to access the services they need while adhering to physical distancing guidelines.
March 5 2019. Alfred Spencer, Sarah Webster and Cheryl Dillon explore the ways in which age-friendly and accessibility principles complement each other and use Barrie, Ontario as a case example to demonstrate how linking age-friendly and accessibility planning can strengthen local work.
Climate Change, Vulnerability & Health Equity in Canada: Understanding Linkages to Inform Adaptation
January 23, 2020. Peter Berry and Rebekka Schnitter share information on the health risks to Canadians from climate change and discuss a new framework for understanding intersecting vulnerabilities that is being developed for the next national climate change and health assessment are discussed in this presentation.
To Everything There is a Season: Reflections from Hamilton and Ottawa on Sustaining Social Inclusion Initiatives in the Community
November 20, 2019. Bonnie Schroeder and Pat Spadafora explore concepts of isolation and inclusion, discuss grassroot and system/policy approaches to sustain the activities and outcomes, and reflect on lessons learned, opportunities and challenges from each community.