Volunteer for our Board or Advisory Committee

Are you passionate about improving care for older Canadians?

At this time there are no vacancies on our Board of Directors or Research Management Advisory Committee. Thank you for your interest!

We are accepting applications from enthusiastic volunteers interested in working with us to improve the lives of older Canadians living with frailty and their family/friend caregivers. With more than 1.2 million Canadians over the age of 65 who can be classified as medically frail (expected to double in less than a decade), every Canadian family is touched by frailty at some point.

Click here to read more about frailty, why it matters, and CFN’s role in improving care for those living with frailty.

Click here to read the general requirements and expectations of our Board and Committee members, and specific Terms of Reference for the Board and all Committees.

Citizen Members Welcome!

Canadian Frailty Network values the meaningful and appropriate involvement of citizens (patients and their family and friend caregivers, as well as the interested general public) in research, policy and program development, from agenda setting and planning to decision making, implementation and review.

We require citizens participating on the CFN Board of Directors, Research Management Committee and in all CFN-funded research, implementation or knowledge translation projects, in a meaningful way, as knowledge users.

Who is a “citizen”?

  • older Canadians living with frailty, or,
  • current or former family or friend caregivers of an older adult living with frailty, or,
  • others from the general public interested in the care of older adults living with frailty. “General public” refers to citizens with lived or personal experience with the issues relevant to CFN’s mandate who are preferably not affiliated with public or private healthcare providers, government, or industry in the area of care of older adults living with frailty.

All citizens represent themselves as individuals and not any organizations or associations to which they may belong. Where appropriate, representatives of an advocacy group focused on older Canadians living with frailty or their family/friend caregivers may fill other allocated spots on the Board or Advisory Committees.

How to Apply

Applications are reviewed once a quarter. If there is a vacancy on the Board or the Research Management Committee, applicants who closely meet the requirements will be contacted for discussion. If there are no vacancies at the time of review, your application will be held on file for one year. Should you not wish your application to be kept on file, please contact CFNNCEinfo@gmail.com.