This handout includes an overview of why it is important to recruit and retain older workers, it addresses misconceptions about older workers, tips for recruiting and retaining an inclusive and intergenerational workforce as well as legal obligations. 19 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This bilingual handout aimed at Canadian seniors provides an overview of the benefits for volunteering. 14 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This toolkit is designed to help municipalities to plan to support their older population to age in place.  It includes examples and techniques for coordination and their cost effectiveness. 36 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This issue of IRPP insight discusses the importance of the environment in impacting successful aging. 20 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This American article seeks to summarize research, practice and policy on community initiatives from the field of aging and beyond. It addresses questions regarding the ways in which communities can affect healthy aging, what age-friendly community initiatives (AFCIs) are, and an overview of past and potential efforts within the U.S. government to support community change processes on behalf of our rapidly aging society. 4 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This American publication discusses a collaborative initiative which resulted in the development of a list of indicators that can be measured using information that is readily available and adaptable to local governments, providing low-cost ways for governments to begin to examine the specific needs of their aging population. These indicators reflect a framework of how livable community characteristics influence aging in place. 37 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

AFC Communities in Eastern Ontario

Name of Committee: Older Adult Plan

Population: 934,243

AFC Communities in Central Ontario

Name of Committee: City of Pickering Age Friendly Planning Committee

Population: 91,771


Program Description

AFC Communities in Western Ontario

Name of Committee: Age-Friendly Niagra Network (AFNN)

Date: May 31, 2018


  • Julie Darney, Manager of Partnerships and Communities of Practice
  • Denise Marshall, BSc, MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP Medical Director, Niagara West Palliative Care Team and McNally House Hospice
  • Deborah Sattler, Lead, Windsor Essex Compassion Care Community


In light of Canada’s aging population, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is supporting a new provincial strategy called “Compassionate Communities” to catalyze whole person care throughout the province of Ontario, to benefit patients, family caregive