Collaborating Organizations

AGE-WELL Network

AGE-WELL stands for "Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement, and Long Life".  It's the name of a pan-Canadian network of industry, non-profit organizations, government, care-providers, end-users, and academic partners working together using high-quality research to drive innovation and create technologies and services for older adults. Scientific directors are Dr. Alex Mihailidis, University of Toronto and Friesen conference chair Dr. Andrew Sixsmith,  Simon Fraser University. 

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BC Hospice Palliative Care Association

The BC Hospice Palliative Care Association is a not-for-profit, membership organization, which has been representing individuals and organizations committed to promoting and delivering hospice/palliative care to British Columbians since 1986. Members provide a broad range of services to persons who are dying and to their loves ones who are grieving. BCHPCA hosts an annuak education event focussed on topics of interest to healthcare professionals, hospice society staff and volunteers and members of allied organizations committed to quality end of life care. Its Strategic Plan focusses on public education and advocacy activities. 

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SFU Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Program

The Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Program, formerly the Seniors Program, which dates back to 1975, has evolved from small but robust beginnings to become a dynamic community outreach effort that facilitates the offering of more than a hundred courses and events a year. Weekend and evening courses are open to all adults, while daytime courses are reserved for Adults 55+. Courses cover a broad range of subject areas in the humanities, social sciences, sciences and arts. There are no entrance requirements, exams or required assignments. A certificate is available to adults 55+ who complete a minimum of 128 contact hours. Courses, which normally meet for six sessions, are delivered by experts in their field who offer challenging materials with real engagement. The Program also offers several free events on topics of general interest. Normally held on Saturdays, these events take place at both the downtown Vancouver campus and Surrey City Centre Library.                      

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