Recent CFN collaborations

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Canadian Frailty Network, in partnerships with the CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA)Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH)Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), and the Canadian Space Agency is funding an exciting new opportunity.

This funding opportunity will support multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects to help understand the health impacts of inactivity. While on space missions, astronauts experience reduced activity, combined with a weightless environment. These conditions can impact their health and wellbeing in a similar way to people who are inactive on earth.

The 2018 Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity Funding Opportunity is live on ResearchNet. Applicants must register for the competition by July 24, 2018, with full applications due August 21, 2018. Click here for more details.


Canadian Frailty Network and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) have a partnership agreement in place creating the CFN-NBHRF Frailty and Aging Research Engagement (FARE) initiative. Over the next five years CFN will match funding from NBHRF and Government of New Brunswick to provide new opportunities to collaborate on research projects and knowledge translation related to older adults living with frailty. New Brunswick has Canada’s highest concentration of citizens over 65, and FARE will address the needs of the most vulnerable New Brunswickers.

The projects will be based in New Brunswick and could include critical aspects of primary, long-term, community and home care, citizen-identified issues and the evaluation of new models of care, as well as education and training of the next generation of researchers and care professionals in New Brunswick through the CFN Summer Student Awards and CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowships.

ACE Collaborative

CFN’s first collaboration with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI)was the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Collaborative. Completed in 2017 at 18 sites, it resulted in 175 leaders from 11 categories being trained in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Yukon Territory and Iceland, and more than 1,500 healthcare personnel accessed the training resources, with 63 new interventions established in the sites.