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 success, and encourage and motivate communities to take action towards becoming age-friendly.

Since 2012, 45 communities have received Age-friendly BC Community Recognition.

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

  • Age-friendly BC recognition
  • Promotion of your community’s achievements in the AF section of the BC Healthy Communities Society website and e-Newsletter
  • Automatic eligibility to receive official “Pan-Canadian AFC Recognition”, endorsed by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization

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 Healthy Living and Health Promotion team by: