Other Opportunities

Citizen participation

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

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.

Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary–Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Services Research

Support the implementation and evaluation of a pathway targeted at the early detection and management of acute issues among residents living within long-term care (LTC), including optimizing the use of community paramedicine and emergency department transfers. This project is funded as a PRIHS (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System) grant.

A minimum of a PhD, completed within the past 2 years, in the area of health services research, knowledge translation, gerontology, emergency medicine or a related field is required. Candidates should also have experience in qualitative research and in research involving older adults. Mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research experience, and strong organization and communication skills are all an asset. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada. Deadline: June 15, 2019Click here for full details.

Funding Opportunities

CFHI — Innovation Challenges

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and a coalition of leading healthcare organizations are launching two new Innovation Challenges focused on delivering more improvement for more people – and making it last. The Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to support these Innovation Challenges.

The Challenges are for teams that want to move the dial on health outcomes, working together to reach more people. Participating teams benefit from program support and other resources, connections with a community of innovators, and the potential to receive awards. Click here for details.

CIHR — Indigenous Research Chairs in Nursing

The Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing initiative will support nurses of Indigenous ancestry to conduct research in Indigenous Health Nursing, thus furthering the development of knowledge and best and wise practices in the area of nursing practice, education, research and administration. The Chairs will undertake research to understand social, economic and cultural determinants of health and Indigenous holistic health practices to improve the health of Indigenous Peoples. Application Deadline: June 5, 2019 Click here for details

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

For Clinicians

The Fountain of Health’s 5-minute health behavior activation FREE TOOLS for all clinicians who provide front line care. 

Learn with support from our team how to affect health behavior change – and to effectively and efficiently incorporate the tools in routine care to improve patients’ physical/ social activity, self-care and other areas.

The Brain Health and Wellness Project offers interested clinicians free training and easy-to-use paper tools and The Wellness App developed by the Fountain of Health Initiativenational non-profit to promote health activation. All trained clinicians are invited to try out the tools with 5 or more patients or caregivers over the age of 40 years (without dementia) who are ready to set a health goal- then follow up a month later in person or by phone in the course of usual care to find out how it went, and return completed materials to the project team by the summer of 2019. 

CLINICIANS:  We welcome all clinicians to join us in this exciting opportunity. Our final goal is to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians by providing you simple, easy-to-use, effective, tools to optimize patient care.

SETTINGS: From family practice settings to rehabilitation for cardiac disease, post-surgery and pain, and chronic disease management, clinicians can include family physicians, specialists, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, educators, and others. For anyone who sees patients over 40 years of age, or their caregivers, this training is for you.


To receive your free e-copy of the Health Behaviour Change Toolkit and project orientation information, please register below.

  1. Clinicians can register at: 


  1. AND please join one of the scheduled or pre-recorded web training sessions:

Scheduled Webinars:

April 26th 12-1 pm EDT: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4624317605735315468

Pre-Recorded Videos:

If the scheduled webinar dates are not convenient for you, please watch:

  • A brief 10- minute high-level overview of The Brain Health and Wellness Project here:


  • Or a 25-minute more in-depth education session on The Brain Health and Wellness Project here:


After attending a webinar, you can indicate your interest in receiving a paper Health Behaviour Change Toolkit.

*Veuillez nous envoyer un courriel à coordinator@wellnessapp.ca si vous préférez assister à une session en français de ce webinaire qui sera offerte au cours des prochaines semaines.

CONTACT INFORMATION: For questions please contact our Regional Project Coordinator at coordinator@wellnessapp.ca.


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.


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 15-16, 2019– Toronto: Nourish Food for Health Symposium

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 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