Publications & Reports

CSAH continues to play a leadership role in multiple ongoing research and knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) projects and activities and we have established a number of collaborative partnerships with other research and innovation organizations in aging and health across Ontario.

Featured Publications & Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Age-Friendly Community (AFC) initiative has gained worldwide momentum. Yet, measures have not been validated in regions with various levels of socio-economic development. This paper used a nationally representative dataset in China to (a) analyze community-level measures within the framework of AFC and (b) compare the age-friendliness between rural and urban settings in China. 

This article states that municipalities are under constant pressure to achieve more with fewer resources. For municipal chief administrative officers and other senior bureaucrats, the nature of problems facing cities is increasingly complex. In the past decade alone, an already crowded land use planning agenda has been swamped by the challenges of dealing with climate change, housing affordability and the replacement of aging infrastructure.  There is an urgent need for municipal decision makers to actively connect the goal of age-friendly communities with the municipal land planning process.  

This study aimed to better understand which and how key components of age-friendly communities best foster positive health, social participation and health equity in aging Canadians.