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Age-friendly BC

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.

Age-friendly BC Community Recognition

2012
City of Duncan
Township of Esquimalt
District of Metchosin
City of Revelstoke
District of Saanich
District of Sechelt
City of Surrey
District of West Vancouver
City of White Rock

2013
City of Armstrong
City of Burnaby
District of Clearwater
Town of Creston
Village of Fruitvale
City of Kamloops
District of Logan Lake
Riondel (unincorporated)

2014
Village of Anmore
Cowichan Valley Regional District - Cobble Hill
Village of Granisle
District of Kent
District of Kitimat
Village of Telkwa
City of Vancouver
District of Vanderhoof

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 Directorate, 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.

Lessons-Learned Report

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: