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  • 27 January 2021

    Rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines (Part 1): Securing and distributing a reliable supply of vaccines

    After months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is hope on the horizon with the approval and start of the roll-out of several vaccines. The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines is arguably one of the largest health-system initiatives ever conducted. This blog post is the first in a series which examine evidence and experiences from Canada and other countries about the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.
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  • 13 January 2021

    Violence against women and COVID-19: A pandemic within a pandemic

    Violence against women is a tragic and complex phenomenon, especially since this "shadow pandemic" is unfolding against the background of a health pandemic. We must act proactively and not remain silent in the face of such violence.
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  • 30 December 2020

    The untold story inside you

    Do you suffer from depression, social isolation or chronic conditions? Wondering how to get through the winter, confined in your home because of COVID-19? Could writing help you get out of the winter gloom, or even improve your physical and mental health?
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  • 29 December 2020

    Aging optimally in 2021

    As we look toward a new year, we often make resolutions, many of which are centred around health and wellness. While we continue to navigate lockdown restrictions in many parts of the country, we have compiled a few ways you can stay healthy, both mind and body, while at home.
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  • 23 December 2020

    Stay connected this holiday! Maintaining connections while socially distanced

    It is important, now more than ever, to maintain social connections to help reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation. So, while this holiday season may look a little different than those in the past, we can still make the most of it and feel emotionally close during these challenging times.
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  • 16 December 2020

    Board games for your health and well-being

    Many older adults are fans of board games because they are fun recreational activities that allow them to maintain social contacts. But what is known about the effects of board games on the quality of life or physical and cognitive functions of older adults?
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  • 21 October 2020

    Caregivers: Unsung heroes of the pandemic

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put pressures on all of us, but among all those affected since the start of the pandemic, one group has met incredible challenges: caregivers. Read more for a few helpful tips for supporting caregivers through these challenging times.
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  • 23 September 2020

    Pandemics and panic buying

    We have all seen images on TV, the internet and in the newspapers of entire shelves in grocery stores and other retail stores emptied from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But why do people experience this shopping fever during crises?
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  • 9 September 2020

    Grieving experiences in the context of a pandemic: how to support individual and collective grief

    In recent months, voices have been raised calling for a national strategy to support mass grieving and bereavement during the current and future pandemics. But what programs and services could be put in place to support those who must cope with the loss of a loved one during pandemics?
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  • 26 August 2020

    Alternatives to the car

    Many older adults say that they have no other options than the car for getting around… Yet there are a variety of alternative modes of transportation: public transit, flexible or adapted transportation, taxi, bicycle, walking. So, what is preventing them from adopting alternative modes of transport?
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Public Health Agency of Canada

Stay on top of the current coronavirus disease situation in Canada with the most recent updates, information about symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Learn about financial and economic supports, travel advisories, and other useful information about being prepared. Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada's COVID-19 web page.

World Health Organization

Get the latest updates from the World Health Organization and view their Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Dashboard that shows the current global statistics concerning the pandemic.