Canada’s population is aging, and society is adapting to a growing and changing population of seniors. In 2038, there will be about 40 seniors for every 100 adult Canadians — double the number of seniors in 2013. For seniors to continue and even expand their participation in society, they need to remain healthy and engaged in their communities. However, research shows that an estimated 30 per cent of Canadian seniors are at risk of becoming socially isolated.
The Forum of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors has released a toolkit to help families, governments, businesses, non-profit organizations and the voluntary sector understand and prepare to address the social isolation of seniors.
The first volume of the toolkit outlines the issue of social isolation of seniors and shows how social innovation can offer practical solutions. The second volume provides tools, templates, and resources to help individuals and organizations develop lasting community partnerships that reduce the social isolation of seniors.
Learn more about the Forum of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors.