Through funded research and knowledge translation projects and targeted Network activities, Canadian Frailty Network partners with Member Institutions (including universities and teaching hospitals), companies, government departments and agencies, health charities and not-for-profit groups to increase the impact of resources by:
- Jointly investing in collaborative research and training projects to leverage funding and ensure a critical mass of expertise and resources
- Fast-tracking joint projects with commercial and therapeutic potential
- Providing networking opportunities for CFN researchers, and industry and other potential partners, through the Network's annual conference, national forum, webinars and other KT activities
Today, the CFN Network includes over 400 frailty health researchers, 44 university and teaching hospitals, 20 industry and business partners, over 100 community agencies and 20 government agencies.
For partnership opportunities please contact:
Manager, Partnerships, Development and Government Relations
Bus: (613) 549-6666, x.6210
Examples of CFN Collaborations
Corporately, CFN partners with other organizations on research calls, knowledge translation activities and targeted projects that address improving care for frail elderly Canadians.
CFN partnered with the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) and others on a study to evaluate palliative care physicians needs and current resources.
Currently only 30 percent of Canadians have access to palliative care, despite evidence that palliative care provides better pain and symptom management, better patient and family satisfaction, lower system costs, and in some cases, increased longevity. Growing recognition of these factors has raised expectations for access to palliative care across Canada. An appropriately trained workforce in all health care disciplines, including medicine, will be required. No comprehensive data existed regarding the palliative physician workforce in Canada, and is needed to support collaborative planning with policymakers to optimize societal needs. CFN was pleased to partner with the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) and others on systematically evaluating available and required physicians, workload and remuneration.
Results of the study were published in late spring 2015.
CFN and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University partnered to provide a unique funding opportunity for research scientists and engineers developing technologies that can be used to better the lives of the seriously ill, frail elderly. The Health Technology Innovation Grant (HTIG) Program provided funding for six proof-of-concept research projects of up to 12 months duration at a maximum funding amount of $20,000.