Age-Friendly Manitoba Milestones Program

Age-Friendly communities can apply to be officially recognized by the Province of Manitoba, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization for achieving the Age-Friendly Milestones. 

The five Age-Friendly Milestones to achieve are: 

  1. Community Engagement Milestone:
    Establish an Age-Friendly Committee that includes the active engagement of older adults.
  2. Municipal Council Resolution Milestone:
    Secure a local municipal council resolution to actively support, promote and work toward becoming Age-Friendly.
  3. Action Plan Milestone:
    Establish a robust and concrete plan of action that includes a community consultation developed with older adults.
  4. Public Awareness Milestone:
    Demonstrate commitment to action by publicly posting the action plan.
  5. Measuring Outcomes Milestone:
    Commit to measuring activities and reporting publicly on action plan outcomes.

Once a community has completed the five Age-Friendly Community Milestones, they can apply to the government of Manitoba for official recognition.


Manitoba’s Recognized Communities

Since 2011, 28 Manitoba communities have achieved the Age-Friendly Milestones.

2016

Emerson-Franklin, Municipality Stuartburn, RM Winkler, City


2014

Beausejour , Town Brokenhead, RM Carman, Town
Cartwright, Village* Dufferin, RM Roblin, RM*
Selkirk, City Treherne, Town * Winnipeg, City


2013

Gimli, RM Gladstone, Town* Hamiota, Town*
Harrison, RM* Killarney-Turtle Mountain, RM  Minitonas, RM and Town*
Rossburn, Town* Stonewall, Town Teulon, Town
Victoria, RM    


2012

Dunnottar, Village Pinawa, LGD Portage la Prairie, City
Springfield, RM  Steinbach, City The Pas, Town


* These communities received recognition prior to municipal amalgamation in 2015. See http://www.gov.mb.ca/ia/contactus/pubs/manitoba_municipalities.pdf for more information.


How to Apply for Age-Friendly Milestones:

For more information on how to apply, please click here for an application form, or contact the Seniors and Healthy Aging branch.

Seniors and Healthy Aging:
In Winnipeg: 204-945-6565
Toll-free: 1-800-665-6565
Email: seniors@gov.mb.ca