Seniors

Toronto Seniors Strategy: Towards an Age-Friendly City

The City of Toronto embeds the values of respect, dignity, diversity, independence and equity for older residents in all its policies, programs and services. It is important to help Toronto remain a safe, navigable, affordable, accessible and enjoyable city for everyone.

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Seniors Strategy

ExpandStrategy Introduction

Over the next decade, the number of seniors living in Toronto will increase dramatically. It is important that the City of Toronto, and its Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions (ABCDs), prepare for this demographic shift. This is important to help Toronto remain a safe, navigable, affordable, accessible and enjoyable city for everyone. More....

ExpandStrategy Demographic Imperative

Older adults are a significant and growing part of the population in the Toronto. Over the past 40 years, the number of older adults living in the city of Toronto has increased by over 200,000.By comparison, the number of people under 30 years has decreased by over 135,000. More..

ExpandSummary of Public Consultations on the Strategy

Consultations with stakeholders took place between May 24 and October 31, 2012. Toronto's residents had the opportunity to submit their suggestions and concerns using a consultation workbook. Feedback from this consultation shaped the development of The Toronto Seniors Strategy. More....

ExpandStrategy on Age-Friendly Cities & Communities

To ensure alignment with the efforts of other communities in Canada and around the world, The Toronto Seniors Strategy has been organized using the World Health Organization's (WHO) framework for age-friendly cities. This is based on the idea of active aging, defined as maximizing "opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age" More...

ExpandStrategy Action Plan

The following sections summarize the key recommendations, actions and accountability framework proposed under this Strategy. For each of the eight themes of age-friendliness, key examples of current City initiatives to create an age-friendly Toronto provide context for the recommendations that follow. More....

ExpandThe Strategy

To ensure accountability, each action is intended to be measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. In this way the actions can be evaluated on a regular basis. The specific actions provided by the ABCDs are also grouped into one of three implementation categories for planning purposes. Implementation Categories Timeframe Cost Implications: Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term. More...

ExpandStrategy Recommendations

Seniors Strategy recommendations are grouped into 8 themes:  Respect & Social Inclusion; Civic Engagement, Volunteering & Employment; Social Participation; Community Support & Health Services; Housing; Transportation; Outdoor Spaces & Buildings; and Communications & Information. More...

ExpandStrategy Glossary

Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions (ABCD's) of the City of Toronto. Divisions are staff departments within the City that are accountable to the City Manager and report through City Council. More....


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