About Us

Research, Policy, and Everything in Between.

A partnership between AGE-WELL NCE, Canada’s aging & technology network, and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), APPTA supports governments in generating opportunities to address the policy and practice challenges of an aging population.

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There’s always a way to do it better. At APPTA, we help governments develop better, evidence-informed policy solutions for Canada’s aging population. By working with researchers, innovators, and policymakers across the country, APPTA speeds up the innovation pipeline by translating quality research into actionable policy options for provincial, territorial, and federal governments.

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We go further when we work together. For APPTA, knowledge sharing is crucial to breaking the mould and improving the quality of life of older adults across Canada. We take a connectivity approach to complex challenges, bringing people together from east to west, north to south, to share their best ideas and work collectively on policy solutions that will benefit Canadian seniors.

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Everyone has the potential to innovate. That’s why APPTA has a suite of policy education programs that are designed to build the skills needed to bring great ideas into the real world. We work with undergraduate and post-graduate students through internships, national challenges, and professional development programs to foster their ability to enrich the policy development process with strong evidence-informed decision-making.