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Age Friendly Ottawa is a partnership of The Council on Aging of Ottawa, the City of Ottawa, the Centre for Governance of the University of Ottawa and other partners working together through an Ottawa Age Friendly Steering Committee. Our intention is to lead the Age Friendly Ottawa Project over three years (and beyond) using the processes of community engagement and action. This project is based on the World Health Organization Age Friendly Cities Project and on federal, provincial and territorial Age Friendly Communities Canada principles.
The Age Friendly model is being adopted in cities worldwide as a positive and inspiring framework that promotes active and healthy aging. Making cities more age-friendly is one of the most effective policy approaches for responding to demographic aging.
The Council on Aging of Ottawa recognizes the outstanding commitment of the volunteer members of the Age Friendly Ottawa Project (AFO). Picture taken on November 20, 2012, with members of the Age-Friendly Steering Committee and Reference Group.