Partners and research alliances

We partner with many organizations to study the social and psychological aspects of aging, population health and health services delivery.


Agewell logoAGE-WELL is a pan-Canadian network of industry, non-profit organizations, government, care providers, caregivers, end-users, and academic partners working together using high-quality research to drive innovation and create technologies and services that benefit older adults.

Our vision is to harness and build upon the potential of emerging and advanced technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, e-health, information communication technologies, and mobile technologies to stimulate technological, social, and policy innovation.

We aim to help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life through accessible technologies that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation.


CanAssist logo CanAssist is an organization at the University of Victoria that is dedicated both to helping people with disabilities improve their quality of life and to increase awareness of disability issues.

CanAssist develops innovative technologies and programs where there are gaps in existing services. Since its early days as a small volunteer venture, they have had a direct impact on the quality of life of many thousands of people with disabilities and their families.

Unique in North America, CanAssist take a client-focused approach to providing customized technologies and innovative programs where there are gaps in existing services.

The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health work with CanAssist to support their innovations with evaluations and research development.

Island Health Research and Capacity Building

Island Health logo The Research and Capacity Building department at Island Health provides support services to staff and the local research community to enable the conduct of a wide range of research initiatives.

Lafayette String Quartet

Lafayette logoThe Lafayette Health Awareness Series began in 2006 on the topic of breast cancer, which impacted the Lafayette String Quartet profoundly when one of our members was diagnosed and treated in 2001.

The Lafayette Health Awareness Forum was created to provide expert and updated health information to the public in a free forum on various health topics, and is supported by the Centre on Aging.

Since 1986, the Lafayette String Quartet has divided their time between entertaining audiences all over North America and Europe and teaching some of Canada’s finest young string players. Their residency at the University of Victoria is rich in local performances and community involvement.

Office of the Seniors Advocate

The Office of the Seniors Advocate monitors and analyzes seniors’ services and issues in B.C., and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues.

Oregon Center for Aging and Technology (ORCATECH)

ORCATECH logoORCATECH is multi-disciplinary organization that is transforming clinical research by developing and implementing leading-edge technologies that harvest life's data in real time.

We specialize in medical technology consultation, design and development; technology-based medical trial consultation and coordination, from focus groups to field-testing; and high-resolution data handling and analysis.

Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)

SPOR logo Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is a coalition of federal, provincial and territorial partners, including patients and caregivers, researchers, health practitioners, policy makers, provincial/territorial health authorities, academic institutions, charities, and the pharmaceutical sector, all dedicated to the integration of research into care.

SPOR is about ensuring that the right patient receives the right intervention at the right time. Our objective is to foster evidence-informed health care by bringing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point of care, so as to ensure greater quality, accountability, and accessibility of care.

The Eldercare Foundation

The Eldercare Foundation enhances the care, comfort, dignity and independence of elderly persons living in our Vancouver Island community.

We directly support over 700 residents who call Aberdeen, Mt Tolmie, Glengarry, Priory, Heritage Woods and Oak Bay Lodge "home" and assist the care of elderly persons living on Vancouver Island.

University of Victoria Retirees Association (UVRA)

UVRA logo The UVRA strengthens the link between retired employees, the university and each other. We encourage and promote a spirit of collegiality among members of the association, organize and promote activities for our members, and facilitate interaction with other retiree/senior organizations.

Together, the UVRA and Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health present Masterminds, an annual series of four lectures presented in April.

We Know Aging

We Know Aging is a response from the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba and the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria about limited resources.