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.
51,352 Participants recruited


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The challenge of cancer in middle-income countries with aging populations: Mexico as a case study

The next presentation in the CLSA Webinar Series on February 23 will feature a researcher who studies the relationship between aging populations and the burden of cancer.

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Insights from a life course approach using a maturing British birth cohort study

The 2016 CLSA webinar series launches on January 21 with an internationally renowned expert recognized for creating and advancing the field of life course epidemiology.

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CLSA launches first follow-up for telephone-only participants

The second wave of full data collection among participants who are taking park in extensive telephone interviews only has been successfully launched by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.