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2022 KFL&A Regional Centre for Healthy Aging Ancillary Studies Competition

September 6, 2022

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund high-quality research, knowledge translation and implementation of innovation in practice studies on healthy aging carried out in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) region. This competition is designed to support ancillary studies on older adults aged 65y+ residing in the KFL&A region who are participants…

Op-Ed: Canada is getting older — why not make our communities wiser?

June 21, 2022

In this recent op-ed, CFN’s Scientific Director, Dr. John Muscedere, and AGE-WELL’s Scientific Director, Dr. Alex Mihailidis, share their perspective on the recently released 2021 census data. They emphasize the importance of aging wisely and explore how Canada might do that. — The recently released 2021 census data reveals Canada’s population is not just aging,…

Meet the future of frailty care! Summer Student Awards 2022

June 10, 2022

Every year, CFN invests in the training of students to ensure the future of frailty care is bright! It’s a crucial part of our mandate to develop the next generation of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) – the scientists, teachers, clinicians, and health and social services professionals that will improve care for older adults living with…

2022 Springboard Grants Program – Early Career Researcher Competition

April 14, 2022

Please note: the Early Career Researchers (ECR) Competition is now CLOSED Changes to the Sepsis Canada/CFN Early Career Researcher Funding Stream! Please note that this funding stream will consider funding of the intersection of rehabilitation, sepsis and frailty and can include observational studies on this population, surveys, health services research, knowledge synthesis, or innovative approaches…

Call for Proposals for CFN & NBHRF’s May Event Now Open

March 10, 2022

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) are pleased to announce their partnership on a one-of-a-kind national event opportunity coming to New Brunswick: Showcase of Research and Implementation to Improve the Lives of Older Adults! Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Location: Delta Fredericton Hotel (in-person) OR online (virtual) OR both Cost: FREE! This event is for anyone…

HSO launches public review on draft National Long-Term Care Services Standard

January 31, 2022

On January 27, Health Standards Organization (HSO) launched its public review phase for the draft National Long-Term Care Services Standard being developed by its Long-Term Care (LTC) Services Standard Technical Committee. Based on research, clinical and technical expertise, input from committee members with lived experience, and extensive public consultation, the draft standard will provide all LTC…

CFN Board Member, Dr. Sharon Straus, appointed to the Order of Canada

January 3, 2022

CFN Board member, Dr. Sharon Straus, was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest honours. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. The appointment was announced by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, in late December 2021….

CFN Principal Investigator, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, wins 2021 Ryman Prize

December 21, 2021

CFN Principal Investigator, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, was recently awarded the 2021 Ryman Prize, a prestigious international award worth $250,000 that recognizes the best global work focused on quality of life for older adults. The award was presented by the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, in a virtual ceremony. A leading authority…

CFN researchers publish nutrition & physical activity clinical practice guidelines

December 16, 2021

In a just-released article in The Journal of Frailty & Aging, CFN researchers provide evidence-based nutrition and physical activity clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines are designed to help healthcare providers make informed decisions on the effective management of frailty and pre-frailty using nutrition and physical activity interventions. Article Lorbergs, A. L., Prorok, J.C., Holroyd-Leduc, J.,…

Op-Ed: Canadians want government action to protect aging loved ones

September 13, 2021

In this recent op-ed, CFN’s Scientific Director Dr. John Muscedere discusses the importance of prioritizing care for older adults in Canada’s upcoming federal election. — Canadians are worried about their loved ones in their senior years — and for good reason. The pandemic has hit our senior population hard. Almost 94 per cent of all…