Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat

Set text to smallest size Set text to normal size Set text to larger size Set text to largest size

Minister Recognizes Age-Friendly Communities

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living presented the following Age-Friendly Communities with a Recognition Award for achieving the Age-Friendly Milestones:

  • Town of Carman
  • R.M. of Dufferin
  • Village of Cartwright
  • R.M. of Roblin
  • Town of Beausejour
  • R.M. of Brokenhead
  • Town of Treherne
  • City of Selkirk
  • City of Winnipeg

Representatives of the Communities

Community Reps

For more information on the Age-Friendly Milestones and how to become an Age-Friendly community, please visit:

Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative

Led by the Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat, the Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative  supports seniors in leading active, socially engaged, independent lives that contribute to healthy aging. The Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat works with partners and local communities to create environments that value older adults and all members of the community.

The Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative was announced in February 2008 at the Age-Friendly Communities Summit in Portage la Prairie.

Our vision is to create communities that:

  • value and supports the contributions of older people;
  • celebrates diversity, refutes ageism and reduces inequities; and
  • provides age-friendly environments and opportunities for healthy choices that enhance independence and quality of life.

Our goal of Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative is simple: To make Manitoba the most age-friendly province in Canada.

In spring 2011, the new Age-Friendly Website was introduced. The Age-Friendly Manitoba Website is an online resource centre that will provide Age-Friendly Manitoba communities with information, discussion opportunities, resources, and will identify key persons to assist communities in becoming more Age-Friendly.


To make this initiative possible, Manitoba has partnered with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, seniors organizations, and the University of Manitoba's Centre on Aging. Other partners include community leaders, faith leaders, service providers and public officials.

The Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat also partners with the Centre on Aging’s Age-Friendly Communities: Community-University Research Alliance  (CURA) project.  Age-Friendly Communities: CURA is a 5-year program of research that is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada under its Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) funding program. For more information on the Age-Friendly Communities-CURA visit:

back to top

Share This