Research at the CCAA

The CCAA was founded in 1989 as a research centre at the University of Western Ontario, with affiliations to the current St. Joseph’s Health Care London (SJHC) and Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI). The mandate of the CCAA is to investigate interrelationships among activity (e.g., physical, social), health, well-being and aging, and to study evidence-informed activity-based interventions designed to promote optimal health and well-being of older adults. The CCAA is well-positioned to implement its mandate in alignment with the proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly to name 2021-2030 as the Decade of Healthy Ageing. The proposal was put forth by the World Health Organization and endorsed by the World Health Assembly.

Research at the CCAA includes a wide spectrum of basic and applied high-quality, innovative studies using a range of investigative designs and quantitative and qualitative methods. The emphasis of research is on activity, health, well-being and aging processes among older adults often linked to optimizing their inter- and independence. Knowledge mobilization, translation and exchange also are key theme areas of research frequently undertaken collaboratively by CCAA Research Associates, other researchers, graduate students and Community Partners at local, regional, provincial, national and international levels.

Research Associates


Researchers come together from local, national and international post-secondary institutions, and collaborate on innovative studies related to activity, health, well-being and aging.

Research Events


Presentations from various researchers from a wide array of disciplines, focused on activity, health, well-being and the aging process.

Research News


Key findings are presented from high-quality, innovative research related to activity, health, well-being and aging by CCAA Research Associates, Western and other researchers and graduate students.

Community Partners


Community partners are integral to the Knowledge Mobilization, Knowledge Translation and Knowledge Exchange activities carried out in reciprocal fashion with CCAA Research Associates.