University of Toronto researchers are developing a mobile app for seniors that will allow them to give feedback and determine if public spaces are senior-friendly. To be eligible for the study, you must be:
– 65+ years old
– Have access to an iPhone
If you are interested in participating in this study, please call 416-978-0302 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Author: Sylvia Perel Levin
Source: UN Special
Older persons worldwide experience discrimination and the violation of their human rights at family, community, institutional and societal levels. The unprecedented ageing of the global population means that discrimination is likely to increase. We live longer in every region of the world and it is one of the greatest achievements of humanity. But do we live well in our old age? Sadly, older people encounter numerous barriers to their enjoyment of human rights.
Older persons are not a homogenous, separate group. Age alone does not define them. In fact, ageing applies to the whole population regardless of group or identity. Unless you die young, you will grow old. Human rights should apply to everyone everywhere throughout the course of life. But in reality, upper-age limits in all fields of life prevent older persons from exercising their rights, whether it is employment, access to health and care services, training, housing or participation in decision-making. Age becomes the only basis for discrimination that is still accepted and enshrined in legislation and policies. Keep Reading »
CCMW Montreal Chapter member and National Board member Shaheen Ashraf speaks on the Quebec shooting on CTV news.
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From God we come and to God we return
Salaam, greetings of peace to all our friends,
As Canadians and as Muslims we are horrified that Muslims in Quebec City have been gunned down while at prayers in their local mosque on Sunday January 29th, 2017.
We are proud Canadians and find it incomprehensible that in our land of peace and tolerance, there are some people who have such hatred in their hearts that they have killed innocent people who have done them no harm.
We are comforted by the messages of sympathy that have been sent to us. Our condolences and prayers for the families who have lost their loved ones in this carnage of killings, and our prayers for those who were wounded.
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