This paper examines specific intergeneraional and family dimensions of the immigrant experience in Canada, generally, and in particular, the Region of Peel, Ontario. This analysis is organized around the concept of lifespan or lifecycle groups.  A section on the migration stresses faced by couples is also included. 

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to diversity and inequality considerations for older adults.  2 pages.

The factors associated with good physical and mental health are fairly similar among women and men: healthy lifestyles, income, education level, age, as well as social inclusion and participation. Nevertheless, because of various biological and social characteristics specific to women, the health problems they face in their lives may differ from those faced by men. For example, because their life expectancy is higher, women are more likely than men to develop chronic health problems that often appear with age, such as arthritis. This chapter looks at many of these differences between women and men.

TheWell™ is a resource for providers where they can access clinical supports and tools.  As TheWell™ grows, it will become a source of information, an environment for knowledge exchange and dialogue.   What makes TheWell™ unique is that its content is for providers by providers.  TheWell™ is brought to you by the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) as a part of our mission to close the gap between evidence and practice for health care providers. CEP is a national not-for-profit organization that acts as a catalyst to improve health care outcomes for Canadians.

Socioeconomic status (SES) is often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation. It is commonly conceptualized as the social standing or class of an individual or group. When viewed through a social class lens, privilege, power and control are emphasized. 

More Canadians are living in poverty and have higher demands for care than ever before.

As America’s population ages, the need for mental and behavioral health services continues to increase. Psychologists play a critical role in addressing these needs by treating the mental and behavioral health problems of older adults, particularly those living in underserved communities. During this difficult economic period these services are more critical than ever. According to a recent Census Bureau report, an astonishing 15.1 percent of American adults over the age of 65 are living in poverty (2012). The shortage of psychologists specializing in treating these underserved older adults needs to be addressed.

Thank you to those who were able to join us in an exploration of a variety of topics with a focus on aging at Donald Gordon Conference Centre in Kingston ON.  Please check back soon for pdf copies of speaker presentations and other related resources.  Please complete the fluid survey evaluation by visiting survey.  We appreciate all your comments and suggestions.