for current CFN Trainees and Alumni

Learn More


CFN Frailty Innovation Showcase “Frailty Innovation of the Year”




CFN Frailty Innovation Showcase “Conference Choice”




The top trainees at our annual Conference and have a look at their posters




CFN Frailty Webinar Series


Register Online

Canada’s Network for Older Canadians Living with Frailty

Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is Canada’s sole network devoted to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty and supporting their families and caregivers.

We do this by increasing frailty recognition and assessment, by increasing evidence for decision-making, by advancing evidence-based changes to care, by training the next generation of care professionals and scientists, by catalyzing change in Canada’s health and social care systems, and always by engaging with older adults and their families and caregivers.


Congratulations to Dr. Olga Theou, CFN young investigator!

Congratulations to Olga Theou, who received a research excellence award at the Dalhousie School of Medicine Research Evening on November 8, 2018. Olga is an outstanding CFN young investigator, and CFN Frailty Fellowship Supervisor. As CFN Network Investigator Ken Rockwood put it, “A richly deserved award to an outstanding young scientist. Olga is providing exemplary...

Initial funding by CFN can lead to larger follow-on application-based research and KT studies

CFN has played an important part in contributing to frailty research evidence by directly funding both innovative, fundamental proof-of-concept discovery work and larger application-based research studies. Initial funding from CFN has led to many of our Network researchers securing larger follow-on application-based research funding from various federal and provincial funding agencies as well as from...

Proactively and consistently measuring frailty can help support individuals living with frailty to remain as independent as possible

More than one million Canadians are living with frailty, but a lack of consistent measurement of the condition is potentially exposing patients to inappropriate care. Canadian Frailty Network recently commissioned a report from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) exploring this issue. The NIA/CFN report We Can’t Address What We Don’t Measure Consistently: Building Consensus...

HOLD THE DATE … CFN 2019 National Conference

The Canadian Frailty Network’s next National Conference will be held in Toronto on September 25-27. Frailty matters. 1.2 million Canadians 65-plus live with frailty as do 2.5 million Canadians who are their caregivers and hundreds of thousands more in our healthcare workforce. CFN is Canada’s only national network dedicated to older Canadians living with frailty...

Medication optimization matters with older adults living with frailty

Older adults living with frailty and multiple chronic conditions are often prescribed many medicines, which by design address these conditions individually, but cumulatively may have a negative impact on health outcomes. This is known as polypharmacy, and it is a serious health concern affecting more than half of Canadians aged 65 years and older. Medications...

Volunteers can help improve quality of life for older adults living with frailty

N-CARE stands for navigating, connecting, accessing, resourcing and engaging, and was designed to help them navigate community services and resources with the help of trained volunteers.  The program is scaling up following a very successful pilot study funded by CFN. This page is still being migrated. Please check back tomorrow.