Launched in 2017 with a single goal in mind, the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA is putting innovative aging and technology research into the hands of the people who can use it. We know that it takes on average 17 years for research to be translated into action. By bringing together a diverse and dynamic team of young professionals to support an integrated network in research, policy, and innovation, APPTA aims to bridge that gap and mobilize aging and technology research in ways that can improve the lives of older Canadians.

Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging


Policy Challenge 2019-2020: Technology-Based Supports for Aging in Place: Are they Effective?

Amélie Gauthier-Beaupré, BSc, PhD(c)


APPTA Releases Policy Innovation Lab Report

We are very excited to announce that our Policy Innovation Lab Report is now available on our website.  The challenge question for our first Policy Innovation Lab participants was, “how can increased investment in home support be leveraged to enhance older adults’ ability to age well in their communities?” Modeled off of the social innovation […]


Amintro: A Social Solution to the Loneliness Health Epidemic

Charlene Nadalin, BA York University


AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA hosts Knowledge Exchange Meeting

APPTA hosted a Knowledge Exchange Meeting on October 23rd, concurrently with the AGE-WELL Conference 2019. This meeting focused on our caregiver priority, where a system mapping exercise was completed to understand the policy landscape. The maps will contribute to a needs assessment currently being developed by APPTA for caregivers across Canada and inform the development […]


APPTA hosted its first ever Policy Innovation Lab

APPTA hosted its first ever Policy Innovation Lab in early October. Modeled off of the social innovation lab approach, APPTA’s Policy Innovation Lab aimed to disrupt the “business as usual” problem-solving methods by exploring new processes for developing public policy solutions that enhance the lives of older adults. The objective of the Policy Innovation Lab […]


Smart Technologies in the Home: A New Strategy for Seniors with Severe Mental Illness

Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, RN PhD; & Jonathan Serrato, MSc