Elliot Lake, City of

Name of Committee: N/A

Population: 10,741


Program Description

After holding focus group sessions surrounding the 8 areas of excellence, a community based survey was deployed to Elliot Lake residents, the results were reviewed and analyzed in partnership with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and an Age Friendly Action Plan working group was formed with a City staff member and volunteer members to create the Age Friendly Elliot Lake Action Plan. The City of Elliot Lake’s Age Friendly Action Plan was completed and approved by municipal Council in April 2017.

Since 2017, over half of the action items from the plan have either been completed or are being looked at or worked on currently.

As of 2018, the City has been adopted into the World Health Organizations Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. WHO website: https://extranet.who.int/agefriendlyworld/network/elliot-lake/

The City’s current focus is creating a new accessibility plan that looks at the community as a whole and is the next step in creating an inclusive, accessible age friendly community, while also completing the action items in the age friendly plan.

Current Funding:

  • Municipal core funding
  • Other

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:

Project/Program/InitiativeRelated Domain
Facility Accessibility (Review accessibility of facilities to meet or exceed AODA and building code)Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

Improving Way Finding (Update signage, label trails within community, identify premium trails that are accessible and identify Age-Friendly trails within city limits)

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings
Waterfront Accessibility (Evaluate and improve accessibility of waterfront areas including accessibility of docks and paths for water access)Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings
Park Equipment (Equipment can be used by those with varying needs and abilities, including special needs)Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings
Review of Public Transit Service (Review schedule, hours, routes, feasibility of Sunday service, current accessible transit)Transportation

Accessible Multi-Use Complex (Explore opportunities to merge facilities and renew them under a new fully accessible, barrier free multi-use complex that offers Age-Friendly programming aimed at healthy active living)

Social Participation

Outdoor Spaces and Public Building

Continue to support and maintain Arts and Culture in Elliot LakeSocial Participation
Celebrate Seniors (Recognize Seniors Day (October 1) and Month (June) annually and have City Council make a proclamation)Respect and Social Inclusion

Community Guide (listings of clubs, organizations, businesses, medical information, schools, churches, housing, etc.)

Communication and Information

Website Accessibility (Review and update City website to make it more user friendly and accessible)

Communication and Information

Promote and support Health and Wellness (ie. Workshops)

Community Support and Health Services

Navigating the Health System (Develop an educational series on how to navigate the healthcare system)

Community Support and Health Services

Community Documents

  • Age-Friendly Elliot Lake Action Plan (2017) [English ǀ French]
  • Action Plan Progress Checklist (PDF below)

 This profile was updated February 2020.