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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Webinar on April 16 to focus on identifying adults with epilepsy

A new screening instrument to identify adults with epilepsy in population-based studies will be explored in the next CLSA webinar on April 16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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Investment in Canadian knowledge of aging renewed

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) has received a $41.6 million grant through the Government of Canada to continue its work for the next five years.

A total of 50,000 Canadians are being followed over 20 years to provide information which can be used to improve understanding on subjects ranging from disease development to how social habits may affect how someone ages, and ultimately promote healthy aging. The funding is from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).

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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.