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Help make Ontario courts accessible for people with disabilities

The Ontario Courts Accessibility Committee is currently conducting a survey with the aim to make courthouses in the province more accessible to those with disabilities. If you have relevant experience, please consider taking the survey! The following language is taken from the survey: If you have a disability and have used an Ontario courthouse, we […]

Participants needed for study on shingles vaccine

A new study being conducted by QualityMetric, which specializes in patient-reported outcomes research, is seeking to understand why patients in Canada who get the Shingrix vaccine do or do not get both doses. The study will include input from patients, age 50 and older, who received the vaccine between January 2018 and March 2020. Shingrix […]

Help researchers better understand social isolation in older adults

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Life Course and Aging are conducting a study on the best policies and practices, nationally and internationally, with respect to social isolation. The researchers are looking for 200 participants (people over the age of 65) to complete an online survey about their experiences and perspectives on social […]

Bringing the Voices of Canadian Seniors Together in the Fight Against Influenza

This new research project, led by The International Federation on Ageing (IFA), aims to create a better understanding the barriers that Canadian seniors may experience in being vaccinated against influenza. Adult immunization has long been a central pillar of our advocacy. We wholeheartedly support this research and encourage all of our members to complete the […]

Help bridge the ‘age gap’ in Canada

There’s an old saying that ‘age is just a number’ yet, all too often, it needlessly drives a wedge between generations due to ageist pre-conceptions. The truth is that, when younger and older people come together, everybody wins. CanAge has partnered with InterGen Studio™, a charitable project led by a group of cross-disciplinary experts (broadcasters, […]

Experiences of Frontline Healthcare Providers Who Have Cared for Dying Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The University of Manitoba is conducting research into the experiences of frontline healthcare workers who have cared for dying patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have relevant lived experience, please consider adding your voice to this important research! About the Study Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov – a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University […]

Open call to join anti-ageism advisory group

Attention CanAge Members! University of Alberta (Faculty of Nursing) is recruiting people aged 60 and older to serve on an advisory group for the purpose of developing strategies to diminish ageism in Canada. If you are interested in more information or in becoming a part of the advisory group, please contact Sherry Dahlke at [email protected] […]

Innovative theatre production seeks firsthand experiences of long-term care

Anna Buhrmann, McMaster University student and recipient of the Drs. Jolie Ringash and Glen Bandiera Renaissance Award, is creating a piece of verbatim theatre that explores long-term care from the perspectives of staff, residents, and family members. To guide the creation of the piece, Anna is collecting firsthand accounts of experiences lived by these groups […]

Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is seeking participants for a series of virtual consultation events on strategies for including people living with dementia in decision making. The events will run from July 2021 to March 2022. If you are living with dementia or other disabilities, or are a caregiver for someone who is, they […]

SURVEY: Help shape the future of long-term care

Previously, we shared this inaugural survey created by The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group). The survey aims to collect feedback from as many Canadians as possible on what needs to be included in new service standards of long-term care in Canada. The survey closes at […]

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