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.

Research on the International Space Station applied to improving care for older adults right here in Ontario.

RIA Highlights

Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) released the Behavioural Education and Training Supports Inventory (BETSI) 2.0 which includes LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) as a featured program and Excellence in Residence Centred Care (ERCC) as an additional resource.

Graduate students recently got the chance to learn how real-world users interact with assistive technology in a special lecture at the RIA.

Kenneth “Ken” Murray, founder of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) and former RIA board member, passed away at the age of 94.


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

Latest News

Older adults socializing outdoors

The RIA is sharing lessons learned and expertise about shifting organizational culture in an online course offered by HealthCareCAN, Canada’s national association of health organizations.

Upcoming Events

May 31

People of all ages are invited to share and explore innovations!

Jun 13

In the same way the grit inside an oyster transforms into a pearl, we wonder if our fear and frustration can be transformed into something just as beautiful in us.