This research brief discusses the importance of developing age-friendly communities in Canada. 12 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) overviews recommendations to support aging well in place, age-friendly communities and dying well. 10 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This webpage includes information on research seeking to identify the policy, community and kin-level interventions that influence health outcomes for rural and northern Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal seniors; and to crease an assessment framework to monitor the range and impact of these interventions in supporting seniors' health outcomes in rural and northern areas. Last reviewed June 2018.

This American article seeks to summarize research, practice and policy on community initiatives from the field of aging and beyond. It addresses questions regarding the ways in which communities can affect healthy aging, what age-friendly community initiatives (AFCIs) are, and an overview of past and potential efforts within the U.S. government to support community change processes on behalf of our rapidly aging society. 4 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This American publication discusses a collaborative initiative which resulted in the development of a list of indicators that can be measured using information that is readily available and adaptable to local governments, providing low-cost ways for governments to begin to examine the specific needs of their aging population. These indicators reflect a framework of how livable community characteristics influence aging in place. 37 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

AFC Communities in Eastern Ontario

Name of Committee: Older Adult Plan

Population: 934,243

AFC Communities in Central Ontario

Name of Committee: City of Pickering Age Friendly Planning Committee

Population: 91,771


Program Description

AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN)

Date: May 31, 2018


  • Julie Darney, Manager of Partnerships and Communities of Practice
  • Denise Marshall, BSc, MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP Medical Director, Niagara West Palliative Care Team and McNally House Hospice
  • Deborah Sattler, Lead, Windsor Essex Compassion Care Community


In light of Canada’s aging population, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is supporting a new provincial strategy called “Compassionate Communities” to catalyze whole person care throughout the province of Ontario, to benefit patients, family caregive

On May 25, 2018, Jason Kervin gave this presentation overviewing the role of community paramedicine, rural wellness clinics, community referrals by EMS and research regarding the effectiveness of community paramedicine. 13 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.