Welcome to Healthy Aging Canada
Healthy Aging Canada is a new research collaboration that leverages the expertise and infrastructure of AGE-WELL and Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) to lead evidence-based social, health care, and technology research that will improve the healthy aging experience of older Canadians and their care partners.
To become a world leader in healthy aging research, we need to build a world class aging innovation ecosystem. Ours has three pillars – capacity-building (EPIC-AT), technology adoption (envisAGE) and research —no one pillar alone is sufficient. Healthy Aging Canada provides the critical research pillar to an ecosystem for aging research and innovation across the older adult life course, from aging well with minimal limitations to end-of-life care. Healthy Aging Canada is designed to ensure that cutting-edge research continues to fill the pipeline, so that it does not dry up.
Healthy Aging Canada combines AGE-WELL’s focus on developing and validating technology-based solutions for daily living and caregiving across settings with CFN’s focus on clinical, practice, and behaviour change research across the community, long-term care, palliative care, and end-of-life care settings.
The Healthy Aging Canada research collaboration responds to the urgent need to modernize Canada’s approach to aging as the country is poised to be considered “super-aged” by 2035, with one in four Canadians older than 65.
AGE-WELL and CFN are uniquely positioned to deliver effective solutions that support older Canadians and their care partners
Over the last decade, AGE-WELL and CFN have each led national research networks with a mission to support healthy aging for older adults and care partners.
This new collaboration is not a merger – it is a turn-key solution that leverages the strengths and assets of our two high-performing networks. As a result, Healthy Aging Canada will hit the ground running to lead research in healthy aging innovation.
As we work to lay the groundwork for this new research collaboration, AGE-WELL in collaboration with CFN have announced 17 research projects through the 2023 Catalyst Funding Program in Healthy Aging. Learn more here.
We are seeking funding from the Strategic Science Fund program, jointly administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and Health Canada, to support this pan-Canadian research initiative.