Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the CCAA. Please see the opportunities below and contact us for more information. We look forward to having more students and volunteers become a part of our active aging community!


Tel: 519-661-1603

Student Placements & Practicums

Western students can get involved at the CCAA by:

  • participating in a Kin or FHS independent study
  • participating in one of the Community Service Learning experiences offered through the Faculty of Health Sciences (Global Health Promotion HS 3090 or Gerontology in Practice HS 4711)
  • getting involved in the work study program at Western
  • contacting us if you have other ideas about how you can contribute to the programs and projects running at the CCAA

Fanshawe students can get involved at the CCAA by:

Other students can get involved by contacting the CCAA to discuss ideas and opportunities.


The CCAA team of researchers, staff and instructors works hard to improve the lives of seniors in the London area and nationally, but we can’t do it alone. We need your help. There are a number of ways you can contribute to the projects, programs and services offered by the CCAA.

  • Volunteer to be a subject in a research project
  • Volunteer in the community-based exercise programs
  • Volunteer to contribute your skills and expertise to CCAA programs and services

Get started! Complete the CCAA Volunteer Application Form

Training & Instructing

The CCAA specializes in exercise programs that are evidence-based, safe and age-appropriate. For information about courses, please see our Leadership Training pages or contact:

Tel: 519-661-1603

The CCAA often recruits new instructors for the over 20 in-house exercise programs offered Monday through Friday on site at the Annex. For more information about instructing opportunities at the CCAA, please contact:

Susan Paddick
Tel: 519-661-1603


Research in the area of exercise and aging is conducted both in the lab and in the community by faculty and students in the School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences as well as the CCAA community outreach team. Visit the Research page to learn more.

Researchers looking to recruit study subjects please fill out the recruitment request form.


The CCAA partners with a variety of community organizations and educational and research institutions. Learn more about the longest standing partnerships on the partnerships page.

Contact the CCAA by filling out the CCAA partnership request to discuss new, innovative opportunities.