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WHATFunding, support and acceleration services for the development of innovative aging related and brain health products, technology, services and best practices.
WHYTo support start-ups working to make innovative aging related products which improve the lives of older adults.
WHEREThe Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.
Funding through the Government of Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ministry of Colleges and Universities,
The Baycrest Foundation.

Program Description

“…the largest investment in aging and brain health in Canadian history, and one of the largest investments of its kind in the world.”

“The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation’s acceleration services help move ideas to impact.”

“The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation a unique collaboration of health care, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners whose aim is to help improve quality of life for the world’s aging population, allowing older adults of all backgrounds and abilities to age safely in the setting of their choice while maintaining their cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being.”

The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation supports innovators and start-ups to test and develop aging related programs and solutions.

Aging related product and service innovators are provided with funding, networking and mentorship support.

The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation focuses on projects which address the needs of older adults and caregivers.

Focus areas include:

  • Aging at Home – solutions for older adults and people living with dementia to continue to live in their own home and remain active in their communities for as long as possible.
  • Caregiver Support - simplifying tasks and responsibilities, education and training, caregivers well-being.
  • Care Coordination and Navigation - helping older adults and people living with dementia and their caregivers navigate the healthcare system. Assisting healthcare providers align to long-term care standards.
  • Cognitive and Mental Health - early detection of cognitive impairment or dementia in older adults, preventative care to maintain or enhance brain health, cognitive and mental health supports.
  • Financial Health and Wellness - helping older adults remain financially independent, stay safe in the workforce longer, seek later-life employment, prepare for retirement, plan for financing healthcare, and prevent financial exploitation.
  • Diversity, Accessibility, and Health Equity - esnuring aging and brain health needs and solutions are accessible for Indigenous, Black, or racially and culturally diverse communities, women, people living with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, rural or Northern communities and other vulnerable populations.
  • Promoting Social Inclusion and Preventing Stigma and Elder Abuse - opportunities and programs for social connection for older adults and intergenerational programs, fighting ageism, elder abuse and other unsafe relationships.
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