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, identities, cultures and abilities feel included and valued in their communities. Through Age-friendly BC, the government of British Columbia, in partnership with BC Healthy Communities Society, are working with local and Indigenous governments, and other partners to achieve this vision.
The Age-friendly BC Program strives for inclusion of all Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
These web pages will help you discover what you can do to make your community age-friendly.
Indigenous and local government 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, in partnership with BC Healthy Communities Society, is continuing to work with local and Indigenous governments, health authorities and other partners to support local age-friendly initiatives.
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: