Age friendly Toronto – Time to Act – Backgrounder

Citizens of all ages have the right to engage fully in the social, economic, and cultural life of Toronto. Age Friendly Cities, as conceived by the World Health organization [WHO], have services, policies, structures and environments that enhance the quality of life for people as they age by addressing their needs and ensuring that they remain engaged in every aspect of civic life.

CARP will be releasing its position paper on the strategy for crating an Age Friendly Toronto in advance of the Toronto Mayoral Debate CARP will be hosting on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. The mayoral candidates will be asked to tell the audience of 300+ of Toronto’s most politically engaged voters what they will do to make Toronto the model Age-friendly City.

The attached is a summary of the highlights.


Keywords: seniors