Centre for Elder Research (CER)

We provide a unique environment for conducting applied research into areas of practical concern and immediate relevance to older adults and their families. We develop innovative approaches and creative interdisciplinary partnerships that focus on enhancing the lives of older Canadians.


At the Centre for Elder Research, we put our motto, from Lab to Life® into practice every day. This is possible only because of the many highly motivated and qualified members of our team and the valuable relationships we have with industry and community groups.


Covid19 Update

The Centre for Elder Research is currently operating remotely. Please see the Centre's statement, dated March 16, 2020 for details.

What's happening at the Centre

Want to see what we're up to at the Centre? Check out our News and Events page and join us!


We love to share inspiring stories and highlight the tremendous work done by our partners, students and members of the community. Check out our current showcase!

Aging Matters: Join the conversation!

Would you like to participate in conversations about current research and real world applications or share personal experiences related to aging? Then drop by the Centre for Elder Research the second Tuesday of every month.

Community Supports Webinar

In honour of International Day of Older Persons, the Centre for Elder Research hosted, in partnership with Peel Senior Link and Indus Community Services an online panel discussion focusing on issues currently impacting service provision in support of older adults in our communities.

To view the event recording below, use the following password: Ny3XUwvb

Education and Outreach

We are always looking for research participants, community and business collaborators and student Research Assistants. We support the Sheridan student experience by providing co-op, practicum, volunteer and employment opportunities to students from all 4 campuses. Check this page often to see all the ways you can get involved with our work.

Applied Research

Ontario will be home to close to three million seniors – more than double the number in 1998 - by 2021. With this rate of growth, the need to translate applied research into practical strategies that meet the challenges presented by this boom is critical. Check this page often to see all the ways you can get involved with our work.

Bullying Between Older Adults

The Centre for Elder Research is working with Sheridan faculty member Dr. Kirsten Madsen and Elder Abuse Ontario to better understand senior to senior bullying in Ontario. This work is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and will support the development of best practices and strategies for this diverse population.

Stay Connected

We want to hear from you! Stay in touch with us and share your thoughts about aging either by joining us on social media or participating in our polls and consumer panels.