How to Become Age-friendly

To learn how your community can become an age-friendly community, see the following guide.

This is a practical guide to becoming an age-friendly community for local governments, community organizations or local champions. It also describes the Age-friendly B.C. (AFBC) Recognition Program and outlines the criteria for achieving AFBC recognition.

In addition, other resources are available to help local governments complete specific steps to make their communities more age-friendly. These include the following:

For more age-friendly resources, see Links to Resources

Funding Opportunities

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) issues calls for grants from time to time to support age-friendly community planning and projects. Funding for the grants is provided by the B.C. government. For information, see:

A list of other potential funding sources to help communities take action to become more age-friendly can be found under: