Funders: This team is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research.

CIHR Branding Statement: “CIHR CanWheel Emerging team in Wheeled Mobility for Older Adults (AMG-100925)”

Institutional Support: The primary host institutions are UBC and the Vancouver Costal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). However, the institutions of Co-PIs Demers (University of Montreal) and Kirby (Dalhousie) will also play an important role. UBC and VCHRI will provide our team with support for grant facilitation and development, support staff to handle meeting logistics, and potential seed funds (e.g., VCHRI’s “In It for Life” high-risk funds) to be used for leveraging larger operating dollars.

Main Institutions Involved

- University of British Columbia

Map2- University of Toronto

- Western University

- McGill University

- University of  Montréal

- Laval University

- Dalhousie University

All Institutions Involved

- Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec
- Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau
- Centre de recherché sur le vieillissement (research centre on aging)
- Veterans Affairs Canada
- BC Ministry Healthy Living and Support
- Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
- Parkinsons Society British Columbia
- Industry Canada
- Alzheimer Society of Toronto
- University of Ottawa, Health Sciences
- Pride Mobility
- Centre for Healthy Aging, Providence Health Care
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- Capital Health, Halifax NS
- ALS Society of BC& Yukon
- Point Grey Research
- Neil Squire Society
- Precarn Incorporated
- Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University
- BC Government
- City of New Westminster, Development Services Department
- Harold & Grace Baker Centre
- Providence Health Care
- Canadian Paraplegic Association
- Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
- Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration
- Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)

Improving wheeled mobility of older adults.