The Ethical Hustle

Vancouver's historic Hollywood Theatre vs. cultural taxidermy

Although our city is one of the youngest urban centres on our continent, we have some incredible pieces of multi-generational history. As the oldest family-run theatre in North America, an evening at...

Healing while living and dying in Vancouver

In the world of end-of-life care in Vancouver BC, an interesting intersection exists between bureaucratic policies and New Age gurus selling answers to life’s heartaches. Sue Hurd and Sue Wong have...

Risks of senior isolation in British Columbia and new solutions

On August 28th, news reporters in British Columbia distributed the disturbing story of an elderly man who died after falling in his home. The man who fell was discovered by a concerned caretaker, who...

Women Changemakers Recharge at Confluence Retreat

Lisa Gibson and Darcy Riddell understand that women working for change can be at risk of being over-extended and burnt out. This depletion can occur from working long hours while juggling motherhood...

Awesome local seniors and the importance of high tea

“Now make sure that the tea isn’t anemic,” said Graeme as she plated fresh cookies from the bakery down the street. She looked elegant in a cool turquoise colour that matched the rest of her outfit...

Five tips for surviving caregiving in Canada

When someone you love is suffering, it is easy to feel worn down, angry and defeated. As you confront the daunting walls of medical bureaucracy, it may seem impossible to go on.  Remember that...

Better home support for dying patients in Vancouver would improve hospital wait times

Dorothy sits across from me at Calhoun’s on West Broadway in Vancouver, BC. Her eyes are bright and relentlessly honest. Although slight creases in her face suggest her age, she seems light. Her...

Can a network health care tool prevent caregiver burnout and patient isolation?

When I discovered Tyze in 2011, I was able to shift out of an isolated reality of caregiving and build a network of support that functioned as a lifeline.

The truth about dying in Vancouver

When my dying mother was sent home from the hospital, I was enlisted as a nurse without training.

Local gifts create employment for Downtown Eastside women

Local Vancouver corporate gifts are creating employment for Women on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
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