Port Hope, Municipality of

Name of Committee: Port Hope Age-Friendly Steering Committee

Population: 16,753


Program Description

Port Hope is currently in the implementation phase of their AFC Action Plan. Members from the steering committee are continuing to work towards addressing priorities brought forward by the public and staff with new initiatives as highlighted in their plan. Initiatives are relating to community support and health services, outdoor spaces, transportation, housing, respect and social inclusion, social participation, communication, and civic participation.

The Municipality of Port Hope is continuing to work towards improving communication strategies, providing new recreation programs to seniors, and offering discounted rate to members of the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors. Currently the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture is working towards enhancing our fitness programs for older adults through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Community Fund. With this funding opportunity, Port Hope will be offering a selection of free fitness programs this summer (2018), purchasing new equipment, enhancing outdoor fitness and trail programs, and creating a promotional video geared towards older adults. 

Current Funding:

  • Ontario Sport and Recreation Community Fund
  • New Horizons Grant

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:

Program, Project, InitiativeRelated Domain
Riverside Park

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

Snow Angels (Volunteer program to help seniors with home maintenance - goes beyond snow shovelling)


Civic Participation and Employment

Volunteer tracking system (In development, logs volunteer opportunities online and logs the volunteers themselves)

Communication and Information

Minds in Motion (Community-based social program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs dementia and their care partners - partnership with Alzheimer Society)

Community Supports & Health Services

Social Participation

Community Documents:


This profile was updated June 2018.