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CCNA Newsletters 

The Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration and Aging (CCNA) was launched in 2014 by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). It is a hub for research involving neurodegenerative diseases that affect cognition in aging (like dementia or Alzheimer’s). CCNA teams are located across the country, each with their own independent research program.

In phase I of the CCNA (2014-2019), Team 20 included both a rural and Indigenous focus. In Ontario, the Indigenous program of research was led by Dr. Kristen Jacklin in partnership with the seven First Nations on Manitoulin Island.

The CCNA Team 20 newsletters were produced twice a year to provide updates on the research activities taking place on Manitoulin Island from 2015-2019.

For more information on phase 2 of the CCNA research activities, please visit -

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