RIA released new strategic plan for 2021-23

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is proud to present the 2021-23 Strategic Plan. The RIA supports research and explores aging across various topics by engaging stakeholders throughout the research process. Using these research findings, we then create resources, programs, education and training, and inform practice and policy change, to enhance quality of life and improve care for older adults everywhere. The strategic plan includes refreshed aims and a new vision to enrich the journey of aging.

“The strategic plan will guide us over the next two years, maintaining our emphasis on driving research and innovation to enrich the journey of aging,” says Josie d’Avernas, RIA executive director. “While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected older adults disproportionally, our overall strategic aims remain relevant and the work towards those aims has and will continue to evolve.”

The following strategic aims will guide the RIA’s work for 2021-2023:

  1. Achieve global impact through a growing reputation of innovation
  2. Deepen internal research collaborations and strengthen external research networks to have a meaningful impact on aging research and knowledge mobilization nationally
  3. Accelerate the spread and integration of research into practice
  4. Deliver education that fully integrates living, learning and care
  5. Drive culture change in aging across Canada

Read the 2021-23 Strategic Plan here, and learn more about how the RIA plans to build on our past achievements and push toward our vision: A world where research is driving innovation to enrich the journey of aging.