Our Mission

Transforming everyday life into extraordinary ideas

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national, long-term study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 for at least 20 years. The study will collect information on the changing biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people’s lives. These factors will be studied in order to understand how, individually and in combination, they have an impact in both maintaining health and in the development of disease and disability as people age. The CLSA will be one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind undertaken to date, not only in Canada but around the world. 
Dr. Parminder Raina (McMaster University, Hamilton) is the lead principal investigator of the CLSA. Dr. Christina Wolfson (McGill University, Montreal) and Dr. Susan Kirkland (Dalhousie University, Halifax) are co-principal investigators of the CLSA. Drs. Raina, Wolfson and Kirkland, along with a team of more than 160 investigators and collaborators from several Canadian universities, have participated in the development of this innovative, interdisciplinary study.
For more information, please contact us at info@clsa-elcv.ca.
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Public Event: Healthy Aging and Where You Live

Join Dr. Susan Kirkland of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, government leaders and other health researchers for a free public forum on promoting well-being through community design.

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Webinar: Aging Today – Opportunities for Tomorrow

The CLSA webinar series features quarterly online lectures from new, mid-career, and established health researchers who are interested in aging. Join Dr. Birgit Pianosi on September 11 from 1-2 p.m. for Aging Today – Opportunities for Tomorrow.