July 6, 2020
Established by the President of the Royal Society of Canada in April 2020, the RSC Task Force on COVID-19 was mandated to provide evidence-informed perspectives on major societal challenges in response to and recovery from COVID-19.
The Task Force established a series of Working Groups to rapidly develop Policy Briefings, with the objective of supporting policy makers with evidence to inform their decisions.
Policy Briefings have three sections:
- Context and policy status before COVID-19
June 23, 2020
On June 22, the University of British Columbia announced the recipients of their 2020 Honorary Degrees. Jim Mann, a member of our VOICES Citizen Advisory Committee, is a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree.
Please join us in congratulating Jim on such a fitting honour.
Details can be found at the following link: https://graduation.ubc.ca/event/honorary-degrees/2020-honorary-degree-recipients/
June 11, 2020
We must act now to prevent a second wave of long-term care deaths
CAROLE ESTABROOKS, COLLEEN FLOOD AND SHARON STRAUS
CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
June 9, 2020
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STANDING COMMITTEE - Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Study on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
June 8, 2020
Role of policy in best-practice dissemination: Informal professional advice networks in Canadian long-term care
Keefe J, Cranley L, Berta WB, Taylor D, Beacom AM, McAfee E, MacEachern LE, Boudreau D, Hall J, Thompson G, Squires JE, Wagg A, Estabrooks CA
Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement
This article examines provincial policy influence on long-term care (LTC) professionals’ advice-seeking networks in Canada’s Maritime provinces. The effects of…
June 1, 2020
Equality and Wellbeing across Generations
Call for Proposals
EU Joint Programming Initiative – More Years, Better Lives (JPI MYBL)
Major demographic change is taking place internationally, potentially increasing inequality and altering the relationship between generations. By providing an opportunity for European and Canadian transnational collaboration, this call seeks to enhance our understanding of the effects of demographic change on the contract between…
May 19, 2020
The Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) program is a longitudinal partnered program of research in Western Canada that aims to improve the quality of care and quality of life for residents and quality of worklife for staff in long-term care settings. This program of research includes researchers, citizens (persons living with dementia and caregivers of persons living in long-term care), and stakeholders (representatives from provincial and regional health…
April 23, 2020
The Government of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new rapid research funding opportunity to continue to mobilize science to fight COVID-19. This funding opportunity is a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Alberta Innovates, the Saskatchewan Health Research…
April 22, 2020
Tragic death toll among seniors in nursing homes was half a century in the making, says elder care expert.
By MICHAEL BROWN
Canadians are witnessing a tragedy unfold in the nation’s long-term care system that’s been a half-century in the making, according to a University of Alberta elder care expert.
Carole Estabrooks said blame for the mounting COVID-19 seniors’ home death toll should not be placed on front-line workers otherwise known as care aides or personal support workers.
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