A brief history of the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto:

1979 Program in Gerontology was founded, the first in Canada
1989 Program transformed into the Centre for Studies of Aging and was interdisciplinary from its inception. The focus was on the processes of aging and population aging
1990 Centre received first national Network of Centres of Excellence grant (CARNET) awarded to the social sciences.
1996 Centre became an institute with a broad vision encompassing the life course. The Collaborative Program in Aging and the Life Course, a graduate program for masters and PhD students started in 1997. today there are over 175 graduates from this program
2005 Institute for Life Course and Aging became an interdisciplinary and inter-professional forum for research and education with 59 members from 8 faculties and 19 departments and a number of community agencies and networks
2006 The Institute received a national Network of Centres of Excellence New Initiative Award (NICE). The Collaborative Program expanded to include a new sub-specialty, and is now called the Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care across the Life Course.