The CCNA Trainee Society

Current Membership

Total CCNA Trainees

Percentage of trainees that are female

Percentage of trainees that are male

CCNA Trainees: Tackling complex questions about age-related neurodegenerative diseases.


Founded in 2018, the CCNA Trainee Society is a national network of students (undergraduate and graduate) and postdoctoral fellows working with CCNA-affiliated investigators.


The Trainee Society Executive Committee

The activities of the Trainee Society are organized by an Executive Committee and supported by the Training Program Coordinator and Lead.

The objectives of the Trainee Society are to:

  • Provide input into the Training and Capacity Building Program and CCNA activities.
  • Develop a peer network for CCNA trainees.
  • Create networking and mentoring opportunities.
  • Create opportunities for external students and postdoctoral fellows to learn about the CCNA and its projects.


Past Executive Committee Members (2018 – 2023)

We would like to thank the following Committee Members from CCNA Phases 1 & 2.

  • Danielle D’Amico, Team 5: Diet and Prevention, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Emma Conway, Team 19: Integrating Dementia Patient Care into the Health Care System
  • Joyla Furlano, Team 18: Issues in Dementia Care for Indigenous Populations
  • Lauren Bechard, Team 12: Mobility, Exercise, and Cognition, Unversity of Waterloo
  • AmanPreet Badhwar, Team 9: Biomarkers in Aging and Neurodegeneration, Université de Montréal
  • Lindsay Wallace, Team 14: Multi-Morbidity and Dementia, Dalhousie University
  • Allen McLean, Team 20: Issues in Dementia Care for Rural and Indigenous Populations, University of Saskatchewan
  • Bruna Seixas Lima, Team 10: Cognitive Intervention, Reserve and Brain Plasticity, University of Toronto
  • Charlene Chu, Team 15: Gerontechnology and Dementia, University of Toronto
  • Saira Mirza, Teams 7 & 8: Vascular Illness and its Impact on Neurodegenerative Diseases and Lewy Bodies, Aging and Dementia, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre