Peterborough, Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, City and County of

Name of Committee: Age-friendly Peterborough

Population: 138,236


Program Description

Age-friendly Peterborough completed the Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan in 2017. All local government councils have formally adopted the Plan (City of Peterborough, County of Peterborough, 8 Townships, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation). The Plan combines the 8 WHO domains into 4 goals which include:

Goal 1: Older adults' basic needs are met.

Goal 2: Older adults are able to get around the community.

Goal 3: Older adults are supported to build and maintain relationships.

Goal 4: Older adults have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute.

Each of these goals is linked to over 140 actions in the Plan that were created as a result of the community consultations process and needs assessment process undertaken to create the Plan.

After a governance review in 2017, the Age-friendly Peterborough Advisory Committee (AFPAC) was created to implement the Plan and serve as an advisory committee to local councils. AFPAC is comprised of 4 Working Groups dedicated to achieving the 4 goals outlined in the Plan. Each of these Working Groups is actively implementing projects that touch on all 8 WHO domains.

Current Funding:

  • Municipal core funding
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • United Way of Peterborough and District

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:

Project/Program/InitiativeRelated Domain
Walkability Assessments

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

Housing and Health Navigation Study


Community Support and Health Services

Rural Transportation Project


Recreation and Leisure Study

Social Participation

Age-friendly Business Program

Respect and Social Inclusion

It's Not Right Elder Abuse Prevention Education

Respect and Social Inclusion

Age-Friendly Training (Economic Development Office agreed to incorporate age-friendly into service provider training)

Respect and Social Inclusion

Anti-Ageism Campaign (Launched 'Best-Before Date' media campaign to promote the contributions of older adults)

Respect and Social Inclusion

Age-friendly Report (TV Show)Communication and Information
Seniors ShowcaseCommunication and Information
Summit on Aging (Annual conference)

Communication and Information

Community Support and Health Services

Community Documents: 


This profile was updated July 2018.