Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA)
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) is Canada's leader in current research and program development of improved physical ability and healthy aging for older adults. It is a not-for-profit national research and education centre within the facility of Health Science at Western University.
To develop, encourage and promote an active, healthy lifestyle for Canadian adults that will enhance the dignity of the aging process.
- To become a high-quality national centre supporting physical activity
for the aging population.
- To become the national coordinating and accreditation institute for
CCAA's community-based programs and services for the elderly.
- To support, encourage and disseminate nationally research into an active
lifestyle for older adults, and to act as a resource for Health Canada and
other national organizations.
- To establish international alliances and promote an open exchange of
scientific knowledge, health and community programs to benefit active older
- To educate provincial governments, industry and social agencies on the
benefits of an active aging population.
- To be the national data centre for information on activity and aging.