The Age-friendly Alberta Recognition Award acknowledges communities who have taken steps to become more age-friendly. Recipients will receive:

  • an award of $1,000 to support the development of a sign or plaque for display in your community or a celebration of your community’s success
  • national and international recognition for your community’s commitment to becoming an age-friendly community
  • written acknowledgement of your community's accomplishment

“Age-friendly” is the idea of making structures and services more accessible and inclusive for seniors with varying needs and capacities.

Age-friendly practices help strengthen communities, improve businesses and make life better for all Albertans.


All Alberta communities are encouraged to take steps towards becoming more age-friendly and to apply for recognition for your initiative.

How to apply

Step 1: Establish an age-friendly initiative for your community

Read about and follow the 4 steps for creating an age-friendly initiative.

Step 2: Complete the application package

Fill out the Age-Friendly Alberta Recognition application form (PDF, 43 KB)

Attach or provide links to these required supporting materials:

  • committee terms of reference
  • Council/Board resolution
  • needs assessment
  • action plan

Step 3: Submit the completed application

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Mail or email the nomination package to:

Alberta Seniors and Housing
Age-Friendly Alberta Recognition Program
PO Box 1360, Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2N3

Email: sh.afc@gov.ab.ca

After you apply

Alberta Seniors and Housing will contact you following a review of your application.

Recognized communities


To connect with Alberta Seniors and Housing, strategies and program support:

Email: sh.afc@gov.ab.ca