Healthy Community and Age-Friendly Planning

Creating healthy communities is at the heart of all our planning, where we take an integrated approach to ensuring the social, economic and natural systems are being addressed to enhance overall community health, which encompasses physical, mental and social wellbeing. For some communities that have done extensive economic and environmental planning, diving deeper to plan the social systems may be what’s needed to ensure overall community health.

For those communities focused on becoming age-friendly – where older adults can enjoy good health, community support and feel a sense of security as they engage and participate in the community – the good news is that doing so not only improves quality of life for seniors, it also creates a more inclusive, safe and accessible community for everyone.

Our age-friendly planning services are based on a few foundational pieces: alignment with your other community plans; meaningful public engagement; and the widely used age-friendly framework developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and used extensively by other countries, cities and communities, including Canada.

Click here for our 2-page pdf on our age-friendly services


Whistler Centre for Sustainabilty

Feature Projects

Rossland Age-Friendly Action Planning

Created in conjunction with the City of Rossland the Age-Friendly Action Planning was an efficient process that moved quickly from design and implementation strategy to facilitation of the action plan development by way of establishing a region-wide task force (Rossland, Montrose and Trail), conducting an age-friendly assessments and community engagement. Read more.

2019 Age-Friendly Community Grant Applications

Unions of BC Municipalities (UBCM) announced the 2020 Age-Friendly Communities Program Grants. Applications are due January 17, 2020.