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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022

Age-Friendly Communities

BC Healthy Communities


The Age-friendly BC Program is funded by the B.C. Ministry of Health and delivered by BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) in partnership with the B.C. Ministry of Health (MoH). In an age-friendly community, older adults are supported to age-in-place, living active, socially engaged, independent lives. The province of B.C. has advanced the age-friendly agenda since 2007, in collaboration with key stakeholders, to engage, strengthen and support communities to prepare for an aging population that can age actively in place. To help local and Indigenous governments achieve the vision of building age-friendly communities, the Age-friendly BC Program is comprised of three parts: a cash grant for communities embarking on age-friendly plans and projects; a capacity-building component offering tools and resources for agefriendly planning as well as in-kind, customized supports for some age-friendly grant recipients; and a community recognition process whereby communities can apply to be formally recognized for their age-friendly accomplishments.


The following government organizations are eligible to apply:

  • First Nations Bands
  • First Nations Tribal Councils
  • M├ętis Chartered Communities
  • Municipalities
  • Regional Districts
  • Self-Governing First Nations


The grants offered include two funding streams. Local and Indigenous governments are invited to apply for Stream 1: Planning (maximum $25,000) or Stream 2: Projects (maximum $15,000) funding.

How to Apply

Applications are submitted through the online webform.

Application Period

Deadline to apply is July 5, 2022.

Contact Name: BC Healthy Communities
Contact Phone: 250-590-8442
Contact Email: [email protected]
Subject Area(s): Housing, Social Planning and Development, Health
Last Reviewed: May 16, 2022, 4:59 pm
Deadline: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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