AGE-WELL’s 4th Annual EPIC Summer Institute 

Co-Creating Possibilities: Staying Connected and Strengthening Social Networks

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July 8 – 12, 2019

Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Quebec

Applications will be open in Forum until April 12, 2019

An engaged and connected population of older Canadians and caregivers has significant benefits for our economy and our communities. While studies show that participation in community activities positively influences health and socioeconomic outcomes for older adults, approximately 20% of seniors in Canada currently experience social isolation.

From teleconferencing applications that bring seniors and caregivers together with friends and relatives who live far away to digital storytelling tools that foster intergenerational dialogue, Canadians are looking to technology-based innovations to keep them connected to the people they love and engaged in their favourite activities.

2019 AGE-WELL Summer Institute applicants will work directly with stakeholders to co-create innovative solutions – technologies, policies, and services – that will strengthen the social networks of older adults and/or caregivers and enhance their capacity to be active members of Canadian society.


  • Applicants must be current network HQP in good standing (e.g. have completed reporting requirements, returned all signed documents etc.) who have not attended a previous AGE-WELL Summer Institute
  • Preference will be given to HQP who have made measurable progress towards completing, or have completed, the EPIC (Early Professionals, Inspired Careers) training program

AGE-WELL will cover the cost of economy travel, accommodation, breakfasts and lunches for all Canadian-based applicants. Those requiring international flights will be asked to cover the cost of their travel to the Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (Montreal) or the MacDonald-Cartier International Airport (Ottawa).


Read more about previous AGE-WELL EPIC Summer Institutes here.