Aging well project
The project

The Aging Well project seeks to clarify older immigrants' social needs, networks, and supports, and how these shape their capacity, resilience, and independence in aging well in Ontario.


We are a team of researchers in London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Waterloo who have come together to coordinate the efforts of the Aging Well project. 

Partner organizations

Aging Well project collaborates with community organizations across the 4 sites (London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Waterloo).



The London site's efforts are coordinated by a research team from Western University Canada. The London site focuses on engaging and recruiting participants from Arabic and Spanish-speaking communities.


The research team in Ottawa is affiliated with the University of Ottawa and focuses on engaging Arabic and Spanish-speaking communities.


The Toronto site has team members affiliated with both Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. The Toronto site aims to recruit participants from the Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking communities.


The Waterloo site team is affiliated with the Wilfrid Laurier University. The Waterloo site focuses on engaging members of Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking communities. 


Year Established

To view our progress and learn more about what we're currently doing at the Aging Well project, visit this page.

Contact us

Project Lead
Prof. Sepali Guruge

Office 416-979-5000 ext. 4964

Email sguruge@ryerson.ca

Location Ryerson University 

350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

General inquiries

For any general inquiries, questions, or commendations, please contact us using the form below:

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London Site Lead
Prof. Bharati Sethi

Office 519-433-3491 ext. 4553

Email bsethi3@uwo.ca

Location King's University College at Western University Canada, 266 Epworth Avenue London, ON N6A 2M3

Ottawa Site Lead
Prof. Denise Spitzer

Office 613-562-5800 ext.1222

Email dspitzer@uottawa.ca

Location University of Ottawa, 75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Toronto Site Lead
Prof. Lu Wang

Office 416-979-5000 ext. 2689

Email luwang@ryerson.ca

Location Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Waterloo Site Lead
Prof. Margaret Walton-Roberts

Office 226-772-3138

Email mwaltonroberts@wlu.ca

Location Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5


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