Saskatoon, SK – June 14, 2018 – Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) today announced a new partnership agreement to bolster the development, testing and adoption of aging and brain health innovations in seniors’ care in Saskatchewan. A total investment of up to $300,000 will support aging and brain health solutions, with attention to research projects focusing on Indigenous and rural communities, new technologies, dementia care and caregiver support.
“By encouraging collaboration, fostering innovation and developing Saskatchewan’s capacity to do more, this funding will help drive improved health outcomes and senior care,” said SHRF CEO, Patrick Odnokon. “We are excited to partner with an organization like CABHI that shares our common goal of finding innovative solutions to address the complex issues facing Saskatchewan seniors.”
“CABHI is thrilled to partner with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation to support projects that will improve the quality of life and care of our aging population,” says Dr. Allison Sekuler, Managing Director for CABHI, and Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience & Vice-President, Research at Baycrest Health Sciences. “As Canada develops a national dementia strategy, partnerships like this one are critical in fostering a culture of longevity innovation across the country, and key for the prevention, detection, and treatment of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.”
Through SHRF’s Collaborative Innovation Development (CID) program, CABHI and SHRF will allocate specific funds of up to $50,000 per project to accelerate the translation of research into products, services and practices that address the needs and challenges of the aging population in Saskatchewan. The funding opportunity is open to researcher and clinician teams based in Saskatchewan and up to six relevant projects will be funded.
More information on the funding available through the CID program can be found at the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation website link and at the CABHI website.
About Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)
The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), led by Baycrest, is a solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector, providing funding and support to innovators for the development, testing, and dissemination of new ideas and technologies that address unmet brain health and seniors’ care needs. Established in 2015, it is the result of the largest investment in brain health and aging in Canadian history. CABHI is a unique collaboration of health care, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners whose aim is to help improve quality of life for the world’s aging population, allowing older adults to age safely in the setting of their choice while maintaining their cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. For more information on CABHI, please visit: www.cabhi.com.
About Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF)
SHRF is the provincial agency that provides the funding necessary to fuel a vibrant culture of health research and innovation for a stronger Saskatchewan. SHRF collaborates with partners to encourage success, connections and action in Saskatchewan’s health research environment, responding to specific needs and offering targeted programs that enable researchers to place themselves among the world’s best and allows the province to be leaders in creating and adopting new health innovations. For more information on SHRF, please visit: www.shrf.ca.
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation acknowledges its funding partner:
Arielle Zomer, Senior Communications Specialist, CABHI, Tel: 416-937-5741, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Odnokon, CEO, SHRF, Tel: 306-975-1689, email@example.com