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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.

Our 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, the dedicated members of our Advisory Board and our broad network of partners and supporters.

Contact us

Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, Trafalgar Road Campus 
For more information about transforming research From Lab to Life®
for an aging population, call 905-845-9430 x2977 or email


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Education & 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 three of Sheridan's campuses.


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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: What is happening in Ontario?

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.

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