Canadian Frailty Network Project receives Federal investment of over $950,000

December 19, 2022

On November 24th, Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, made an important announcement regarding healthy aging in the Kingston, Ontario area. MP Gerrestsen shared the announcement at the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Centre for Healthy Aging launch, which was attended by close to 300 community members.

On behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, MP Gerretsen announced a federal investment of over $950,000 to support CFN’s AVOID Frailty: Community Empowered Healthy Aging project. The funding was awarded through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund.

The investment will focus on improving the health and well-being of low-income older Canadians (individuals 65+), as well as those living in rural/remote areas in Eastern Ontario.

“Our government is committed to improve the health and quality of life of everyone living in Canada, including older adults. Through the Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund, we continue to support partners and stakeholders who work on reducing the risk of chronic diseases. The funding awarded to [Canadian Frailty Network] will help older Canadians living in Eastern Ontario lead healthier lives.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health

Older adult residents of the area will be actively engaged in the project to better understand their needs and identify the enablers and barriers they experience with respect to health behaviours. The project has a particular focus on improving diet and nutrition, and addressing inactivity. This citizen engagement is key to allow CFN to implement potential solutions based on the expressed needs of the population the project aims to help.


Read the federal funding announcement


Note: Canadian Frailty Network is known formally as Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN) for business purposes, but operates as Canadian Frailty Network/CFN.