Grants

Grants

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Breaking down barriers to active, engaged aging

How the RTOERO Foundation is helping combat social isolation in seniors Social isolation can be twice as deadly as obesity; it’s as big a killer […]

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New funding announced for 2020 grant program

The RTOERO Foundation is pleased to announce $100,000 in new funding for projects that advance our collective knowledge about the impact of social isolation and […]

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$75,000 in grants awarded for social isolation research and prevention

The RTOERO Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual grant program. The announcement was made by Board Chair Joanne Murphy at the RTOERO annual […]

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“Senior Friendly 7” to receive $50k grant from Foundation in honour of RTOERO’s 50th anniversary

In recognition of 50 years of RTOERO serving its education community in retirement, the RTOERO Foundation announced today a $50,000 grant to be awarded to […]

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RTOERO Foundation announces $100,000 in new grants to address social isolation of seniors

The RTOERO Foundation announced today the funding of four new projects, valued at $100,000, to address social isolation of older adults across the province. “Social […]

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RTOERO Foundation Announces $150,000 in New Grants for Aging Research and Training

The RTOERO Foundation announced today the funding of five new projects, totaling $150,000, to advance research and training in the field of aging. “There is […]