The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research

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.

Team

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.

Highlights

Revera Report on Ageism

Aging is universal, and everyone grows older. So why is ageism still a problem in Canada? The Centre and Revera have published a report exploring this issue with Canadians of all ages and making recommendations about what we can all do to combat ageism.

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!

Showcasing...

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 for stimulating conversation, homemade biscotti, and beverages!

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.

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.

Business of Aging

It is estimated that by 2025, 20% of the population will be over 65. For many businesses, adjusting to this change in customer base will require a greater level of understanding of the needs of older adults than ever before. Our ability to turn research into real-world solutions places us in a position to be able to help businesses capture this segment of the population.