Shannon Hebblethwaite, CREGÉS researcher, receives FRQS IMPULSION – Appui à la relance économique Grant.

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23 August 2021

Shannon Hebblethwaite, CREGÉS researcher, receives FRQS IMPULSION – Appui à la relance économique Grant.

Title of the project: “Non-profit organizations and COVID-19: Understanding, mapping, and enhancing community care for older adults in Montreal in a post-pandemic world.”

Shannon Hebblethwaite PhD., (principal investigator) and co-investigators Meghan Joy, PhD., Kim Sawchuk PhD., Eric Craven and Tracie Swim have been awarded a grant for this instrumental case study exploring the key role played by non-profit organizations in Montreal that supported older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to principal investigator and CREGÉS researcher Shannon Hebblethwaite, PhD., and co-investigators Meghan Joy, PhD., researcher at engAGE Concordia's Centre for Research on Aging and Équipe de recherche VIES, Kim Sawchuk, PhD., CREGÉS researcher, Eric Craven, Community Development Librarian at The Atwater Library and Computer Centre and Tracie Swim from Extra Miles – friendly senior visiting program and The West-end Intergenerational Network (WIN) for obtaining the IMPULSION Grant - Appui à la relance économique from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FQRS) for the project “Non-profit organizations and COVID-19: Understanding, mapping, and enhancing community care for older adults in Montreal in a post-pandemic world”. This project is an instrumental case study exploring the key role played by non-profit organizations in Montreal that supported older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although they are under-resourced, they are key sites of social innovation, creativity, job creation, and economic growth. The goal will be to document and to analyze the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic on this sector, and their future role and needs as they head into a post-pandemic world. What insights from the pandemic ‘experience’ can be mobilized to strengthen this vital sector in Quebec’s socio-economic recovery? How can we develop effective strategies to share promising practices between different sectors (e.g., housing, transportation, food security, social participation)? What policy changes are needed to better service older people and this non-profit sector?