Reducing Isolation of Seniors Collective (RISC)
Objective: To measurably reduce the social isolation of seniors
in South and Central Saskatchewan
In 2016 the Government of Canada Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), as part of the New Horizons for Seniors Program, approved three-year funding for nine collective impact projects across Canada designed to reduce social isolation among older adults at the population level. RISC is one of these projects, and there is more information below the list of the other eight projects.
The other eight collective impact projects are as follows. You can click the project name to reach their website, where it is available.
Allies in Aging
PEGASIS: Pan-Edmonton Group Addressing Social Isolation of Seniors
Greater Hamilton Seniors Isolation
Keeping Ottawa Seniors Connected
ENRICHES: Engagement to Reduce Isolation of Caregivers at Home and Enhancing Seniors
Montreal Caregivers Collective
Collectif Aînés Isolement Social / Ville de Québec
As a part of the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Initiative to have a collective impact on reducing isolation of older adults, several groups in Saskatchewan have come together. These include the groups listed below. The links provide a PDF document about each group’s involvement with RISC.
We are also working with the Lifelong Learning Center and the Féderation des aînés fransaskois. We believe that it is possible to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of older adults by working together.
Isolation Resources from the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors
Social Isolation of Seniors – Volume 1: Understanding the Issue and Finding Solutions
Social Isolation of Seniors – Volume 2: Ideas Exchange Event Toolkit
Supplements to the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Resources listed above:
Social Isolation of Seniors – A Focus on LGBTQ Seniors in Canada
Social Isolation of Seniors – A Focus on Indigenous Seniors in Canada
Social Isolation of Seniors – A Focus on New Immigrant and Refugee Seniors in Canada
Alone or Lonely
A resource for addressing isolation of older adults in rural communities