If you have an organization, academic paper, or professional report that you think would make a great addition to our Resource List – let us know! You can email your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizations across Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador – Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Communities
Prince-Edward Island – Age-Friendly PEI
New Brunswick – Age-Friendly Communities Are Empowering Seniors to Thrive
Nova Scotia – SHIFT: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population
Quebec – Guide to implementing the age-friendly municipality initiative
Ontario – Creating a more inclusive Ontario: age-friendly community planning guide for municipalities and community organizations
Manitoba – Age-Friendly Manitoba, Government of Manitoba Seniors and Long Term Care
Saskatchewan – Age-Friendly Saskatchewan
Alberta – Age Friendly Communities
British Columbia – BC Age-Friendly Communities
Yukon – Yukon Aging in Place Action Plan, Yukon Council on Aging
North-West Territories – Enable seniors to age in place with dignity, NWT Seniors Society
Nunavut – Elders Services, Strategic Framework: Addressing the needs of Nunavut Seniors
Work from the Team
Biglieri, S. (2021). The right to (re) shape the city: Examining the accessibility of a public engagement tool for people living with dementia. Journal of the American Planning Association, 87(3): 311-325.
Biglieri, S., & Dean, J. (2022). Fostering Mobility for People Living with Dementia in Suburban Neighborhoods Through Land Use, Urban Design and Wayfinding. Journal of Planning Education and Research (early view online).
Channer, N. S., Hartt, M., & Biglieri, S. (2020). Aging-in-place and the spatial distribution of older adult vulnerability in Canada. Applied Geography, 125: 102357.
Hartt, M. (2021). COVID-19: A Lonely Pandemic. Cities & Health, 5 (SUP1): S80-S82.
Hartt, M., & Biglieri, S. (2018). Prepared for the silver tsunami? An examination of municipal old-age dependency and age-friendly policy in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Urban Affairs, 40(5), 625–638.
Hartt, M., DeVerteuil, G., & Potts, R. (2022). Age-Unfriendly by Design: Built Environment and Social Infrastructure Deficits in Suburban Melbourne, Journal of the American Planning Association (early view online).
Nelson, S. & Rosenberg, M.W. (2022). Age-Friendly Cities and Older Indigenous People: An Exploratory Study in Prince George, Canada. The Canadian Journal on Aging, 41(2): 273-282.
Turseky, M. (2021). Aging Back Into the Closet: Community Planning for Older LGBTQ+ Adults, Journal of Planning Literature, 37(1): 67-82.
Other Great Academic Resources
Alidoust, S., Bosman, C., & Holden, G. (2019). Planning for healthy ageing: How the use of third places contributes to the social health of older populations. Ageing and Society, 39(7), 1459–1484.
Aubrecht, K., Kelly, C., & Rice, C. (Eds.). (2020). The Aging–Disability Nexus. UBC Press.
Barnett, D. W., Barnett, A., Nathan, A., Van Cauwenberg, J., & Cerin, E. (2017). Built environmental correlates of older adults’ total physical activity and walking: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 1–24.
Buffel, T., & Phillipson, C. (2016). Can global cities be “age-friendly cities”? Urban development and ageing populations. Cities, 55, 94–100.
Hirsch, J. A., Winters, M., Clarke, P. J., Ste-Marie, N., & McKay, H. A. (2017). The influence of walkability on broader mobility for Canadian middle aged and older adults: An examination of Walk ScoreTM and the Mobility Over Varied Environments Scale (MOVES). Preventive Medicine, 95, S60–S67.
Hodge, G. (2008). The Geography of Aging – Preparing Communities for the Surge in Seniors. McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Joy, M. (2020). The Right to an Age-Friendly City: Redistribution, Recognition, and Senior Citizen Rights in Urban Spaces. McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Kerr, J., Rosenberg, D., & Frank, L. (2012). The Role of the Built Environment in Healthy Aging: Community Design, Physical Activity, and Health among Older Adults. Journal of Planning Literature, 27(1), 43–60.
Levasseur, M., Généreux, M., Bruneau, J. F., Vanasse, A., Chabot, É., Beaulac, C., & Bédard, M. M. (2015). Importance of proximity to resources, social support, transportation and neighborhood security for mobility and social participation in older adults: Results from a scoping study. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1–19.
Menec, V. H., Means, R., Keating, N., Parkhurst, G., & Eales, J. (2011). Conceptualizing age-friendly communities. Canadian Journal on Aging, 30(3), 479–493.
Miskimmin, C., Shooshtari, S., Menec, V., Duncan, K. A., Martin, T., et al. (2019). Age-friendly communities for older persons with intellectual disabilities. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 20(4): 206-218.
Plouffe, L., & Kalache, A. (2010). Towards Global Age-Friendly Cities: Determining Urban Features that Promote Active Aging. Journal of Urban Health, 87(5), 733–739.
Richard, L., Gauvin, L., Gosselin, C., & Laforest, S. (2009). Staying connected: Neighbourhood correlates of social participation among older adults living in an urban environment in Montréal, Québec. Health Promotion International, 24(1), 46–57.
Salma, J. & Salami, B. (2019). “Growing Old is not for the Weak of Heart”: Social isolation and loneliness in Muslim immigrant older adults in Canada. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28(2): 615-623.
Ontario’s Finding the Right Fit Guide
Seniors Health Knowledge Network
World Health Organization’s Age-friendly Cities Framework
Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities: A Guide
Public Health Agency of Canada Guide to AFCs
Age-Friendly Communities in Canada: Community Implementation Guide – Toolbox
Aging People, Aging Places