Age-Friendly Ajax

The Town of Ajax is developing an Age-Friendly Community Plan. An age-friendly community is one that promotes active ageing by ensuring policies, programs, services and spaces are designed to support and enable older adults to remain safe, enjoy good health, stay connected and fully participate in all aspects of community life.


Get Involved

  • Public Open Houses - Have your say on September 4, 19 and 23
  • Take the Survey - Help us examine the age-friendly characteristics of the Ajax community!
  • Drop a Pin - Identify any age-friendly challenges or gaps.
  • Share ideas - How can Age-Friendly improve in Ajax?
  • Registration for this event is now closed - June 20, HMS Room, Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd.)

The World Health Organization provides assessment tools for age-friendly communities based on measuring key dimensions of community life, which includes the following:

  • Transportation: examines community transit options including availability, affordability, accessibility, reliability and assesses transit infrastructure such as sidewalks, roadways and intersections.
  • Housing: examines access, affordability and information about various housing options, housing design, as well as assesses in-home maintenance and support services available.
  • Outdoor Spaces & Buildings: examines neighbourhood design, age-friendliness of parks, pathways and trails, and accessibility of buildings.
  • Social Participation, Respect & Inclusion: examines recreation and social participation opportunities within the community, as well as opportunities to foster positive images of older adults and seniors, promoting multigenerational interactions.
  • Communication and Information: examines how and in what format information is circulated to the community and assesses the availability and accessibility of communication technology.
  • Civic Participation and Employment: examines opportunities for older adults and seniors to be involved in aspects of community life beyond day-to-day activities, such as employment, volunteering, becoming politically active, voting, working on committees, etc.
  • Community Support and Health Services: examines access to services that support physical and mental well-being and the availability of health promotion or awareness services that support healthy behaviours and life choices.

To guide us, an Age-Friendly Ajax Steering Committee comprised of Town of Ajax staff, community partners, senior-serving organizations and Ajax residents has been established. This representation will help to ensure that a community-wide approach is being taken to complete the project. The Committee will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan.


Questions or comments about this project?

Contact any of the project managers listed in the Who's Listening (right sidebar).


Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

The Town of Ajax is developing an Age-Friendly Community Plan. An age-friendly community is one that promotes active ageing by ensuring policies, programs, services and spaces are designed to support and enable older adults to remain safe, enjoy good health, stay connected and fully participate in all aspects of community life.


Get Involved

  • Public Open Houses - Have your say on September 4, 19 and 23
  • Take the Survey - Help us examine the age-friendly characteristics of the Ajax community!
  • Drop a Pin - Identify any age-friendly challenges or gaps.
  • Share ideas - How can Age-Friendly improve in Ajax?
  • Registration for this event is now closed - June 20, HMS Room, Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd.)

The World Health Organization provides assessment tools for age-friendly communities based on measuring key dimensions of community life, which includes the following:

  • Transportation: examines community transit options including availability, affordability, accessibility, reliability and assesses transit infrastructure such as sidewalks, roadways and intersections.
  • Housing: examines access, affordability and information about various housing options, housing design, as well as assesses in-home maintenance and support services available.
  • Outdoor Spaces & Buildings: examines neighbourhood design, age-friendliness of parks, pathways and trails, and accessibility of buildings.
  • Social Participation, Respect & Inclusion: examines recreation and social participation opportunities within the community, as well as opportunities to foster positive images of older adults and seniors, promoting multigenerational interactions.
  • Communication and Information: examines how and in what format information is circulated to the community and assesses the availability and accessibility of communication technology.
  • Civic Participation and Employment: examines opportunities for older adults and seniors to be involved in aspects of community life beyond day-to-day activities, such as employment, volunteering, becoming politically active, voting, working on committees, etc.
  • Community Support and Health Services: examines access to services that support physical and mental well-being and the availability of health promotion or awareness services that support healthy behaviours and life choices.

To guide us, an Age-Friendly Ajax Steering Committee comprised of Town of Ajax staff, community partners, senior-serving organizations and Ajax residents has been established. This representation will help to ensure that a community-wide approach is being taken to complete the project. The Committee will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan.


Questions or comments about this project?

Contact any of the project managers listed in the Who's Listening (right sidebar).


Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.