Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation announce $1M available to support New Brunswick-based innovations in seniors’ care

Fredericton, NB – October 5, 2018 – The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), led by Baycrest, and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) have announced the launch of round two of the Seniors’ Care Strategic Innovation Fund (SCSIF) – a program aimed at accelerating the evaluation and adoption of innovations in seniors’ care in New Brunswick (NB).

Through SCSIF, up to $500,000 CAD in matching funding per project can be leveraged to support the validation testing of innovative products and services that address the needs of the aging population. In total, $1 million will be available through this program.

“Partnerships are key to driving innovation forward,” says Dr. Allison Sekuler, Managing Director at CABHI and Vice-President, Research at Baycrest. “New Brunswick has the fastest-growing rate of adults over age 65 in Canada. Our goal is to help innovators get their products and services to our older population faster in New Brunswick, across Canada and around the world, to help people live longer and better.”

“CABHI is a major change agent in Canada for transformative and applied research in senior’s health,” said Leah Carr, Interim CEO, NBHRF. “The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation is excited to partner in this second SCSIF program as it is designed to directly test and evaluate technologies in real world settings.”

CABHI and NBHRF invite Seniors’ Care Partners (such as long-term care facilities) located in New Brunswick to apply for the opportunity to trial and evaluate innovative solutions addressing challenges of aging and brain health. Applicants must partner with a researcher based in New Brunswick and an Innovator (a third-party vendor located anywhere in the world) providing the innovative solution for testing/validation.

Projects must be completed in 12 months and commence before January 31, 2019. As a first step, all interested Seniors’ Care Partners located in the province of New Brunswick must submit an online application no later than 5 p.m. (EST) on November 2, 2018.

CABHI gratefully acknowledges the support of its funders, the Government of Canada through the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and the Baycrest Foundation.

More information on the program is available at



About the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)
The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation, 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 healthcare, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners. CABHI’s objective 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:

About the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF)

The NBHRF ( / @NBHRF) is an independent organization governed by a board of directors comprised of key stakeholders from the health research community in New Brunswick. Provincial funding is provided by the Regional Development Corporation – Total Development Fund, the Department of Health – Medical Research Fund (MRF) and the Department of Social Development – Wellness Research Fund (WRF) for NBHRF health research programs (HRP), health strategic initiatives (HRI) with federal tri-councils, national health charities and private sector, and the Strategic Investment in Health Research Innovations (SIHRI). The foundation’s mission is to provide leadership and support building health research capacity, improve the health of New Brunswickers and advance the knowledge economy.

Media Contact:
Arielle Zomer, Senior Communications Specialist, CABHI, Tel: 416-937-5741,

Patricia Seaman, Senior Communications Officer, New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Tel: 506-455-0471; Mobile: 506-476-5327,