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RFP Closed – Implementation of the Better at Home Aboriginal Engagement Strategy

May 8th, 2017

This opportunity is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted an RFP.

Better at Home (BH) is a non-medical home support program managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) and funded through the Government of British Columbia (BC). Non-medical home support services are designed to assist seniors and elders with simple day-to-day tasks and are delivered primarily by non-profit agencies. Services provided across the 67 program locations include light yard work, minor home repairs, transportation to appointments, snow shoveling, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, and friendly visiting. The goals of the program are to help seniors and elders continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.

Better at Home strives to ensure access to services to a diverse range of seniors and elders in BC. A BH First Nation Strategy proposes to develop an approach for delivering non-medical home supports to First Nations older adults in a way that works best for their unique circumstances. This strategy looks particularly at how we engage and best work within communities. Recognizing the importance of building capacity within community, establishing programs in First Nations communities empowers these communities to respond to the needs of their older adults, to develop and build internal capacity, and to provide opportunities to partner with external allies. As of 2017, Better at Home serves elders in the Cowichan Tribes, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Stό:lō Territory and the Gitxsan First Nations.

See the Request for Proposals (RFP) for more details.

Proposal Deadline

Please email your proposal by April 7th, 2017 at 4PM to:

Kahir Lalji
Provincial Manager, Better at Home
United Way of the Lower Mainland
kahirl@betterathome.ca

Please also see this posting on Charity Village.