AGE-WELL NCE (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life NCE Inc.) is Canada’s technology and aging network. AGE-WELL is dedicated to the creation of technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. Our aim is to help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life through technologies and services that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation.
Launched in 2015 through the federally-funded Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program, AGE-WELL addresses a wide range of complex issues in technology and aging through receptor-driven transdisciplinary research, training programs, partnerships, knowledge mobilization and the commercial development of technologies. AGE-WELL is funded through the NCE program to the end of fiscal year 2022-2023.
AGE-WELL drives research and innovation across eight Challenge Areas (CAs), designed to “move the dial” when it comes to supporting older adults and caregivers in Canada—and achieving social and economic impact. AGE-WELL research projects are supported by six Crosscutting themes.
AGE-WELL has 42 member universities and research centres across Canada. Nearly 400 industry, government and non-profit partners have joined our network and the number continues to grow. Over 4,700 older adults and caregivers are involved to ensure that products are practical and useful.
Canada’s leadership in technology and aging benefits the world.
To develop a community of researchers, older adults, caregivers, partners and future leaders that accelerates the delivery of technology-based solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.
Based on a strong and leading scientific research foundation
Using a transdisciplinary approach, we share knowledge, ideas and resources across disciplines and stakeholder groups to generate better outcomes
We train the best and brightest academic and industry talent
We are recognized globally in the area of technology and aging
We are engaged in a continuous process to create new ideas and solutions
We uphold the highest ethical and intellectual standards in our research and business activities
We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our network.
Host Institution and Network Management Office
AGE-WELL is hosted by the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research hospital. AGE-WELL’s Network Management Office, based at Toronto Rehab – UHN, facilitates the day-to-day functions and activities of the network. The Network Management Office is responsible for managing activities and programs to support networking, professional and student development, research opportunities, commercialization and knowledge mobilization.