Canadian Longitudinal

Study on Aging

36,979 Participants so far

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.
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CLSA Data Access Updates

Preparations are underway for the first major data release from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

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Taking control of heart health the focus of CIHR Café Scientifique

Health researchers and community experts gathered together in February to engage in an energetic and informative discussion about cardiovascular aging and maintaining a healthy heart.

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Thinking Ahead: Supporting Optimal Aging in Canada

Will extended and second careers become the norm for the aging population? This topic will be explored during a panel discussion hosted by the McMaster Health Forum and the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative.