Age-friendly Communities Recognition Award (Program)


Since 2012, BC Healthy Communities Society and the BC Ministry of Health have administered the Age-friendly Recognition award. As of 2016, 39 communities across the province have been recognized for completing the four milestones in the Age-friendly Communities process.

Each of the recognized communities demonstrates unique approaches to promoting and creating Age-friendly Communities. Making communities age-friendly is one of the most effective strategies to promote healthy and active aging, and contributes to the creation of sustainable, healthy communities.

" The cornerstone of the Age-friendly BC Recognition program is healthy, thriving and resilient communities. We share this vision, and that's why we're proud to support the Age-friendly BC Recognition awards." - Jodi Mucha, Executive Director BC Healthy Communities

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 community. To become officially recognized, communities need to complete four steps:

  1. Establish an Age-friendly Committee
  2. Pass a Local Council or District Board Resolution
  3. Conduct an Age-friendly Assessment
  4. Develop and Publish an Action Plan

This four-step approach was adapted from the Pan-Canadian Age-friendly Communities Recognition Initiative. 

Check out a Summary list of all past recipients here.


Download the Age-friendly Recognition award application form here.

For more information on Age-friendly Communities contact:

Sarah Ravlic,  Program Coordinator
T: (250) 590-8442


Links & Resources

Focus Areas: Age Friendly
Service Types: Workshops, Webinars & Events , Facilitation & Consultation