Federal funding may be ending, but frailty still matters

January 11, 2019

Canadian Frailty Network Scientific Director and CEO, Dr. John Muscedere and CFN Board Chair Russell Williams weigh-in on the effects of the phasing out of the federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence Program. “…the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) was funded under the NCE program in 2012 and is Canada’s only network focused on improving…

Hospitals are needlessly risky for older Canadians living with frailty

December 14, 2018

Read the latest op-ed from CFN Investigators George Heckman and Paul Hébert Hospitals are needlessly risky for older Canadians living with frailty. The downside to living longer is chronic illness. Identifying vulnerable patients early is vital, and there is a way. This article includes results from a CFN-funded project, “Care of frail, acutely ill older persons: Making…

2019 Knowledge Translation Grant Competition

December 11, 2018

JANUARY 14, 2019: THE INTENT TO APPLY PHASE OF THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. On December 10th, CFN announced its second Knowledge Translation (KT) Competition. Designed to bridge the gap between evidence and practice, the 2019 CFN KT Competition is designed to bridge the gap between evidence and practice.  We are looking for scaleable projects…

CFN funding from NCE to continue to end of second term in 2022

December 6, 2018

As you may be aware, it was announced today that the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program is being phased out. Although Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is disappointed with this news, we appreciate the federal government’s support and have been assured that our funding will continue unchanged to the end of our second term in…

Funding Opportunity: Increasing social inclusion of seniors

December 6, 2018

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others. The objectives of the NHSP are:…

CIHR looking for feedback

November 27, 2018

CIHR is looking for input on draft Ethics Guidance on Developing Research Partnerships with Patients. A Working Group of patients, researchers and ethicists invites your feedback. The consultation closes on January 28, 2019. Click here to review.

Assessing QOL is crucial to enhancing care

November 21, 2018

CFN Investigator Rick Sawatzky’s latest research funded by CFN was recently featured on UBC’s CHÉOS website (Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences): Closing the knowledge gap in the use of quality of life assessment tools. Working with colleague Kara Schick-Makaroff,  Dr. Sawatzky’s project aims to develop and implement KT tools for the use of QOL…

Congratulations to Dr. Olga Theou, CFN young investigator!

November 9, 2018

Congratulations to Olga Theou, who received a research excellence award at the Dalhousie School of Medicine Research Evening on November 8, 2018. Olga is an outstanding CFN young investigator, and CFN Frailty Fellowship Supervisor. As CFN Network Investigator Ken Rockwood put it, “A richly deserved award to an outstanding young scientist. Olga is providing exemplary…

CFN Catalyst Grants reflect citizen identified frailty priorities

Citizen engagement has shaped our research priorities, as demonstrated by our most recent Catalyst Research Grants. In total, over $900K was awarded to 12 research and quality improvement projects focused on the top 10 citizen identified frailty priorities. All projects secured partners that contributed matching cash or in-kind contributions. Click here to learn about the…