Export as PDF
Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort


Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 2000-2015 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 55000  
Estimated Current Sample Size 50,000 to 99,999 
Age at Recruitment 35-69   
Gender Male and Female 

Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP) is a longitudinal study tracking the health of 55,000 adults aged 35-69 years in this western Canadian province. ATP was launched in 2000 as a prospective cohort research platform to study the relationship between environmental, lifestyle, and genetic factors and the incidence of cancer and chronic diseases.

In 2008, ATP joined a nation-wide research platform called the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) representing more than 300,000 participants from five provincial cohorts: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces (Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia). Together, the consortium of five regional studies provides greater statistical power for research, as well as opportunities to examine geographical trends in health and wellbeing across Canada’s vast landscape.

The information contained herein is specific to the ATP cohort.

Last Update 21/09/2017

Country Canada 
Contact details
Institution name Richmond Road Diagnostic & Treatment Centre 
Website http://myatp.ca/ 
Principal Investiator (PI) Dr Paula Robson 
Contact email Contact email: [email protected] PI email: [email protected] 
Contact phone number  
Address ATP Research
Alberta Health Services - CancerControl Alberta
Richmond Road Diagnostic & Treatment Centre
1820 Richmond Road SW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2T 5C7

Access Guidelines
Funders (Core support) Funding provided by the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund, administered through Alberta Health, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and in-kind support provided by Alberta Health Services. 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: Mental health, Neurological
Funtional rating: Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Hearing and Vision, Musculoskeletal, Reproductive, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood, Saliva, Urine
Genotyping: Gene screening
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Marital status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
Export as PDF