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.

Latest News

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Canada’s first 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults were released today and include information specific to those aged 65 and over. Schlegel Research Chair Lora Giangregorio contributed to the development of these exciting new resources.

Upcoming Events

Nov 3

The Eden Alternative is hosting a live event with Walk with Me to discuss how infection control during a pandemic can support culture change efforts and share a new resource to shift the programming mindset in leisure.

RIA Highlights

It is with bittersweet emotions that the RIA team announces the planned retirement of Executive Director, Josie d’Avernas, effective July 2021. With this news begins the search for the next Executive Director.

Sheridan and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) are thrilled to announce the five-year extension of an innovative research partnership.

A new resource from the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (Ontario CLRI) is working to make long-term care a more inclusive space for anyone who lives, works and visits. Embracing Diversity: A Toolkit for Supporting Inclusion in Long-Term Care was released by the Ontario CLRI in June 2020, and offers


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

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...