COVID-19 updates

AGE-WELL is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and is taking steps to support our grant recipients, trainees, partners, committee members, employees—and the wider community. AGE-WELL Network Management Office staff are now working remotely. We encourage you to contact us by email.

AGE-WELL is canceling or postponing non-essential events and travel through April (more detail to come).

Update on COVID-19 and impact on AGE-WELL Programs and Operations (March 18)

AGE-WELL has received numerous questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect various programs and operations. Specifically, we have been asked whether communications will be issued about our position on:

  • no cost extensions;
  • end of year financial reporting;
  • annual reporting to NCE;
  • funding competition timelines;
  • booked travel

AGE-WELL follows the rules and policies of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) with regard to financial administration and will aim to share updates with our research community as soon as possible that align with Tri-agency measures. We anticipate that we will be in a position to confirm initial extension and postponement timelines by end of week.

Should you have any urgent questions or concerns, please contact info@agewell-nce.ca.

Tri-agency message on COVID-19 (March 16)


AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

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Alex Mihailidis on Goldhawk Fights Back

Mar 27 2015

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Feb 25 2015

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Feb 17 2015

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Sep 12 2014

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