Community Profile

Name of Committee: Welland Senior Citizens Advisory Committee
Population: 55,750 (2021)


  • Municipal Core Funding

This profile was updated in July 2023.


Age-Friendly Program Description

The committee aims to serve in an advisory capacity to City Council and staff on matters that impact the quality of life of senior citizens in the City of Welland as well as continue to follow and promote a strategic plan framework according to the World Health Organization’s “8 Domains of Livability”.

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs and Initiatives

Social Participation

  • Public Education Forums (Include Elder Abuse and Fraud prevention, Powers of Attorney, question and answer forum by Federal MP, Vance Badawey, health and wellness, etc.)
  • Expansion of iPOD in LTC Program
  • Let’s Chat Benches

Respect & Social Inclusion

Community Support & Health Services

  • Partnership with Hospice Niagara to expand hospice/palliative care services in South Niagara
  • Long-Term Care Report to City Council (Report to City Council on the need for more long-term care beds in the city and the need to increase staffing levels in LTC facilities to four hours of individual care per day)