Other Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Post-doc positions at the Gérontopôle of Toulouse
Head of Department: Prof Bruno Vellas, MD, PhD
The Gérontopôle is currently recruiting post-docs to be involved in ongoing research programs, such as the INSPIRE project (https://inspire.chu-toulouse.fr/en/). In particular, candidates should be able to enhance the Gérontopôle studies through the publication of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. Post-docs with PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., epidemiology, clinical geriatrics, biology of aging/aging biomarkers) is preferable (but not mandatory). English language fluency and adequate use of a statistical software are required. Various positions according to the candidate’s experience are available. We are especially interested in applicants having the potentialities for future independent research positions. Posts are for full-time and fixed-term (period of one year, renewable for one year) appointments. Click here for full details. Please submit applications to Claire Notman, claire@cfn-nce.ca

Citizen participation

Cannabis and Older Adults: Coalition for Senior’s Mental Health Needs Survey Participants

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) has received funding through Health Canada to develop e-learning modules for physicians and other healthcare providers on the topic of Cannabis and Older Adults.

As part of the project we are conducting a survey for:

  • Physicians, other healthcare providers and healthcare students
  • Older adults (55 years and older)
  • Caregivers to older adults.

We are looking for feedback from people that both have and do not have experience with cannabis personally or in their healthcare role. Through this survey, we want to collect information on current experiences and identify areas where additional education for healthcare providers is needed.  The survey will take approximately 2-5 minutes to complete.

The survey is anonymous and only summary data will be used by our project team.

Click the link to get started!

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/789JY6WEnglishCannabisandolderadults

French: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LR3HCJFrenchCannabisandolderadults

Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto: Volunteers Needed to Test Physical Activity Program

Invitation to participate in a free physical activity initiative, share feedback, and enter in a draw to win a prize!

COVID-19 infection control measures such as physical distancing and isolation meant to protect older adults living with frailty may be leading to dangerously low levels of physical activity. An older person can lose 1 – 5% of muscle strength each day if they are not physically active. Older adults with mobility restrictions need to be especially creative when trying to remain active. One of the easiest ways to stay active is to add more movement in regular activities of daily living such as, eating, bathing, personal care, and more.

The Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) of Toronto has received research funding from the Canadian Frailty Network to design a free and accessible indoor physical activity initiative for older adults with mobility restrictions called Stretch, Lift, or Tap (SLoT). Download our first Stretch, Lift, or Tap (SLoT) Tool    Track your progress using SLoT

We want your feedback! We are currently looking for older adult volunteers to test out our SLoT materials (above) and participate in a before and after confidential survey to understand how this physical activity program impacts their quality of life. We are also looking for feedback on what other tools might be useful to help encourage older adults with frailty to move more indoors. The surveys will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw your participation at any time.

Participants will enter into a draw to win a $50 cash prize! Those who are especially interested in this work can also join the team and become mobility champions!

Email info@rgptoronto.ca if you are interested OR if you prefer the phone please leave a voice message at 416-480-6026. If you know anyone who might be interested in participating in this project please forward this invitation along

Medication Management Education Tool for Caregivers–Looking for Participants

Are you a family member or paid caregiver of someone with dementia? Baycrest is looking for study participants for a new medication management education tool. Participants must be located in the Greater Toronto area.

Click here for more information

University of British Columbia–Looking for Participants Living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Click here for details

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

Opportunities for Clinicians

Improvement Opportunity for Primary Care Providers in Community–CFHI

CFHI has partnered with Ideate Group to support a limited number of small, primary care sites to make practice changes for better frailty detection and care for older adults living in community through practice facilitation.

The goal is to work with solo and small group primary care practices who are often less able to engage in larger programs such as quality improvement collaboratives. There will also be support to adjust care practices to the new realities of virtual, in person, and hybrid care and the realities of re-opening primary care amid COVID-19.

We are seeking up to 14 solo-GP and small group practice sites who may be interested, in four provinces with existing practice facilitator networks – BC, AB, SK and ON. Participants will receive one on one support from a practice facilitator, and a toolkit to begin improvement and to test and implement changes leading to improvement. Participants will also be supported to optimize their information and to manage disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for full details. Start date: before October 2020