Community Profile
Name of Committee:
Age-Friendly Task Force – Committee of Council 
76,581 (2021)

Email: Katie Sawyers (Age-Friendly Coordinator and Age-Friendly Project Lead)
  • Municipal Core Funding
  • Grant Funding


    This profile was updated in July 2023.


Age-Friendly Program Description

The Town of Caledon has been working towards becoming an Age-Friendly Community since the implementation of the Adult 55+ Strategic Plan in 2015. This plan outlined the first of many steps towards Caledon providing the supports and resources required for residents to age-in place. In 2020 the Town approved funding to hire a consultant to continue the development of the Adult 55+ Strategic Plan and transition the deliverables into an Age-Friendly Action Plan. The Age-Friendly Caledon Action Plan (the Plan) was developed and approved by council in May of 2021. The Plan identifies a series of strategic directions and activities that Caledon will be prioritizing to support and encouraging becoming a community that is inclusive, respectful, and accessible to all ages and abilities.

Since May 2021 the Plan has been in the implementation stage of development. Annual progress reports will be developed to record advancement of the eight dimensions and forty-five deliverables of the Plan.

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs and Initiatives

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

  • Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program – new for 2022, snow removal grant program for 65+ and persons with disability to support snow removal during winter months.



Social Participation

  • Caledon Seniors Centre – Seniors Without Walls Program; Satellite Program Expansion; Rotary Place Building Expansion.
  • Deepening Community – Palgrave United Community Kitchen – New Horizons for Seniors funding for new program in Palgrave.
  • Fall Prevention – Home and Community Care – ongoing partnership with H&CC to offer six specialized fall prevention fitness classes.
  • “Connecting Together” series on Seniors Social Isolation hosted by the Region of Peel in June 2021 – sessions 1-5 resources available.

Civic Participation & Employment

  • Development of “Health and Wellness Ambassadors” volunteer program to support outreach, engagement, and information sharing with older adults.
  • Participation in the new Peel Council on Aging (PCoA) roundtables –

Communication & Information

  • Adult 55+ Website and online resources
  • Monthly eNewsletter developed and launched in September 2021 for local AFC news and information sharing.
  • Promotion of 211 supports and resources through municipal resources.
  • Know who to call informational rack card – translated into 7 different languages and distributed throughout Caledon and Area.
  • Ongoing involvement in the Region of Peel’s Community Response Table to increase advocacy and awareness for Caledon.
    • Municipal and Regional Table
    • Seniors Sub-Group Table
    • Anti-Black Racism and Systemic Discrimination Table
  • Celebrate Annual Seniors Month in June with various low-cost to free activities throughout the month
    • Annual Celebration of Internation Day of Older Persons- Annual Age-Friendly Expo held in Fall close to the date.
  • Health and Wellness Ambassador Program

Community Support & Health Services

  • Worked with the Region of Peel on the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Planning Team for Older Adults.
  • Ageing-Well in Caledon Dufferin Collaborative –
    • A network of community agencies and organizations focusing on the empowerment and well-being of older adults in Caledon and Dufferin
  • Supporting increased development of Caregiver support programs and resources.
    • Caregiver in the Hills – Hills of Headwaters Ontario Health Team
    • Building Caregiver Capacity – Region of Peel

Respect & Social Inclusion

  • Involvement in a Staff Roundtable with the Town of Caledon to support DEI deliverables
  • Ongoing training and community engagement with DEI-related supports
  • Developed a speaker series, “Let’s Talk Caledon,” held in Fall 2022, to focus on and start a conversation about Cultural Competency, 2SLGBTQQIAA Older Adults, and Aging Well.