Other Opportunities

Citizen participation

University of Toronto–Study Participants Needed for GO-OUT Study

What is the GO-OUT study?
We are a group of students, physical therapists, and researchers from the University of Toronto. We wish to evaluate two programs to help seniors to walk outside more easily.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for adults aged 65 years and older who are interested in walking outside for exercise during the summer.

For more information: https://mybetterliving.ca/go-out-study

Funding Opportunities

CIHR–Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) Rising Star Award

This award is intended to:

  • Recognize the excellence of Canadian research and innovative knowledge translation (KT) initiatives of graduate students (e.g. M.D., M.A., M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research;
  • Recognize research and/or KT contributions for which a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow has had primary responsibility; and
  • Promote careers in health services and policy research

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CIHR — Transitions in Care

CIHR, in partnership with the Rossy Family Foundation, is pleased to announce an upcoming Evaluation Grant funding opportunity under the Transitions in Care (TiC) Initiative. This competition will support the rigorous evaluation of implemented activities such as interventions, tools, practices, policies, technologies, programs and/or other solutions that address transitions in care challenges. The focus of the Evaluation Grants is to support researchers and knowledge users to formally evaluate, validate and/or demonstrate the effectiveness, appropriateness and/or impact of implemented transitions in care activities to create high-quality, real-world evidence, relevant to transitions in care, overall health and/or health system improvement. Application Deadline : Winter 2019. Click here for details.

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)

Multiple funding opportunities: Click here for more details.

Other Conferences and Events

Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to highlight opportunities for Network participants to expand their knowledge concerning care for older adults living with frailty, or to share their research with particular audiences. If you have an event that you would like to have included on this page, please click here to send us the details.


February 4-7, 2019 – Whistler: Canadian Critical Care Conference.

February 20-22, 2019 — Miami: International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research.

April 1-3, 2019 – Toronto: Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) in partnership with the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) — Together we care

April 4-6, 2019 – Halifax: Society of Rural Physicians of Canada — Rural and Remote Medicine Conference: Coastal Connections. Research abstracts due January 7, 2019 for posters and oral presentations.

April 10-12, 2019 – London, UK: British Geriatric Society Spring Scientific Meeting

May 2-4, 2019 – Niagara Falls: Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS). Poster abstracts due February 1, 2019.

May 2-4, 2019 — Halifax: Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting — Frailty: the joy of geriatricsAbstracts due January 27, 2019.

May 2-4, 2019 – Calgary: 20th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) – Climbing mountains: journeys and transitions  

May 26-28, 2019 – Whistler: BC Care Providers Annual ConferenceThe Q Factor … Abstracts due January 4, 2019.

May 26-29, 2019 – Halifax: Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Annual Conference. Abstracts due December 13, 2018.

May 27, 2019 – Montreal: Choosing Wisely Canada Annual Meeting. Abstracts due January 31, 2019

May 29-31, 2019 – Halifax: Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) — When research meets policy. Abstracts due January 18.

May 29 – June 1, 2019 – Ottawa/Gatineau: Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (CAPM&R) Annual Scientific Meeting

May 30-31, 2019 – Winnipeg: KT Canada Scientific Meeting

June 5-8, 2019 – Ottawa: Dieticians of Canada National ConferenceCapitalize on our connections.

June 10-11, 2019 – Toronto: National Health Leadership Conference (Canadian College of Health Leaders + HealthcareCAN) & Great Canadian Health Debate.

July 7-10, 2019 — Quebec City (Laval University): 10th International Shared Decision Making Conference — Patient-Oriented Shared Decision-Making Research. Abstracts due January 21, 2019.

August 11-13, 2019 – Toronto: Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Health Summit

September 17-19, 2019 – Toronto: Ontario Long-Term Care Association (OLTC) Biennial Global Ageing ConferenceThis is LTC 2019: Transforming Aging Together

September 18-21, 2019 – Ottawa: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) biennial conference.

September 25-27, 2019 – Toronto: CFN Annual Conference

September 27-29, 2019 – Krakow, Poland: International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) – Evidence-based medicine in geriatrics

September 28- October 2, 2019 – Berlin: European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)

October 3-5, 2019 – Québec City: 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia

October 22-24, 2019 – Moncton: AGE-WELL Annual Conference

October 24-26, 2019 – Moncton: Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) Conference — Navigating the Tides of Aging Together. Abstracts due April 15.

October 25-26, 2019 — Banff: Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) & Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) Annual Scientific Meeting. Call for abstracts will open in January 2019.

October 30-November 2, 2019 – Vancouver: Family Medicine Forum

November 10-13, 2019 – Toronto: Canadian Critical Care Forum

November 6-8, 2019 — Leicester, England: British Geriatric Society (BGS) Autumn Scientific Meeting


May 2020: Biennial International Federation on Ageing (IFA) 14th Global Conference