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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New CATI site for CLSA opens at Simon Fraser University

CLSA has opened its newest computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) site at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. It will play a key role in data collection for the most comprehensive study of aging ever undertaken in Canada. The CATI site is under the direction of Gerontology Professor Andrew Wister, who is the CLSA lead for SFU.

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Webinar on March 13 will focus on CLSA data availability and access

Researchers from across Canada who study subjects related to the aging process can learn how a rich source of data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) can help further their work, during a webinar on Friday, March 13 at 12 noon.

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CLSA webinar on Feb. 11 examines congregate dining programs for seniors

The next regular webinar for the Canadian Longitudinal Study will focus on congregate dining programs at seniors’ centres that can promote nutritional and social well-being.