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CFN National Conference on Frailty, September 26-27- Delta Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel

Frailty matters. 1.2 million Canadians 65-plus live with frailty, as do 2.5 million Canadians who are their caregivers and hundreds of thousands more in our healthcare workforce. CFN is Canada’s only national network dedicated to older Canadians living with frailty and all responsible for their well-being. This conference is a unique opportunity to examine frailty from many perspectives at a single event.  CLICK HERE to read more about last year’s conference attended by approximately 300 practitioners, care providers, scientists, clinicians, policy makers, older adults living with frailty, friend/family caregivers and experts in the field of frailty.

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) invites you to submit your innovation for an opportunity to be highlighted at the National Conference on Frailty on September 26-27 at the Delta Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. Submissions should describe demonstrated or emerging impact on health or social programs, policies or initiatives focused on improving the lives of older Canadians living with frailty and their friend/family caregivers. From all submissions, we will be inviting a select number of innovators to present their projects in either oral (podium) or storyboard form (see the description of storyboard below).

Collaboration Announcement!

The Canadian Frailty Network and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement are working together with the Top 5 innovators from the 2018 CFN FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase to explore how their innovations can be spread.


If you are involved in innovative programs or policy initiatives that improve care for older Canadians living with frailty and/or their caregivers, we want to hear from you!

Improving frailty care is a societal issue and we hope to see a wide variety of submissions. For example: citizen-led initiatives, community volunteer programs, service provision, delivery, training in all settings of care (home residential/long term facilities, acute, primary and palliative), policies and practices, and determinants of health influencing frailty, like nutrition, exercise, mobility, and social factors.

Storyboard Forum

Much like a scientific poster presentation, a storyboard allows innovators to display their programs in a visual manner. The content and format of the storyboard will be at the presenter’s discretion, allowing for teams to display their innovations with pictures, flyers, testimonials etc. that better convey the “story” of their work and meaningful impact. CFN will select a limited number of submissions for the storyboard forum only.

Oral Presentation Forum

Submissions for oral (podium) presentations will be grouped by the discretion of CFN as either a panel or symposium session. Oral presentations may be presented by a single individual or as a team. Submissions that are not selected for oral presentation will be considered for the storyboard forum.

Submission Guidelines

The proposal summary should not exceed 350 words. To facilitate timely review, proposals must be submitted in a structured format comprising all four sections below:

  • Background and reason for initiative
  • Key elements and how it works
  • Evaluation
  • Impact on older adults living with frailty and/or their caregivers

For innovations without formal evaluation (i.e., work in progress), where results will not be available by the application deadline, please describe planned evaluation and anticipated results and impacts.

For full guidelines CLICK HERE

Questions: Conference Secretariat at or 613-549-6666 ext. 7986