Age-friendly Communities

Applications are not currently being accepted for this program

The Age-friendly Communities grant program is intended to assist local governments in BC to best support aging populations, develop and implement policies and plans, and/or develop projects that enable seniors to age in place and facilitate the creation of age-friendly communities.

Formerly under the Seniors’ Housing and Support Initiative, which was launched in 2004 through a one-time $2 million grant from the (now) Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development, the Age-friendly Communities program continues to assist local governments to prepare for an aging population.

Age-friendly Communities grants have been offered since 2009 and, to date, more than 142 local governments have completed projects or been approved for funding

2017 Age-friendly Communities Program

2016 Age-friendly Community Planning & Project Grants

SeniorsBC Website

The SeniorsBC website provides information about government programs and services for older adults and it the key information source for the Age-friendly BC initiative.  This website is maintained by the Seniors' Health Promotion Team.

Additional Information

Contact Information

For more information contact Local Government Program Services at (250) 356-2947 or

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