Ottawa/Queen's Park



seniorsBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker has announced that Grey County will receive a $60,000 grant from the Inclusive Community Grants program to support the county’s Age Friendly Community Strategy and Action Plan.

The Ontario Government is investing $2.9 million through the Inclusive Community Grants program to support 55 diverse community projects that will keep people of all ages and abilities healthy and engaged across the province. This funding will help municipal partners, Indigenous groups and community organizations strengthen and build more inclusive communities.

The Inclusive Community Grant will support Grey County with the Age Friendly Community Strategy and Action Plan, building on recent policy and research initiatives undertaken by the County. The strategy will provide a road map to guide the corporation, and also inform the work of nine small rural member municipalities and other community partners to help ensure that decisions and actions reflect and respond to the needs of older adults in their communities. The Action Plan will outline short and medium term initiatives to bring the strategy to life.

Municipalities and local organizations across Ontario can receive up to $60,000 through Inclusive Community Grants for projects that foster inclusive community involvement for older adults and people of all abilities, using the province's age-friendly community planning guide.

The program is part of the government’s plan to help older adults and people with disabilities become more active in their local communities.

By 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65 – older adults are the province’s fastest growing demographic.

Inclusive and Age-Friendly Communities work to promote accessibility, safety and active living for older adults and people with disabilities.

source: media release, MPP Bill Walker


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