AGE-WELL is Canada’s Technology and Aging Network. The pan-Canadian Network brings together researchers, non-profits, industry, government, care providers, older adults and caregivers to develop technology-based solutions to support healthy aging. Currently, AGE-WELL includes more than 200 funded and affiliated researchers from 40 universities and research centres across Canada. Over 250 industry, government and non-profit partners have joined the Network.

AGE-WELL works closely with older adults and caregivers to help current and future generations of Canadians enjoy the best quality of life possible. The Network does this by developing technologies and services to support their independent living, increase safety and security, and enhance their health and social participation. AGE-WELL was launched in 2015 through the federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program.


AGE-WELL has announced a major new funding opportunity Researchers based at Canadian institutions and working in the field of technology and aging are invited to apply for funding through AGE-WELL’s Core Research Program 2020. Successful applications will be included as part of AGE-WELL’s renewal application for funding through 2020-2023.

AGE-WELL will provide significant funding for 3 years to projects that:

  • Are driven by real-world problems and challenge areas
  • Address specific areas of interest to AGE-WELL and its partners and stakeholders
  • Focus on innovative technology-based solutions to support older adults and caregivers
  • Are user-centred, involving end-users and stakeholders in all stages of the research
  • Deliver not only the technology but the practice, policy, and service delivery models that are needed for the solution to be effective
  • Use a transdisciplinary approach
  • Have the potential to lead to economic and social impact
  • Help AGE-WELL to achieve its mission

Successful applications will also receive a one-year Catalyst Grant, starting April 1, 2019, so that these selected projects can continue to develop their plans.

AGE-WELL has partnered with Mitacs and MEDTEQ to provide additional funding as part of this RFP. Additional partners and collaborators may join this funding initiative.


Eligible organizations conducting research to address gaps in the field and advance novel approaches to improving function and developing curative therapies after SCI are encouraged to apply.

Funding Available

AGE-WELL and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should AGE-WELL or partner(s) funding levels not be available or become decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, AGE-WELL and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.

The maximum investment per Core Research Project (3 years) is $200,000 per year (commencing April 1, 2020), for a maximum of $600,000 per grant.

Useful Links

  • For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.


CORIS Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Checklist January 15, 2018
Submission to Sponsor January 22, 2019

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.