The Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE) strives to promote health in the community using advanced technology, progressive research and educational events. We are a unique team that links applied and clinical research directly to developing comprehensive assessments, programs and educational activities to support a healthy community.

Our activities and programs continue to grow - expanding our programs to accommodate and motivate our members. Our goal is to reach as many of our members of our community as possible. To continue to provide these high-quality programs and expand our reach to others that may benefit from these services, we need your support.

Whether developing specialized fitness testing and training for those who have received a diagnosis of cancer or motivating and educating clinically obese teens to embrace healthy active lifestyles, CCCARE is helping people of all ages take control of their health.

Our current programs, including UW WELL-FIT cancer exercise programsBrain and Body, and STEPS exercise programs have had a profound effect on the lives of many people. In order to expand our in-person and remote programs and be able to offer them at little or no cost to the participants, we require your support. Help us lead a new conversation towards a future of improved health and well-being.

How to donate

To donate online, please complete Waterloo’s secure online donation form and select the fund of interest (i.e. either "UW WELL-FIT Program" or "CCCARE") and use the comment box to leave us a message, if applicable.

To donate over the phone, please call our Office of Advancement at 1-800-408-8715 and specify the program name you wish to donate to.

To mail-in a donation, please contact us first at for a CCCARE donation form that you can print off and mail-in with your preferred method of payment.

For general questions related to donations, please contact Katelyn Gordner, Alumni Engagement Officer.