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  • We are proud to announce that Better Living Health and Community Services has received a $54,000 grant from the City of Toronto for the Better Connections Project to lead the development and implementation of a seasonal temporary worker recruitment and engagement strategy to improve brokerage based snow and lawn care services across the GTA within our Home Maintenance Program. The Better Connections Project will strengthen the enrollment and retention of seasonal temporary workers by standardizing and improving the recruitment and onboarding processes across the 12 City of Toronto funded Lawn and Snow Care programs.  Through these funds, the Better Connections Project will; create standardized recruitment materials, implement effective recruitment and engagement tactics, and improve the onboarding and orientation processes for new seasonal temporary workers. Overall ensuring that seniors across the City of Toronto receive the same quality of service in a professional and respectful manner.Over the next 8 months, an internal Better Connections Project Team will be developed to work on developing and implementing this project work.  If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Emily Hope, Manager, In-Home Services at ehope@betterlivinghealth.org.

 

  • Better Living received notification from the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport that our grant submission to the 2017-18 Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund for our “LEAD Program” Learning Exercises for Active Dance” Seniors Dance Program has been approved. With this one year project, we will be offering free dance programming for seniors including Therapeutic Indian Dance, Line Dancing, Chinese Dancing and more.

 

  • Better Living received funding from the Ontario Seniors Secretariat to host The Better Together (BT) project is a senior volunteer training program to enable peer to peer support to reduce social isolation and connect seniors. The BT project will feature two groups of senior volunteers each in an eight-week session of volunteer lunch and learn opportunities. Each session will be 1.5 hours including lunch, workshop, question and answers and workshop evaluation. If you are interested in learning more about this project please contact Dena Silverberg at dsilverberg@betterlivinghealth.org.

 

  • Better Living has been granted $49,000 over 11 months to deliver a project at the Margaret Bahen Residential Hospice called, “Baking a World of Difference.” A volunteer-driven, sustainable kitchen program at a residential hospice. Building inclusive and engaged communities together, this initiative is helping people who are isolated have connections in their community and has an impact on the lives of the volunteers, staff, caregivers, clients, and people in the community.