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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CLSA Doors Open Ottawa

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) will be opening its doors to the public as part of Doors Open Ottawa.

During the annual Doors Open event, historically and culturally significant sites around the city allow visitors to tour their properties free of charge, celebrating the community’s unique heritage and promoting cultural awareness.

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Webinar: Mechanisms Linking Healthy Brain & Muscle Aging in Elite Octogenarian Athletes

The CLSA webinar series features quarterly online lectures from new, mid-career, and established health researchers who are interested in aging. Join Dr. Russell T. Hepple on June 3 from 2-3 p.m. for Mechanisms Linking Healthy Brain & Muscle Aging in Elite Octogenarian Athletes.

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Public Forum: The Road Ahead for Older Canadians

How will the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging help us to plan for the future? Does where you live influence how you age? How can you maintain functional independence as you get older?  Find answers to these questions and more at The Road Ahead for Older Canadians, a public forum hosted at the University of British Columbia.