Canadian Frailty Network (CFN), funded by the Government of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program, is Canada's network focused on frail elderly. Their mission is to improve the care of seriously ill, elderly patients and support their families and caregivers.
CFN's strategic plan centres around four strategic priorities, developed through consultation with key partners and stakeholders:
- Foster matching care to values
- Empower, engage and support patients and their families/caregivers
- Improve clinical outcomes
- Improve care across the continuum
CFN provides partnership between 40 Canadian universities, 20 industry partners, over 30 governmental agencies, and over 140 community and health advocacy organizations.
We are currently conducting research in primary care for older adults with funding from the CFN.
In the past, the CFN has funded several GHS research initiatives pertaining health systems and older adults. For more information, see past CFN projects.
AGE-WELL encompasses many sectors, including industry, non-profit organizations, government, care providers, end-users, and academic partners from across Canada. This multi-sector organization is using high-quality research to drive innovation and create technologies and services that benefit older adults. The aim of AGE-WELL is to help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life through accessible technologies that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 12,600 health researchers and trainees across Canada.