Bruyère Research Institute

Networks and Research Centres

  • The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) BRI is one of 11 national data collection study sites, following 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 for at least 20 years. The CLSA is collecting information on the changing biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people’s lives. The ultimate aim of the CLSA is to find ways to improve the health of Canadians by better understanding the aging process and the factors that shape the way we age. Learn more here
  • Global Health – This centre works with a variety of international networks on numerous projects on health inequities in Canada and developing nations. BRI has also requested a re-designation to be a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity.
  • The Centres for Learning Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) – BRI is one of three hosts of the Ontario CLRI which helps the province’s 600+ long-term care (LTC) homes enhance the quality of life and care for residents. The Program educates and trains the current and future LTC workforce and provides solutions to priority issues, including an aging population, care complexity and workforce challenges. The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Government of Ontario and hosted at Bruyère, Baycrest Health Sciences, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Learn more here.
  • C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre – The CTLC is hosted at Bruyère through partnership between BRI and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. This research group focuses on producing and applying knowledge for clinical practices in primary care to improve patient care and experience. Learn more here.
  • The University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) – With over 250 investigators from 5 different university faculties and 5 academic hospitals in Ottawa, this team is working to better understand brain and mind related health. Our partnership focuses on memory and dementia through the uOBMRI Memory and Cognition Group. Learn more here.
  • AGE-WELL National Innovation Hubs – BRI is proud to be an AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub tasked to advance the innovation and adoption of technology-based solutions for healthy aging. Learn more here.
  • Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) – BRI is one of 13 clinical sites working as part of the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative in partnership with the OBI. This program investigates the similarities and differences of dementia among five diseases that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegeneration. Learn more here.
  • Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging – BRI is working with the CCNA on a signature clinical study to learn more about dementia. This work will enroll 1600 Canadians between the ages of 50 and 90 who are living with, or at risk for developing dementia. The major goals of this study are to learn about who is at risk of developing dementia, determine how early dementia can be detected, and find out what tests are most effective at detecting dementia. Learn more here.
  • Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases – The Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is a network of interested Canadian individuals and organizations who aim to mobilize Canadian action to end suffering from NTDs. Their mission is to generate interest and support from the Canadian public about NTDs, and advocate for the elimination of NTDs to be a key part of Canada’s global health priorities. The network of global health practitioners and researchers provide world-class insight and support for Canadian policy on NTDs and aim to reduce global health inequalities and establish more resilient health systems. Learn more here.