Getting Recognized

If your community has already completed basic steps towards becoming age-friendly, your local government can apply to have your community officially recognized as an Age-friendly British Columbia (AFBC) community.

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AFBC Recognition Program

The AFBC recognition program is designed to recognize and reward success, and encourage and motivate communities to take action towards becoming age-friendly.

Since 2012, 39 communities have received Age-friendly BC Community Recognition.

By becoming a recognized AFBC community, your community will receive the following benefits:

  • An AFBC recognition award
  • Promotion of your community’s achievements in the AFBC section of the SeniorsBC.ca website and in the SeniorsBC e-Newsletter
  • Automatic eligibility to receive official “Pan-Canadian AFC Recognition”, endorsed by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization
  • A reward to help your community develop an age-friendly community legacy project, or hold a celebration

For information on how to become a recognized AFBC community, see:

To apply for recognition go to the:

For more information on Age-friendly BC or the recognition program, please contact the Seniors’ Health Promotion Team by:

• Email: AgefriendlyBC@gov.bc.ca

Related Information

News release:

Read about the actions of B.C. communities that have already taken action to make their communities age-friendly.

Recognized Age Friendly Communities

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