Media Room

Welcome to CFN’s Media Room

Canadian Frailty Network is Canada’s network for older adults living with frailty. We facilitate evidence-based research, knowledge sharing and clinical practices that improve healthcare outcomes for older Canadians living with frailty, their families and caregivers.

Canadian Frailty Network is your source of experts on a wide variety of topics relating to health and social care for older adults living with frailty. Click the link for our media backgrounder, The Concept of “Frailty” and How it Can Help Reform our Health System.

Our experts are available for speaking engagements, and for media comments or interviews.

For a quick response, please email: Kate Cooke, Manager, Communications.

Recent Media Releases

December 4, 2018 — FREDERICTON – Canadian Frailty Network and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) announce projects funded

New Brunswick has Canada’s highest concentration of citizens over 65. NBHRF and CFN introduced the CFN-NBHRF Frailty and Aging Research Engagement (FARE) initiative to address the needs of these vulnerable New Brunswickers.  This fund is used to pursue research and knowledge translation in the area of older adults living with frailty. The latest projects funded address issues often experienced by older adults living with frailty: hospital-to-home transitions, the social effects of moving to assisted living, home support following surgery, and retaining mobility. En français.

September 24, 2018, TORONTO: Frailty impacting more than 1 million Canadians: Consensus needed to measure common condition

More than 1 million Canadians are living with frailty, but a lack of consistent measurement of the condition is potentially exposing patients to inappropriate care, according to a new report from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA), Ryerson University, commissioned by the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN). We Can’t Address What We Don’t Measure Consistently: Building Consensus on Frailty in Canada is authored by Dr. Samir Sinha, Dr. John Muscedere (CFN), Allan McKee, Ivy Wong, Julie Dunning, and Michael Nicin. Click here to read more, or download the report.

September 21, 2018 — TORONTO: Winner of first-ever national innovation showcase dedicated to frailty in older adults announced by Canadian Frailty Network

An Edmonton-based community program designed to transform primary care into a central hubhas been selected as the best innovation of 2018 from more than 80 entries from every region in Canada. The winning project from the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network– The Seniors’ Community Hub — was co-created by Dr. Marjan Abbasi (project lead) and Dr. Sheny Khera to better meet the dynamic health and social needs of older adults living with frailty and their family/friend caregivers. CFN created the FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase to put the spotlight on Canada’s best and identify new approaches that can be scaled up so that all Canadians can benefit. Click here to read more.

Our Spokespeople

CFN has a roster of internationally renowned health experts available to speak with your organization, including:

Russell Williams is Chair of the CFN Board of Directors, and the Vice-President, Government Relations at Canadian Diabetes Association, and the former President of Innovative Medicines Canada (formerly Rx&D).

Tom Noseworthy is a Member of the CFN Board of Directors, and President and CEO of British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN). He is also a professor of health policy and management at University of Calgary’s Department of Community Health Sciences and Institute for Public Health.

John Muscedere is the CFN Scientific Director and Member of the Board of Directors, an intensivist at Kingston General Hospital and Professor in the Critical Care Department in the School of Medicine at Queen’s University.

For more information, or to schedule interviews with CFN spokespeople, including our Scientific Director Dr. John Muscedere or any of our funded researchers, please contact:

Kate Cooke
Manager, Communications
Mobile: (613) 888-0315