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The Tips for Planning and Implementing Inclusive Programs resource is intended to assist those involved in planning programs to support social inclusion. Tips are included for data-driven program development, for outreach to isolated and/or lonely older immigrants and for addressing barriers through a culturally competent lens.
This resource is included in the Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit, created by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada. The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+”. The research focused on exploring strategies to effectively reach out to, and support, older immigrants who may be experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, social isolation and/or loneliness.
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This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, "Tips for Planning and Implementing Inclusive Programs" (2019). Tips for Planning and Implementing Inclusive Programs. 1.