Thunder Bay, City of

Name of Committee: Age Friendly Thunder Bay

Population: 107,909


Program Description

The AFC work is led by a community based organization/network. They are current working on: updating their Age Friendly website, finalizing the job description and hiring a part time coordinator, completing by-laws for incorporating and then applying for charitable status, holding the first Annual General Meeting – October 9 – election of officers and approval of by-laws, implementation of the Community Action Plan, participating in community events, participating in the local LHIN Senior Care Advisory Committee, having Age Friendly Thunder Bay Steering Committee volunteers sit on various community organizations representing Age Friendly and bringing the senior agenda to their tables, holding four Age Friendly Steering Committee meetings annually, applying for core operating funding through different sources – government/foundations/etc., and continually updating their membership list as more individuals/organizations join Age Friendly Thunder Bay. 

Current Funding:

  • Municipal one-time funding
  • Funding provided by a local business to sponsor the first Age Friendly Senior Award. It is anticipated that municipal funding will become an annual allocation with the 2019 City of Thunder Bay budget process.

Current and Completed AFC Projects, Programs, Initiatives:

Project/Program/InitiativeRelated Domain
Walking Program (Free program, carpooling encouraged. Friends, neighbours, former co-workers, family all meet and walk - now at Lakehead University)Social Participation
CyberSeniors (Intergenerational programs where students help seniors with technology)

Social Participation

Respect and Social Inclusion

GIANTS (Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay (GIANTs) gets seniors providing tips to other seniors about aging in their homes)Respect and Social Inclusion
Words of Wisdom Videos (Local older adults answered the question “What would you tell your younger self?”)Respect and Social Inclusion
Age-Friendly Business (Developed Age-Friendly Business Guide and Checklist)Respect and Social Inclusion
Age-Friendly Thunder Bay Senior Service Awards (Honours senior citizens who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to enrich the social, cultural or civic life of Thunder Bay)

Civic Participation and Employment

Respect and Social Inclusion

Age-Friendly GIANTS Housing Castle event


COVID-19 Information Newsletter

Communication & Information

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This profile was updated April 2020.