Welcome to the RIA

We are a charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing care and quality of life for older adults. We drive innovation to tackle the biggest issues facing an aging population.

30 years ago, I became aware of the magnitude of suffering endured by older adults experiencing memory loss and I started the idea of Memory Clinics. Today, we have over 100 Memory...

RIA Highlights

With the release of Canada's national dementia strategy, funding was announced for Canada's largest dementia research network - including a project involving RIA's Professor Carrie McAiney and Dr. Linda Lee.

Retired Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Chris Hadfield joined RIA's Rich Hughson to showcase research that CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques has participated in for Hughson’s Vascular Echo project.

Read the latest news about research and activities happening at the RIA.


The RIA develops and shares resources, services, education and training to support enhanced quality of life and care for older adults.

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The RIA is working to make meaningful changes to the local health system by helping to bring the Older Adult Strategy for Waterloo-Wellington to life.

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