CABHI Announces Spark Program Grant Recipients

Posted On: February 27, 2017

The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) recently announced 31 grant recipients who will receive a total of $1.4 million in funding through CABHI’s Spark Program. Projects involving the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) were among those selected. The  Ontario CLRI 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 Ontario CLRI:


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)

Research Institute for Aging

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

Visit the CABHI website for a complete list of Spark recipients:

List of 2017 Spark Program recipients

La liste des bénéficiaires subventionnés par Spark CC-ABHI 2017

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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