The Raising the Profile Project (RPP) is a provincial network started in 2016 whose goal is to highlight the key role played by non-profit and municipal community-based seniors’ services in supporting seniors to build new social connections, remain physically and mentally active, and retain their independence for as long as possible.

We are:

  • Identifying the impact and challenges of community-based seniors’ services
  • Making recommendations about innovative ways to ensure long-term capacity of the community-based seniors’ services sector to meet the rising and increasingly complex needs of British Columbia’s aging population now and into the future
  • Laying groundwork for a united sector that makes the best use of available resources
  • Supporting the sector be in a position to demonstrate its value

What we learned from province-wide community consultations.

Throughout the Spring of 2017, we hosted seven regional consultation meetings across B.C. to bring together regional communities to identify ways to support and sustain the Community-based Seniors’ Services Sector in B.C. Find out what we learned from these consultations in our report Raising the Profile Project: Findings and Recommendations from the Community Consultations.

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Find out what the research is saying about the sector.

We looked at what the research (both academic and non-academic) is saying about the Community-based Seniors’ Services sector. Our report brings together the key evidence on the sector’s role in promoting health, well-being and resilience for seniors. The research shows that a greater emphasis on health promotion and prevention programming can result in significant improvements in seniors’ health, and reductions in the use of the healthcare system.  Report now available.

Why this project?

Find more about why we decided to take on the Raising The Profile project.