Age-Friendly Ajax

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An age-friendly community creates policies, programs and places that allow older adults to stay connected, stay safe, and participate in all aspects of community life.

The 2020 Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan (AFA Plan) was developed by the Age-Friendly Ajax Steering Committee (AFA Steering Committee), which consists of representatives from community organizations, older adult residents and Town of Ajax staff. View a copy of the AFA Plan in Documents (right sidebar).


Get Involved

Age-Friendly Review Panel

We are inviting Ajax residents with an interest in age-friendly community planning to apply to volunteer on the Age-Friendly Review Panel.

The Age-Friendly Review Panel will:

  • Learn about the AFA Plan and its 20 goals and 82 recommendations;
  • Work with the AFA Steering Committee, which is responsible for implementing the AFA Plan, by reviewing the progress of the Plan’s implementation in relation to the established timelines for the goals and recommendations;
  • Receive regular updates from the AFA Steering Committee, through the Chair, on the status of age-friendly projects and initiatives;
  • Assess if the AFA Plan’s goals and recommendations are on track for achievement or require more focus and report back to the Chair of the AFA Steering Committee;
  • Work with the AFA Steering Committee to assist with developing an annual AFA Plan Progress Report;
  • Support the promotion of the AFA Plan by sharing information with associated networks.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021

Apply to the Age-Friendly Review Panel

To request a hardcopy application, please contact any of the project managers listed in the Who’s Listening (right sidebar)

Other ways to get involved:

  • Drop a Pin - View the age-friendly challenges or gaps that the Ajax community identified.
  • Share ideas - View the ideas that were shared for how age-friendliness can be improved in Ajax?

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.

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.

An age-friendly community creates policies, programs and places that allow older adults to stay connected, stay safe, and participate in all aspects of community life.

The 2020 Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan (AFA Plan) was developed by the Age-Friendly Ajax Steering Committee (AFA Steering Committee), which consists of representatives from community organizations, older adult residents and Town of Ajax staff. View a copy of the AFA Plan in Documents (right sidebar).


Get Involved

Age-Friendly Review Panel

We are inviting Ajax residents with an interest in age-friendly community planning to apply to volunteer on the Age-Friendly Review Panel.

The Age-Friendly Review Panel will:

  • Learn about the AFA Plan and its 20 goals and 82 recommendations;
  • Work with the AFA Steering Committee, which is responsible for implementing the AFA Plan, by reviewing the progress of the Plan’s implementation in relation to the established timelines for the goals and recommendations;
  • Receive regular updates from the AFA Steering Committee, through the Chair, on the status of age-friendly projects and initiatives;
  • Assess if the AFA Plan’s goals and recommendations are on track for achievement or require more focus and report back to the Chair of the AFA Steering Committee;
  • Work with the AFA Steering Committee to assist with developing an annual AFA Plan Progress Report;
  • Support the promotion of the AFA Plan by sharing information with associated networks.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021

Apply to the Age-Friendly Review Panel

To request a hardcopy application, please contact any of the project managers listed in the Who’s Listening (right sidebar)

Other ways to get involved:

  • Drop a Pin - View the age-friendly challenges or gaps that the Ajax community identified.
  • Share ideas - View the ideas that were shared for how age-friendliness can be improved in Ajax?

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.

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.

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Creating an Age-Friendly Ajax

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Using the map, drop a pin (Transportation, Housing, Communication & Information, Community Support & Health Services, Civic Participation & Employment, Outdoor Spaces & Buildings, Social Participation, Respect & Inclusion) to identify any age-friendly challenges or gaps.