AFC Knowledge Exchange

The AFC Knowledge Exchange is where you can learn from others, join the AFC conversation, get connected to the AFC Knowledge Broker, and stay connected to upcoming opportunities for exchange.

Provincial Distribution List

To stay 'in the know' about upcoming webinars and new resources, sign up for the provincial AFC distribution list here.


Knowledge Broker

A knowledge broker is a professional whose role is to connect you, the knowledge users, to appropriate partners and resources. Contact the Age-Friendly Community Knowledge Broker, Sarah Webster, with your questions.
Phone (toll-free): 1-844-276-5756


Webinar Series

The purpose of this upcoming 5-part series is to enable exchange and shared solution-finding between Ontario communities at different stages of the AFC planning process. Communities, organizations, and individuals across the province who are interested are welcome to attend.

Each webinar page includes a description, link to registration, summary after the event, and links to resources (including archived webinar).

Introduction to Outreach (September 3, 2015)

Defining Local Principles (October 22, 2015)

Custom Needs Assessment (December 9, 2015)

Developing a Local Action Plan (January 21, 2016)

Implementation and Evaluation (February 12, 2016)

Age-Friendly Communities & Dementia-Friendly Communities: Are We Talking About the Same Thing? (March 8, 2016)

Age-Friendly Businesses: Engaging the Private Sector (April 29, 2016)

Age-Friendly Communities: Housing Options for Older Canadians (September 22, 2016)

Age-Friendly Communities: Aging in Place (October 20, 2016)

Creating An Age-Friendly Dashboard to Monitor and Communicate Progress (December 8, 2016)


With Age Comes Great Experience: How Seniors are Mentoring a New Generation of Entrepreneurs (Tuesday February 14th)

Upcoming Webinars:

Keep checking back for details on future webinars!



Age-Friendly Community Planning Outreach Initiative

A provincial AFC planning outreach team is helping communities plan, implement and evaluate AFC initiatives by providing support and connecting to resources and partners. This initiative was started in response to feedback across the province that more technical assistance, education, and awareness of AFC principles were needed to be successful.

The Ministry of Seniors Affairs (MSA) has selected University of Waterloo, the Ontario Interdisciplinary Council for Aging and Health (OICAH), and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) to work with municipalities to help them become more age-friendly. Over the next two years, these organizations will help develop partnerships across Ontario that:

  • Support community-based age-friendly projects;
  • Develop and distribute resources; and
  • Create a Knowledge Exchange network.