Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership (SISSIP) Network
PICS announces the launch of a new website for their NHSP funded project, the Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership (SISSIP) Network. On Monday June 22, 2020 The Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership (SISSIP) Network Project announced the launch of their new website. The website, www.seniorssocialinclusion.ca offers progress and updates on the five-year funded project, including initiatives that will be undertaken by the Network of six Organizations to make Surrey an intercultural and socially engaged community for seniors 55+. The website layout and design are inspired from a previously successful NHSP funded project, the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan. It features an accessibility menu, designed specifically for seniors’ use which includes: larger text size, contrasting colors, text spacing and reading text aloud amongst other features. Other features include an interactive map which provides easy navigation between Surrey’s six neighbourhoods and directs users to neighbourhood specific projects. An interactive calendar feature also highlights upcoming events and activities and takes users to an information page where they can easily register for activities. The website has been designed with feedback from seniors making it is easy to follow and navigate. To leave feedback or inputs to further improve accessibility, contact the team under the ‘Contact us’ section. More about the SISSIP Network Project: The project is a Collective Impact initiative funded by Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program, to address barriers to social inclusion and engagement for seniors 55+ and make Surrey a more interculturally inclusive and engaged community. The project will receive 4 million in funding and will be implemented from September 2019 to August 2024. The Network consists of six organizations – Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) leading the project as the Backbone Organization along with City of Surrey, Seniors Come Share Society, SOURCES, Semiahmoo House Society and Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) as collaborating organizations.