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.
50,000 Participants recruited


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Government representatives congratulate CLSA on recruitment milestone

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging’s milestone of reaching its ambitious recruitment goal of 50,000 Canadian participants was formally recognized by the Government of Canada during a gathering at McMaster Innovation Park today.

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Estimates of dementia prevalence in Canada to be discussed at June 15 webinar

A recent report commissioned to better understand the differences in dementia prevalence estimates and projections for Canada will be the focus of the next CLSA webinar on June 15.

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Creating age-friendly communities focus of webinar on May 14

Research findings on what constitutes an age-friendly community for older adults will be explored in the next CLSA webinar on May 14, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Verena Menec will discuss her work in community-based programs of research, such as what constitutes an age-friendly community from the perspective of older adults, and what are the challenges for communities in becoming more age-friendly.