Applying an Equity Lens in Age-friendly Communities Planning

Age-friendly Communities intentionally plan to reduce inequities faced by older adults. The older adult population is a diverse group, and intersecting identities contribute to unique experiences and needs. Policies, programs and services must be developed in partnership with—and respond to the needs of—population groups most impacted by systemic inequities.

Designed to support local and Indigenous governments embarking on Age-friendly Community planning, this resource provides a refresher on the concept of equity in planning and offers ideas and guidance to help ensure equity is considered at each step of the planning process. This resource is the first release in our Age-friendly Capacity Building Series.

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