CC-ABHI Announces Spark Program Grant Recipients

Posted Date: February 27, 2017 Posted By: Emily Kuurstra


The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) recently announced 31 grant recipients who will receive a total of $1.4 million in funding through CC-ABHI’s Spark Program. Projects involving the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation (CLRIs) in Long-Term Care (hosted at Baycrest, Bruyère and Schlegel) were among those selected. The CLRIs are proud to be partnered with organizations that are committed to promoting creative solutions in the field of aging.


The Spark Program is an initiative designed to support point-of-care healthcare workers with the development of grassroots ideas to improve brain health and quality of life for older adults. Specific focus areas include: reducing emergency department visits, preventing falls, supporting aging at home, and improving cognitive fitness.


Click on the links below for more information on the Spark projects supported by/affiliated with the CLRIs:




SOS! A Gamified App to Improve Early Detection of Acute Deterioration Associated with Unnecessary Emergency Hospitalization in the Frail Elderly



Intelligent mobile and web-based alerts application to help detect and prevent falls in the long-term care setting (Saint-Louis Residence)



GeriMedRisk, a Scalable Geriatric Pharmacology Consultation Service to Prevent Adverse Drug Events among Seniors: A Pilot Study



Visit the CC-ABHI website for a complete list of Spark recipients:


List of 2017 Spark Program recipients

La liste des bénéficiaires subventionnés par Spark CC-ABHI 2017