AFC Knowledge Exchange

The AFC Knowledge Exchange is where you can join your region’s age-friendly network, sign up for the provincial AFC distribution list and connect with the AFC Knowledge Broker.

AFC Knowledge Broker

The AFC Knowledge Broker can provide advice, link to resources, connect you to other leaders exploring similar issues, or answer any questions about age-friendly community development in Ontario. For any age-friendly questions, please contact Sarah Webster, by phone 1-844-276-5756 or email

I have found the AFC Knowledge Broker to be very instrumental in connecting me directly to others within the province who may have worked through a problem or issue before we have, enabling us to get experiential advice and learning from another community addressing the same concerns that we are.” – An Ontario AFCI Lead

Provincial Distribution List & Ontario AFC Newsletter

Stay informed about the latest age-friendly information in Ontario by joining the provincial AFC distribution list. A monthly e-newsletter highlights age-friendly events, resources, research, news stories and funding announcements. The past 12 issues of the newsletter are below.

Regional Age-Friendly Networks

These networks include age-friendly leads from many of Ontario’s 70+ Age-Friendly Community Initiatives (AFCIs). Network members meet regularly (by teleconference) to share their local age-friendly planning processes, describe innovative programs and services, and discuss emerging trends or gaps. The regional networks are an opportunity to learn from and share with each other to help accelerate and strengthen work at a local level.

  • Northern Ontario Age-Friendly Network
  • Eastern Ontario Age-Friendly Network
  • Central Ontario Age-Friendly Network
  • Southwestern Ontario Age-Friendly Network

If you are interested in joining one of the regional networks, please contact Sarah Webster, by phone 1-844-276-5756 or email to be connected with the appropriate network chair.

Funding Opportunities

Inclusive Communities Grant Program (closed)

HelpAge Canada (open)

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Micro-Grant (open)

Seniors Community Grant Program (closed)

Enabling Accessibility Fund

New Horizons for Seniors Program

If you know of a funding opportunity that is not listed, please contact Sarah Webster, by phone 1-844-276-5756 or email

Community of Interest on Social Isolation and Loneliness

Join the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program as we explore the best practices to mitigate negative effects of social isolation among community-dwelling older adults during and post COVID-19.

Click here to join this COI.

Past issues of COI newsletter:

For questions about this COI, please contact Sarah Webster, by phone 1-844-276-5756 or email

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