Other Opportunities

Citizen participation

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.

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

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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

Employment Opportunities

Research Chair in Frailty-Informed Care–The Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

The Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre seeks to hire its first Research Chair, to develop and establish a dynamic and sustainable research program focused on frailty. Building on the priorities and vision of the Centre of Excellence, the Research Chair will: identify opportunities for applied research related to frailty; facilitate and conduct innovative and impactful research; leverage partnerships across academic and health sectors; attract highly skilled researchers and students; help establish secure funding; and contribute to knowledge mobilization in order to advance care for the frail elderly.

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To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter in confidence to:
researchchair@prvhc.com . The deadline for applying is September 2, 2019.

Doctoral and/or Post-doctoral positions for the INSPIRE Project at the Gérontopôle of Toulouse. Head of Department: Prof Bruno Vellas, MD, PhD

The Gérontopôle of the Toulouse University Hospital (Toulouse, France) is an internationally-recognized institution for clinical research, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, nursing home research, and sarcopenia and frailty (coordinating international scientific task forces on the topics). The Gérontopôle is recruiting PhD students and post-docs to be involved in the INSPIRE Project, an observational prospective project (starting date 2019), that aims to investigate the biomarkers of aging and functional trajectories from early to late ages (from 50yrs and over). Click here to read full details.

Funding Opportunities

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth. Application Deadline: September 18, 2019 (20:00 EDT)  Click here for full details

CIHR 2019 Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health

The 2019 Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health provide recipients with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting research in ICRH mandate areas. These awards are designed to provide protected time for early-career investigators to undertake research by contributing to both salary and research allowances.

Research Areas

Funding is available to support projects that are determined to be relevant to the following specific research areas:

  1. The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) and the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH) will provide funding to support *Indigenous Health Research in any of ICRH’s mandate areas.
  2. ICRH in partnership with Canadian Blood Services (CBS) will provide funding to support transfusion science research relevant to both ICRH mandates and CBS Mission (See eligibility requirements and conditions of funding) across any of the CIHR research themes (biomedical, clinical, health services, or population health research).
  3. ICRH in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CF Canada) will provide funding for cystic fibrosis research, across any of the CIHR research themes (biomedical, clinical, health services or population health research).
  4. The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) will provide funding to support research integrating infection and immunity knowledge in the control and prevention of circulatory and respiratory diseases.
  5. ICRH will provide funding to support research relevant to any of ICRH’s mandates.

Click here for full details. Application deadline: September 25, 2019


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.


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 26-27, 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. Abstracts due March 26, 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


February 3-5, 2020 — Leuven, Belgium: World InterRAI Conference.

November 1-3, 2020– Niagara Falls, Canada: IFA 15th Global Conference on Ageing Registration Now Open