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Kitchen Volunteer survey

Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Statistics, Volunteering - Personal

Have you volunteered in our kitchen, helping to prepare or package meals? If yes, we want to hear from you! The kitchen team is looking for ways to improve the volunteer experience during kitchen shifts and a big part of that is collecting feedback from the community. We invite you to take a few minutes to fill out the survey, …

Survey: We need your input!

Featured, Statistics, Volunteering - Personal, Youth

Calling all current and past volunteers, client-members, donors, board members and staff! We invite you to feed our work by answering the survey below. The purpose of this survey is to assess Santropol Roulant’s impact in the area of community engagement. By answering these questions, you are helping us determine if the Roulant’s activities are engaging people to the degree …

Amplifying Voices Video #1: Meet the Stars

Amplifying Voices, Communications, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Statistics, Stories, Video, Volunteering - Personal

Amplifying Voices is a video project that explores the lives and realities of six seniors who receive meals-on-wheels from Santropol Roulant. Meet the characters: Our six stars share a bit about who they are, where they come from and what they’re about. Kateri Décary, Meals-on-Wheels Director at Santropol Roulant, tells us a bit about the meals-on-wheels clients.   Who participated? Santropol Roulant’s meals-on-wheels …

Teleconference from Geneva – The Right to Food

Communications, Events, Food, Statistics

ERRATUM – We have just realized that the start time was set to 12:30 on the website. Please note that the event starts at noon. Apologies for any inconveniences. Mark your calendars for a live video-cast all the way from Geneva, Switzerland! Back in early May of 2012, along with other civil society organizations, the Roulant had the pleasure of speaking …

Get involved with a Video Project: Amplifying Voices

Communications, Seniors, Statistics, Stories, Video, Volunteering - Personal

Intro Starting in early 2013, we’ll be carrying out a video project called Amplifying Voices with the support of the Federal Government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. Over the course of the winter and early spring, we’ll be conducting interviews with seniors, editing the footage, and posting 8 short videos that explore the realities of seniors. Through these videos and …

When Does ‘Old Age’ Start?

Seniors, Statistics, Stories

Old man sitting on a bench in Melbourne

I found this interesting article by Chad Brooks on Yahoo! News in which he looks at a new study from Oregon State University’s Michelle Barnhart. The study of 80-something year olds suggests that, much more than age itself, our perceptions of an individual’s level of autonomy are what matters the most in defining the start of old age. Her conclusion, clear and concise, …

Letter from Hélène Laverdière, MP

Publications, Seniors, Statistics

Yesterday, we were happy to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. In the evening, we had the pleasure of receiving a letter from Hélène Laverdière, MP and NDP representative of Laurier-Sainte-Marie. The publication of her letter below is meant to be non-partisan. If we share it with you today, it is to celebrate a choice of words that we …