Key Dates and Events

  • The Council on Aging of Ottawa participated in pilot testing of Age-Friendly framework in 2006.
  • In 2008, the concept of an “Age-Friendly City” was introduced by the COA Francophone Steering Committee and research was engaged on the topic.
  • Two francophone forums on the topic of “Ville-amie des aînés” were held in May 2009 & May 2010 at the COA, where input from participants was recorded.
  • Rapport annuel francophone: Une ville pour nous…avec vous tous! was published in May 2010.
  • Dr. Louise Plouffe from the Public Health Agency of Canada presented on “Age–friendly Cities” at the 2009 COA Annual General Meeting.
  • The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat Forum on “Age Friendly Communities” was held in October 2009.
  • An Ottawa Age Friendly Steering Committee was established in October 2009.
  • In 2010, Le Comité directeur des affaires francophone at the COA participated in the production of a television show on Age Friendly for Rogers and launched a drawing project in area schools on what an age-friendly city would look like, followed by an exhibit at City Hall.
  • Grants for implementation were received in winter 2010.
  • A Project Manager was hired in February 2011.
  • Age-Friendly community presentations planned for spring 2011 in order to inform and engage seniors.