Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program

The Ministry of Seniors Affairs has partnered with the University of Waterloo, Queen's University, Huntington/ Laurentian University, the Ontario Interdisciplinary Council for Aging and Health (OICAH), and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) to administer the Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Outreach Program to support local communities as they develop plans, programs and environments that enable seniors to live healthy, active and meaningful lives.

The AFC Outreach Program is designed to help communities, including AFC Planning Grant recipients:
  • increase awareness of age-friendly planning principles,
  • share best practices,
  • and start, continue, evaluate and improve on their AFC action plans. 
The AFC Outreach Program builds on and complements the AFC Planning Guide  and the AFC Planning Grant Program. The program aims to increase awareness about AFCs connectivity within and between AFCs, and capacity for local planning and implementation.

The Knowledge Broker for the AFC Planning Outreach Initiative can be reached at 1-844-276-5756 or via email at