Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Planning Guide Released

Finding the Right Fit – Age-Friendly Community Planning

The Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Planning Guide provides advice to municipalities on the development, implementation and evaluation of plans for seniors-friendly communities which are socially and physically accessible and inclusive.

This guide:

  • Explains the characteristics of an AFC and how it can respond to the opportunities and challenges of Ontario’s aging population
  • Provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for a broad range of existing AFC resources
  • Recognizes that collecting information that reflects or captures the characteristics of your community as broadly as possible is critical to a successful AFC initiative
  • Offers those working on AFC initiatives a framework for making informed choices from among several flexible community assessment tools that can be tailored and adaptable to local circumstances

Download the Guide (PDF)
Finding the Right Fit Age-Friendly Community Planning

Age-Friendly Communities Success Stories

What is an Age-friendly Community?

Age-friendly communities are supportive physical and social environments that enable older people to live active, safe and meaningful lives that continue to contribute in all areas of community life.

This guide was released by The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat (OSS), the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO), the University of Waterloo and McMaster University.

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