Peterborough, Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, City and County of

AFC Communities - East, Age-Friendly Communities, Age-Friendly Communities Outreach

Community Profile

Name of Committee: Age-friendly Peterborough
Population: 83,651 (2021)


  • Municipal core funding
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • United Way of Peterborough and District

This profile was updated in July 2023.


Age-Friendly Program Description

Age-friendly Peterborough completed the Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan in 2017. All local government councils have formally adopted the Plan (City of Peterborough, County of Peterborough, 8 Townships, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation). The Plan combines the 8 WHO domains into 4 goals which include:

  • Goal 1: Older adults’ basic needs are met.
  • Goal 2: Older adults are able to get around the community.
  • Goal 3: Older adults are supported to build and maintain relationships.
  • Goal 4: Older adults have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute.

Each of these goals is linked to over 140 actions in the Plan that were created as a result of the community consultations process and needs assessment process undertaken to create the Plan.

After a governance review in 2017, the Age-friendly Peterborough Advisory Committee (AFPAC) was created to implement the Plan and serve as an advisory committee to local councils. AFPAC is comprised of 4 Working Groups dedicated to achieving the 4 goals outlined in the Plan. Each of these Working Groups is actively implementing projects that touch on all 8 WHO domains.

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs and Initiatives

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

  • Walkability Assessments


  • Rural Transportation Project
  • Transit Training Program for seniors to hold workshops


  • Housing and Health Navigation Study
  • HomeShare Canada

Social Participation

  • Recreation and Leisure Study
  • Neighbour for Neighbour (N4N assists seniors in the neighbourhood)
  • Seniors Centre Without Walls
  • Seniors Connector Program

Respect & Social Inclusion

  • Age-Friendly Business Program
  • It’s Not Right Elder Abuse Prevention Education
  • Age-Friendly Program Ambassadors
  • Social Isolation to Social Inclusion
  • Promoting Volunteerism

Communication & Information