Age Friendly PEI

The PEI Age Friendly Community Recognition Program is a way of encouraging communities, municipalities, and organizations across the province to become welcoming places for all ages. An age-friendly community is one where policies, services, and structures are designed in particular to support and enable older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health, and continue to participate fully in their communities.

The Age-Friendly Community movement encourages healthy aging and wellness under the following eight areas:

  • outdoor spaces and buildings
  • transportation
  • housing
  • social participation
  • respect and social inclusion
  • civic participation and employment
  • communication and information
  • community support
  • health services

Work in these key areas can help seniors to live in secure, healthy environments where they can flourish and contribute fully to society. When a community takes on age-friendly initiatives, it’s creating a supportive place where seniors are respected for their contributions and strengths. This helps build communities that are more inclusive for everyone.

Recognition for a community’s commitment to become age-friendly will include:

  • An Age-Friendly Recognition Plaque or Certificate, presented as part of the Department’s annual awards ceremony.
  • An opportunity to receive national recognition from the Public Health Agency of Canada and an invitation to join the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities.

Creating Age-Friendly communities involves ongoing collaboration with other government departments, sectors, and community groups. The Government of Prince Edward Island is proud to partner with Age Friendly PEI Inc., a community organization that promotes awareness of and supports communities in their work towards becoming age friendly. Community development initiatives and age-friendly projects may be eligible for funding from provincial and/or federal grant opportunities.

For more information on Age-Friendly PEI and how to become an Age-Friendly community, contact the Office of Seniors, Department of Social Development and Housing, at 1-902-218-6043 or


Age-Friendly Communities in Canada:  Community Implementation Guide
Age-Friendly Communities in Canada: Toolbox

Guide to becoming an Age Friendly Community in PEI
Application Form - Age Friendly Community

Published date: 
June 5, 2024
Social Development and Seniors

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Seniors
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740