• Mount Waddington Health Network

Learn about the "Healthy Aging Core" and their services

Mount Waddington, BC - Mark your calendars! The North Island’s Regional Gathering for the Community Based Seniors Services Sector is scheduled for February 24th, 1-3:30pm.


CBSS Sector Development Update 1. Navigation and Peer Support Grant Call Healthy Aging by United Way (HAUW) is excited to launch our new Navigation and Peer Support (NPS) granting stream focused specifically on the gaps in information and referral (I&R) services for low income, higher needs seniors who require one-to-one support to access needed services and government benefits. Click here to view a webinar recording on this grant opportunity and for further application information. 2. Regional Consultations Virtual Regional Consultations with Healthy Aging by United Way and the CBSS Leadership Council continue to be held in regions across BC. These sessions provide a valuable opportunity to meet other CBSS organizations; get updated on provincial, regional, and local Healthy Aging activity; and contribute information, ideas, and priorities for the development of training, tools, and planning. Representatives of organizations working in community to support health and wellness of older adults are invited to participate in the consultation event in their region. Upcoming sessions:

  • January 12th, 2021, 1pm to 3:30 pm - Western Fraser Health Region - (Burnaby/Surrey/Delta/White Rock/Tri-Cities/New Westminster/ Langley/Maple Ridge). Note: If you attended the Metro Vancouver (North Shore, Vancouver, Sea to Sky, Richmond) Regional Consultation on Oct 20, 2020 please do not register for this session (spaces are limited). Click here to register.

  • February 24th, 2021, 1pm to 3:30 pm - Central and Northern Vancouver Island. If you would like to be added to the invitation list for this session, please contact mikem@uwlm.ca.

Upcoming Webinars Upcoming Webinars 1. Seniors' Transportation Date: January 27th, 10am PST Register here Upcoming Webinars from Other Organizations 1. Home Care our way: Exploring the home and community care needs of older adults living with HIV in the Fraser Health Authority (The Thrive Project) Webinar Dates: January 18th, 11am PST and January 25th, 11am PST (Note: Please select one date to attend) Please see attached poster for more details and information on how to RSVP 2. Virtual Series on First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples and COVID-19 (National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health) Date: Multiple Dates Registration and details here 3. How New Vaccines Protect Against Covid-19 (Globe and Mail) Date: January 21, 12pm PST Register here Adjusting to COVID: CBSS Programs and Services

New Choose to Move Programs New Choose to Move Programs are launching in-person & online this month and next (January and February 2021). Choose to Move, a free, evidence-based approach supports seniors to become more active and socially connected for better health and mobility. In Choose to Move, participants work one-on-one with a trained activity coach to create a personal physical activity plan to meet their health and fitness goals by doing activities that they enjoy. Click here for more information. Virtual Training: Mental Health First Aid (Multiple Dates Available) This virtual certified 8-hour training course is a program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Participants must complete the self-directed 2-hour Module 1 before attending the virtual Modules 2 and 3. The cost is $225.00 per person and includes a reference guide and a certificate of completion. Click here for more information. Adjusting to COVID: CBSS Agency Operations Canada Summer Jobs 2021 The employer application period for CSJ 2021 will open on Monday, December 21, 2020, and close on Friday, January 29, 2021. Not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and private-sector employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees can start preparing their applications now to hire a young Canadian. Click here for more information. Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) Grants The CVITP Grant helps off-set costs incurred by community organizations that host free tax clinics and provides funding for income tax returns filed. The CVITP Grant is being piloted over the next three years. The grant will open in February 2021 for organizations and the CRA will begin accepting grant applications for funding in May 2021. Click here for more information. The Awesome Foundation Grants Have a crazy brilliant idea in need of funding? Each week, the Awesome Foundation forward the interest of awesomeness in the universe with $1,000 no-strings-attached grants. Click here for more information. Adjusting to COVID: Focus on Individual Well-being

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