“Flexibility is a ruse for ‘work 12 to 15 hours a day’”: Amanda Munday on caregiver-friendly work culture

Why It Matters

Caregivers must choose between taking care of their loved ones and showing up to work — and the latter has a far greater capacity for flexibility. In order to prevent burnout, companies will need to be far more aware of their employees’ out-of-work responsibilities.

Four tips for building intergenerational connection into social impact work

Why It Matters

Older Canadians and youth are two of the demographics who’ve suffered the most throughout the pandemic. Experts in intergenerational connection say key to community recovery will be building connection across age groups, but it won’t be easy.

The pandemic has created a fear of aging. Stronger intergenerational bonds could fix that

Why It Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased concern for the emotional wellness of older Canadians and the mental health of younger people among healthcare workers. Experts believe this has created an opportunity to leverage intergenerational connections to shape the future of elder care in Canada; if this opportunity is not taken, society will be left in a troubling disconnected state.

‘More than just access to healthcare’: Why this new centre wants to bring healthcare and social services together

Why It Matters

The problems social purpose organizations in Canada and around the world are working to solve — food insecurity, homelessness, income inequity, to name a few — are complex and linked to poor health. Addressing them requires a whole of society approach, including building partnerships between healthcare and the social sector.