Society is changing, and our approach to life-long care isn’t working. Population aging stresses a strained health system and care partners. The world is changing, and communities need to reinvent themselves to build prosperity. This is fundamentally a citizen problem. It presents an opportunity for real citizen-driven change.
Building Canada’s most compassionate community
23 sponsors across all aspects of community life
120 community partners
Reaching 1,500 vulnerable citizens
Growing to reach 10,000 elderly, disabled and isolated citizens over time
Mobilizing 1,000+ neighbours and volunteers
Making an impact by improving quality of life, equity, happiness and value by 5 to 10% year over year
Care by the Numbers
80% of helping behaviour starts with a specific request or offer of help
80% of care at home is provided informally by family, friends and volunteers
80% of people experience health concerns each month; ¾ of the problems are managed without formal assistance
70% of Canadians would prefer to die at home but the reality is 2/3 of us will die in hospital
22% of Ontario caregivers of people receiving home care feel distressed or overwhelmed
20% of people in Windsor-Essex could benefit from compassionate community care including: 3,000 people likely in their last year of life; 6,000 people with dementia; 10,000 seniors who live alone; 16,500 people over 80 years old; and 58,000 people with a disability.