A brief history of the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto:
|Program in Gerontology was founded, the first in Canada
|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
|Centre received first national Network of Centres of Excellence grant (CARNET) awarded to the social sciences.
|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
|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
|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.