The Building Connected Communities: Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit is affiliated with the Centre for Elder Research and focuses on improving supports to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older adult immigrants 65+. As part of the work on this project the Centre for Elder Research has created the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, which is a collection of resources about social isolation and loneliness and their impact on older adults and older immigrants in particular. It includes educational presentations, interactive maps, community data sheets, and various other tools/resources. These tools are intended for anyone in the community who interacts or works with older adults.
This project was conducted in partnership with Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, Peel Senior Link, Indus Community Services, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care and Community Development Halton and was supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).