Canadian Frailty Network
Better Care for Frail Older Canadians
Canada’s population is aging quickly. Today, many Canadians are living longer and healthier into their later years. But as the number of seniors grows, so does the number of frail elderly people with more complex health challenges and care needs.
CFN is Canada’s exclusive network for frail older adults. Funded by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), we facilitate evidence-based research, knowledge sharing and clinical practices that improve healthcare outcomes for frail older Canadians, their families and caregivers. CFN takes a collaborative and patient-first approach – with our industry, academic, care-provider and patient-advocate partners, we lead Canadian research, knowledge mobilization and training focused on the urgent care needs of this vulnerable population.
News & Views
News | February 20,20172017 Annual Conference Registration OPEN!
News | February 15,2017A scoping review of evidence for measuring frailty in hospital settings
Events | July 9,2017World Conference on Movement and Cognition
Events | June 1,201713th Annual CSPCP Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference
- Blog Posts | October 31,2016Why frailty matters
- Blog Posts | July 26,2016New health accord should consider a model based on frailty
More than a million Canadian seniors are living with frailty: this may double by 2022. What does Canada’s healthcare system need to look like in 2022 to meet this challenge? What evidence is needed? How do we scale best practices nationally? What domestic and international collaboratives could be formed to expedite this? How can we engage our citizens to transform care of older frail Canadians?
Contribute to answering these questions and more at the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) 2017 National Conference: Canada’s pre-eminent conference on frailty. Join April 23-24 in Toronto to hear from, share knowledge, brainstorm and network with leading experts in the field – addressing the full continuum of care, education/training and citizen engagement. In addition to presenting the latest knowledge – looking ahead to the next five years and beyond will be a focal point and recurring theme throughout the conference.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to contribute to improving healthcare for frail older Canadians.
Perspectives on aging and frailty health with Dr. Duncan Sinclair
View a compelling video from CFN Board Members and former Queen's University Dean of Medicine, Dr. Duncan Sinclair. Dr. Sinclair describes what frailty means to him, and the steps he is taking to delay the onset of frailty and to ensure his end-of-life care decisions are closely followed. Dr. Sinclair spoke at our Giving Voice to Frail Elderly Canadians conference in 2015.