Age-friendly Capacity Building


  • Planning Support for Age-friendly Communities
  • Age-friendly Tools & Resources

Our Age-friendly Community Capacity Building program supports communities across the province as they plan for active aging by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life for older adults. We provide support, expertise and resources for health authorities, local governments and other key stakeholders for build age-friendly communities.

Age-friendly Community Capacity Building is conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Health and is directed and implemented by BC Healthy Communities. 

Age-friendly Community Stories

Age-friendly Communities Grants 2023 Anticipated Soon

The 2023 Age-friendly Communities grants are anticipated soon. The intake for applications is planned to open in early summer. If...
Read More

The importance of using an equity lens in age-friendly communities planning

The diversity of the B.C. population cultivates connections and celebrates cultures, experiences, and life paths that combine to create connected...
Read More

Local and Indigenous governments across B.C. receive grants and capacity-building supports to develop age-friendly communities

Local and Indigenous governments across the province have been awarded $500,000 in grants and additional customized supports through the Age-friendly...
Read More

BC Healthy Communities newly administers the Age-friendly Communities Grant Program

Canada’s population is aging and by 2037, the number of Canadians 65 years and older is predicted to be approximately...
Read More

BC Healthy Communities steps into Age-friendly Communities grant administration role

Since 2007, the B.C. Ministry of Health’s Age-friendly Communities program has supported local governments, and since 2018 First Nations, across...
Read More

Healthy aging through an equity lens: Older adults experiencing homelessness

The development of Age-friendly Communities involves a policy approach to creating conditions that allow older adults to stay connected and...
Read More

New Resource: Applying an Equity Lens in Age-friendly Communities Planning

Designed to support local and Indigenous governments embarking on Age-friendly Community Plans, this resource provides a refresher on the concept...
Read More

The role of neighbourhoods and residents in developing Age-friendly communities

Community can mean different things on different scales, and at one of the smallest units of “community” are neighbourhoods and...
Read More

How the eight domains of Age-friendly Communities impact social connectedness

In Age-friendly Communities, the goal is to create a community in which older adults are able to age healthily in...
Read More

On-Demand Webinar: Creating Age-friendly Communities – Approaches for optimizing your needs assessment & planning process

Has your community received an Age-friendly Communities Grant, or is it considering applying for one in the future? BC Healthy...
Read More