In 2018 Oasis partnered with researchers at Queen’s University, Western University and McMaster University to expand and evaluate Oasis in four cities across Ontario.
This work has been funded by the Baycrest Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility. Each grant was specifically designated to supporting the expansion to a particular Oasis community.
As Oasis expanded, a network of communities formed to support the sustainability of all sites. In partnership with the universities, building residents and the onsite Coordinators are working to develop programming based on diverse needs.