Who Cares?, a three-year community-based participatory research project study, funded by the Community College Social Innovation Fund (NSERC), is a partnership with Emily Carr University, Douglas College, and the Seniors’ Planning Table on the Sunshine Coast. The purpose of the project is to create, develop and evaluate an emergent model of elder care on the Sunshine Coast grounded in arts-based practices. An emergent model is an adaptive and relational leadership model that builds from the strength of relationships, connections, and networks. The results of this project will enable the community to use participatory arts-based practices to support elder care over the long term. By doing this, a greater number of people in the community will be engaged in elder care, relieving the existing pressure points in traditional health care settings.
Dates: 2022- Present
Partnered with: Emily Carr UniversityDouglas CollegeSC Senior’s Planning Table
What kind of community do you want to age into? How can we inspire more meaningful connections between us and elders requiring care in our community? How do we transform ‘caring’ into creative acts of resilience? These are just some of the questions we’ll be exploring in the months and years to come.