Age-Friendly Communities 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 learn about upcoming opportunities.
Provincial Distribution List & e-Newsletter
To stay 'in the know' about AFC information in Ontario, join our provincial AFC distribution list. Through this channel we distribute our monthly E-Newsletter that highlights age-friendly events, resources, news stories and funding opportunities; as well as other communications such as webinar invitations and new funding announcements.
Previous issues of the AFC E-Newsletter:
- September 2020 e-Newsletter
- August 2020 e-Newsletter
- July 2020 e-Newsletter
- June 2020 e-Newsletter
- May 2020 e-Newsletter
- April 2020 e-Newsletter
- March 2020 e-Newsletter
- February 2020 e-Newsletter
- January 2020 e-Newsletter
- December 2019 e-Newsletter
- November 2019 e-Newsletter
- October 2019 e-Newsletter
A knowledge broker is a professional whose role is to connect you, the knowledge users, to appropriate partners and resources. Contact Lisa, the Age-Friendly Community Knowledge Broker, with your questions.
Regional Age-Friendly Networks
These networks include age-friendly leads from many of Ontario's 80+ Age-Friendly Communities. Network members meet regularly (by teleconference) to share their local age-friendly planning processes, describe innovative programs and services, and discuss emerging trends or gaps. The regional networks are an opportunity to learn from and share with each other to help accelerate and strengthen work at a local level.
If you are interested in joining one of the networks listed below, please contact Lisa, the Age-Friendly Community Knowledge Broker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-276-5756 to be connected with the appropriate network chair.
- Southern Ontario Age-Friendly Network
- Northern Ontario Age-Friendly Network
- Eastern Ontario Age-Friendly Network
- Central Ontario Age-Friendly Network
- Rural age-friendly communities in the 2020s: Insights from Trent University (October 28, 2020)
- Age-Friendly Communities: An Introduction (September 3, 2015)
- Age-Friendly Communities: Defining Local Principles (October 22, 2015)
- Age-Friendly Communities: Custom Needs Assessment (December 9, 2015)
- Age-Friendly Communities: Developing a Local Action Plan (January 21, 2016)
- Age-Friendly Communities: 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 (February 14, 2017)
- A Case-Example on Developing an Age-Friendly Action Plan for Addressing Social Isolation in Older Chinese Adults (November 30, 2017)
- Connecting with Ontario Seniors: Moving from Social Isolation to Social Inclusion (April 24, 2018)
- Building a Stronger and More Inclusive Ontario Part 1: Understanding the link between Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly Communities (May 17, 2018)
- Building a Stronger and More Inclusive Ontario Part 2: Understanding the link between Age-Friendly and Compassionate Communities (May 31, 2018)
- Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors (June 14, 2018)
- Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities - the OASIS Model (June 28, 2018)
- Accessibility and Age-Friendly Communities: Strengthening Local Impact (March 5, 2019)
- Creating Safe and Respectful Communities for Older Adults: How Elder Abuse can be Prevented through Age-Friendly Community Plans (September 25, 2019)
- To Everything There is a Season: Reflections from Hamilton and Ottawa on Sustaining Social Inclusion Initiatives in the Community (November 20, 2019)
- Climate Change, Vulnerability and Health Equity in Canada: Understanding Linkages to Inform Adaptation (January 23, 2020)
- Older Adults, Physical Distancing and Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – What Can Communities Do NOW? (April 16, 2020)
- Connectedness, Purpose, and Belonging: Role of Social Prescribing in Integrating Health Care and Social Supports (April 29, 2020)
- The Rainbow Steps for LGBT2SQ Seniors (June 24, 2020)
- No Place Like Home(Share): Insights from an Intergenerational Homesharing Program in Toronto (September 30, 2020)
- Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Symposium: Aging With Confidence (March 26, 2018)
Community of Interest on Social Isolation and Loneliness
What are the promising practices to mitigate the negative effects of social isolation among community-dwelling older adults during and post COVID-19?
- Click here to join this group.
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