Whitby, Town of

Name of Committee: Age-Friendly Whitby Network 

Population: 128,377


Program Description

Council approved the Network’s Age-Friendly Whitby Action Plan in 2017 and implementation is underway. In 2017, the Network provided 12 workshops educating seniors on Age-Friendly matters such as Fire Prevention, Cycling Safety, Support in Grieving, Dementia and Caregiving. An Age-Friendly Business Checklist was developed and Age-Friendly Business 101 Seminars took place. As well, the Network advocated to their local MP and MPP on health, transportation and housing matters. The Network is also an active partner of the newly formed Durham Region Council on Aging.

For 2018, The Network is focusing on developing an Age-Friendly Business Recognition Program, Housing/Home Sharing Option Seminars, and implementation of a Seniors Without Walls program, Snow Angels, and continued advocacy with local MP and MPPs.

Current Funding: 

  • Municipal one-time funding
  • SALC funding

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:

Project/Program/InitiativeRelated Domain
Housing Registry (Working with the Durham Council on Aging to make a region-wide housing registry)Housing
Seniors Workshops (Grant to implement 12 workshops)Social Participation
Seniors Centre Without Walls

Social Participation

Respect and Social Insluion

LGBTQ EducationRespect and Social Inclusion
Age-Friendly BusinessesRespect and Social Inclusion
Snow Angels (Recognition program for people who help shovel driveways)

Civic Engagement and Employment

Respect and Social Inclusion

Doors Open – Seniors ServicesCommunication and Information

Community Documents:


This profile was updated June 2018.