CLSA response to COVID-19

Thursday, March 12, 2020

To protect the health and safety of Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) participants and staff and to help reduce contacts that might spread the coronavirus, the CLSA has made the difficult decision to suspend face-to-face data collection with participants for a period of two weeks.

The suspension takes effect Monday, March 16, 2020.

Participants will be asked to complete interviews by phone.

Following the two-week period, the CLSA will reassess the situation and determine when in-person data collection can resume.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For questions related to your participation, you can contact the CLSA National Coordinating Centre toll-free at 1-866-999-8303 or by emailing

The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on the Public Health Agency of Canada website. You can also check the Government of Canada Travel Advisory website to guide your decisions about upcoming travel.