Community Profile

Population: 119,677
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Funding:

  • Municipal Core Funding

This profile was updated November 2020.

 

Age-Friendly Program Description

In April 2019, the Town formed the Age-Friendly Ajax Steering Committee. Made up of community organizations, senior residents, advocates and key Town departmental leads, this committee has been engaged in creating the Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan. In June 2020, the plan was unanimously endorsed by Ajax Council. Consisting of 20 goals and 82 recommendations, the Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan has created a clear path forward to enhance programs, services, and infrastructure that will address the diverse needs of Ajax’s older population.

Currently, the Age-Friendly Ajax Steering Committee has entered the Implementation Phase, with a focus on addressing the immediate recommendations identified in the plan. A copy of the Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan, as well as the current status of our planning process can be found at: www.ajax.ca/agefriendly

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs and Initiatives

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

  • Mapping Engagement Tool – pins specific locations on a map to quickly address issues such as pavement repairs, need for pedestrian crossovers, poor trail conditions, lack of rest areas, and other operations-related concerns.

Social Participation

  • Seniors Centre Without Walls
  • Craft Crates (free monthly curbside pick-up activity boxes)
  • Lunch & Learn Workshops (free monthly educational workshops on a variety of topics; in-person and virtual)
  • Friendly calling “Wellness Check” program

Civic Participation & Employment

  • Ajax Senior of the Year Award
  • Ajax Library Older Adult Advisory Committee
  • Recreation Older Adult Task Force

Community Support & Health Services

  • Wellness / Friendly Calling Program (Weekly check-ins to isolated seniors. Provide social interaction and connect residents to information and services such as food access, home services, etc.)

Communication & Information

  • 55+ Link Newsletter
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