Research Institute for Aging
Research Institute for Aging

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A free-standing research institute and charitable organization that connects research to the real world.

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) supports research and explores aging across various topics through partnerships and a team of world-class researchers. But research is taken further. It’s mobilized. The research findings are used to create and improve resources, programs, education and training, practices and policies. Then what works is shared in real-life settings. Community donors and funders make this happen.

You can help change the way we age in Canada. Large or small, your gift to the RIA will be gratefully accepted.

Ways to Give

Make a secure online gift

One-time donations allow us to address immediate needs, fund specific projects, and achieve our mission by enhancing the care and quality of older adults everywhere.

Make a One-Time Donation

Mail or drop off a cheque

Cheques can be made out to: Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging Foundation and mailed to: The Research Institute for Aging 250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 0E2.

Call our office to make your gift by credit card

Give us a call at 519-904-0660.

Sign up for monthly giving

Monthly giving is easy and convenient. You can select an amount that meets your budget. Of course, your gift can be changed or cancelled at any time.

Donate Monthly Online

Make a gift in memory of a loved one

Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a heartfelt gesture that honours their legacy and positively impacts the lives of others. The RIA is grateful for gifts made in memory of a loved one. 

Donate in Memory

Make a gift in celebration

Celebrate a retirement, wedding, anniversary, birthday, or another special occasion with a gift to the RIA. The RIA is grateful for gifts made in celebration.

Donate in Celebration

Give a gift of publicly traded securities

A donation of publicly traded shares is a tax effective way to give charitably as you will not be taxed on any capital gains. You also receive a charitable receipt for your gift.

Download our Gift of Securities Donation Form.

Charitable bequest

The RIA gratefully accepts charitable bequests. When you include a gift in your Will (a bequest) to the RIA, you ensure a better future for older adults. It’s truly a wonderful legacy.

Legal name: Schlegel-UW Research Institute for the Aging Foundation
Charitable Number: 841471212RR0001

For further information on charitable bequests, please contact Tina Mah, Executive Director, at 519-904-0660 or

Give through your donor-advised fund

Donor-advised fund holders are welcome to give to the RIA through their community, financial, faith-based or independent foundation.

If you require further details, please contact Tina Mah, Executive Director at or by calling 519-904-0660.

Still have questions? Give us a call at 519-904-0660 or send us an email at

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