Age-Friendly Communities Outreach

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An age-friendly community (AFC) is a community where policies, services and physical spaces are designed to enable people of all ages to live in a secure and accessible physical and social environment. AFCs contribute to good health and allow people to continue to participate fully in society throughout their lifetime. The Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) is helping to implement AFCs across the province through its Action Plan for Seniors and the Finding the Right Fit AFC Planning Guide and the AFC Planning Grant Program. 

The AFC Planning Outreach Initiative builds on these initiatives.  It was established by the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat to offer assistance to Ontario communities in the planning process. This project includes the development of partnerships, web resources, and the creation of a network for knowledge exchange across Ontario.  Read More about this Initiative...


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This section includes step-by-step tools to help communities follow Ontario’s Age-Friendly Community (AFC) planning guide for developing, implementing, and evaluating their AFCs. The eight dimensions of age-friendly communities should form the basis of AFC planning. 

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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.

Fill in the community profile template and email to to share information about your community's age-friendly initiative. To find out which communities received funding as part of the Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant Program visit the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

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This section links to other resources to help with age-friendly planning, including guides, tools, websites, and community examples.