Welcome to the Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE). We are a unique, multidisciplinary team of researchers, certified exercise specialists, clinical experts, graduate students and staff that strive to improve the overall health of individuals in the community through advanced research, educational opportunities, and progressive outreach programs. Our comprehensive tools and technology help to advance our knowledge in preventing and managing illness and injury, while optimizing health.

Based in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Health (formerly Applied Health Sciences) which was founded in 1967, CCCARE leverages research and teaching expertise from the world's first Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences to offer specialized programs and services.

Quality fitness programs and services

We are dedicated to providing quality programs and services in a relaxed and private environment. Our certified professionals offer programs and services that benefit everyone, including those who are:

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are excited to now offer remote exercise program options for those enrolled in our UW WELL-FIT, STEPS, and Brain and Body programs. Our certified staff are committed to making the remote experience one that is engaging, challenging, enjoyable and safe for all of our valued clients. As of October 2021, we have begun transitioning select exercise programs back to in-person operations following up-to-date health and safety guidelines.

Research and education

We are continually developing new programs, educational opportunities and partnerships to offer greater advances in research and in promoting health in our community. For students interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience in exercise management, we offer volunteer opportunities.

  1. May 1 to 31, 2022Cross Canada Challenge

    Join us as we take a virtual trip across Canada in support of the UW WELL-FIT program. Teams will work together to walk, run, bike or exercise across Canada for the month of May and raise funds through the Canada Helps platform. 

  2. June 5, 2022Community BBQ and open house

    Join us in person at Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE), Toby Jenkins Applied Health Research Building, University of Waterloo to celebrate 20 years of UW WELL-FIT. The day will include food, drink, games, and open-house tours of the CCCARE facility.

  3. Nov. 12, 2022Roaring 20's Gala - Celebrating UW WELL-FIT

    Join us in person at Federation Hall, University of Waterloo to celebrate 20 years of UW WELL-FIT through a night of fundraising, entertainment, dinner, silent auction and more. The Roaring 20's Gala evening will be hosted by comedian Robert Hawke, and feature live music and inspiring UW WELL-FIT participant stories.

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