Grants

Grants

RTOERO Foundation issues call for grant proposals
RTOERO Foundation issues call for grant proposals

The RTOERO Foundation is now accepting letters of intent for grants of $10,000 to $50,000 to support projects that aim to improve seniors’ health and […]

Social isolation and loneliness: what’s the difference, and what can we do?
Social isolation and loneliness: what’s the difference, and what can we do?

Social isolation and loneliness are often used interchangeably, but are they the same thing? Not exactly. Their difference, implications and possible solutions are broken down […]

Pride at every age: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ aging in Canada
Pride at every age: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ aging in Canada

Our health and social service systems continue to be imperfect. Within healthcare and in the community older adults with intersectional identities face ageism plus other […]

New project examines mentally healthy living after social distancing
New project examines mentally healthy living after social distancing

How has the pandemic impacted the mental health of older adults in Canada? Which evidence-informed strategies are most effective in helping older adults reduce anxiety […]

Social isolation grant triggers cascade of positive outcomes in Prince Edward County
Social isolation grant triggers cascade of positive outcomes in Prince Edward County

In 2017, the RTOERO Foundation provided a $25,000 grant to The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, a non-profit organization in Prince Edward […]

RTOERO Foundation donors make dementia research possible
RTOERO Foundation donors make dementia research possible

Students interacting with dementia patients received training on interpersonal communication strategies through an education program called the Gentle Persuasive Approach. The education program, made possible […]

Two new grants awarded in 2020
Two new grants awarded in 2020

The RTOERO Foundation’s most recent call for proposals focused on ways to better understand and address the issue of social isolation among friend and family […]

Your donation at work: The power of connection
Your donation at work: The power of connection

“I never write someone else’s story,” says Melissa Wysocki, a community connector with the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan. “I sit down and have conversations […]

How our granting cycle works
How our granting cycle works

While on the surface, it may appear that awarding money to fund research is a simple process, it is far from the reality of a […]