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  • ISSN: 0714-9808 (Print), 1710-1107 (Online)
  • Editor: Dr Pierrette Gaudreau
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: 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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Open Access

The Canadian Journal on Aging/ La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (CJA/RCV) is committed to supporting fair access to scholarship. In line with the SSHRC open access policy, all CJA/RCV content from 2019 onwards will be available for free online subject to a 12-month embargo. This policy means that all articles will be made free to access, with no paywall, 12 months after they have been published in an issue on Cambridge Core. The journal’s other open access policies, including manuscript archiving via Green Open Access, remain unchanged. 

May Article of the Month

Push and Pull Factors Surrounding Older Adults’ Relocation to Supportive Housing: A Scoping Review

Bryan B. Franco, Jason Randle, Lauren Crutchlow, Janet Heng, Arsalan Afzal, George A. Heckman and Veronique Boscart


Supportive housing, including retirement homes and assisted living, is increasingly touted as a suitable living option for Canadian older adults. This scoping review describes the nature and content of studies that explore underlying factors that motivate older adults to relocate to supportive housing. We conducted a search of PubMed, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Web of Science, and PsycINFO, which identified 34 articles for review. Articles reviewed employed a variety of methods and guiding theoretical frameworks, of which the push and pull framework appeared to be most common. This review suggests that health and functional deficits are important reasons for relocation to supportive housing for older adults. Further longitudinal data are required to more comprehensively describe medical and social determinants for relocation and its consequences, in order to better describe this growing population and better align policies with the needs of older adults contemplating or undergoing relocation.


Les logements avec services de soutien, tels que les résidences pour personnes âgées et celles offrant des services d’assistance, sont de plus en plus considérés comme des choix adaptés aux besoins des personnes âgées au Canada. Cet examen de la portée décrit la nature et le contenu des recherches explorant les facteurs qui incitent les personnes âgées à déménager en résidences avec services de soutien. Une recherche effectuée sur PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science et PsycINFO a permis de repérer 34 articles sur ce sujet. Les articles examinés utilisaient une variété de méthodes et de cadres théoriques, dont le modèle "Push and Pull", qui était le plus courant. Cet examen de la portée suggère que les problèmes de santé et les déficits fonctionnels sont les principales causes de relogement en résidences avec services. Davantage d’études longitudinales sont nécessaires en vue de définir de manière plus exhaustive les déterminants médicaux et sociaux du relogement et ses conséquences. Ceci permettra de caractériser plus précisément cette population en croissance pour mieux aligner les politiques sur les besoins des adultes âgés qui envisagent ou entreprennent un relogement.

Articles from the Latest Issue

Special issue on COVID-19 and Aging in Canada