The exchange of knowledge with other researchers, partners, and the general public via a strategic program of communication and outreach is an integral component of RAPP. Governments, service providers and not-for-profit agencies use our research to inform policies, improve practice and advocate for better programs to serve older adults, adults with disabilities, and family/friend caregivers. Members of our team are often interviewed by the media to help inform the public of issues associated with aging and family/friend care.  


Recently published

Keating, N. & Eales, J. (2017). Social consequences of family care of adults: a scoping review. International Journal of Care and Caring, 1(2): 153-173, DOI: 10.1332/239788217X14937990731749 

How deep is the digital divide? ICT literacy and the role of assistive technology in helping older workers - May 2017

As the Canadian economy becomes increasingly knowledge-based and technology-driven, older workers who struggle with computers and other technologies may find themselves less employable. By understanding the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy skills of older workers, we can develop strategies to help older workers retain their current jobs, gain new jobs, or use assistive technologies more effectively to balance the “double burden” of paid work and family care. Using Canadian data drawn from the OECD’s Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIACC) administered between 2011 and 2012, we describe older workers’ ICT literacy and the factors that put them at risk of poor ICT literacy skills.


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