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Inspiring Inclusive Communities in Ontario: 2022 Age-Friendly Conference

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What does the future look like for an age-friendly Ontario?

This is a free virtual conference for Age-Friendly Community Initiatives in Ontario, planners, implementers, researchers, academics and policy makers:

Date: March 22 – 24, 2022

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm each day (Eastern time zone)

Cost: Free

Location: Online via Zoom and Slack

About: The age-friendly movement has been gaining momentum in Ontario for over a decade. This is an opportune time to bring together the perspectives of age-friendly community implementers, policy-makers, planners and researchers to reflect upon the lessons learned and respond to emerging challenges. As we move into the next decade, we’re challenged to consider: How do we broaden our work to be more inclusive? Who has been left out of the conversation? What partnerships are needed? What does the future look like for an age-friendly Ontario?

This virtual conference will explore these questions, highlight strategies to strengthen local planning, implementation and sustainability and showcase innovative age-friendly strategies.

This three-day event will be split into themed morning sessions:

  1. Inclusive communities
  2. Community planning
  3. Innovation in action

Speakers:

Speaker bios and event details will be added to our conference website.

Schedule:

Day 1: March 22, 2022 | Inclusive Communities

  • Older adults in Ontario
  • Active Aging
  • Diverse Populations
  • Moderated panel, “How can older adults be included in the conversation?”

Day 2: March 23, 2022 | Community Planning

  • International strategies
  • Needs assessments
  • Funding and governance
  • Moderated panel, “Partnerships and strategic alignment”
  • Facilitated breakout sessions for rural/remote/small town AFCIs, mid-sized and large city AFCIs, and supporting outside AFCIs.

Day 3: March 24, 2022 | Innovation in Action

  • Built environment showcase
  • Personal health and well-being showcase
  • Social environment showcase
  • Moderated panel, “Looking Ahead”

More Information: Check out the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program website for more background on AFCIs in Ontario. Bookmark this page and check back throughout the winter for more information!

This conference is hosted by the Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, with funding from the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA).

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