Research and collaborations

Research collaboration with private sector


  • The Canadian Medical Association will be an official collaborator of the Age-Friendly Societies Forum taking place April 30 and May 1st, 2018.
  • Support for the LIFE Research Institute and the International Longevity Centre - Canada in their efforts to outline an action plan for Canada’s involvement in the development of a United Nations Convention for the Rights of Older Persons has been offered by Canadian Medical Association and le Réseau FADOQ . The UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Ageing Meeting is July 23 to 26, 2018.


  • October 2017: Development of a guide for sensitizing Long-Term Care Communities to the importance of the five senses in quality of life (Lead researcher: Dr. Chantal Backman, School of Nursing). In collaboration with Sodexo, a guide was produced for targeting organizations who service older adults who may need assisted services. The document outlines key messages and provides approaches for enhancing organizational and public awareness of the importance of the senses in assisted living environments. The guide can be found here. An audit tool is currently being developed through this collaboration.
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