In an age-friendly British Columbia, older people are supported to live active, socially engaged, independent lives. Our vision is of a province where people of all ages and abilities feel included and valued in their communities. Through Age-friendly B.C., the government of British Columbia is working with local governments and other partners to achieve this vision.
These web pages will help you discover what you can do to make your community age-friendly.
Local government officials and staff, and interested community members, can get information on the benefits and the key features of an age-friendly community; the steps to becoming an age-friendly community; and how to get recognized for their efforts.
Business owners can learn what it means to be an age-friendly business, and how their business rates on the age-friendly scale.
See how innovative communities around the province are making great strides in becoming age-friendly. Get ideas for your own age-friendly initiatives.
Find links to a wide range of supports, tools and resources to help you get started in making your community or business age-friendly.
The Ministry of Health, through the Seniors' Health Promotion Team, is continuing to work with local governments to support local age-friendly initiatives. An age-friendly community coordinator is in place to support and advise communities.
British Columbia has supported the creation of age-friendly communities since 2007. An evaluation of the first three years of age-friendly implementation in British Columbia was prepared by the Age-friendly Communities Implementation Team.
The team’s findings are available in the report: