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  • ISSN: 0714-9808 (Print), 1710-1107 (Online)
  • Editor: and Dr Pierrette Gaudreau
  • Editorial board
The Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (CJA/RCV) promotes excellence in research and disseminates the latest work of researchers in the social sciences, humanities, health and biological sciences who study the older population of Canada and other countries; informs policy debates relevant to aging through the publication of the highest quality research; seeks to improve the quality of life for Canada's older population and for older populations in other parts of the world through the publication of research that focuses on the broad range of relevant issues from income security to family relationships to service delivery and best practices; and encourages the exchange of the latest ideas in gerontological research through the publication of work by international scholars to the benefit of the Canadian and international scholarly communities as well as older adults in Canada and around the world.

Call for Nominations and Applications

The Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement is seeking nominations or applications to fill several positions on the Editorial Board. These include: Health Sciences and Biological Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences and Social Policy and Practice Section Editors.

Appointment to the Editorial Board is normally for a four-year term. Nominations and applications are currently being accepted.

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The Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) Board of Governors is pleased to announce four new appointments to the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal on Aging including Dr. Pierrette Gaudreau (Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Brad Meisner (Book Reviews Editor), Dr. Laura Middleton (Health Sciences and Biological Sciences Editor) and Dr. Catherine Tong (Social Sciences Editor, who will work with continuing Social Sciences Editor, Dr. Deborah van den Hoonaard).

September Article of the Month

As Canada’s population continues to age, social isolation among older people has become a national-level priority. Much is known about individual-level risks and negative health outcomes and current definitions and program responses tend to rely on an individualized approach. The authors argue for an extended consideration of the social and cultural aspects of social isolation among older people, specifically temporal factors, spatial factors, and the relationship between social isolation and exclusion. Considering the impact of life course trajectories and more collective experiences may result in a more inclusive approach to social isolation in late life and the development of capacity to address social isolation among a wide range of older people, particularly the needs of vulnerable or marginalized groups.

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Articles from the Latest Issue

Issues of Aging in Indigenous Populations - a forthcoming special issue