Seniors Task Force

Canada's senior population is growing and it's important that our community is inclusive and age-friendly so that seniors can lead healthy and active lives, and stay involved.


In the fall of 2019, Victoria City Council formed a Seniors Task Force comprised of community-minded individuals ages 65 and over.

The purpose of the Task Force is to inform the development of the City's Seniors Action Plan.

Task Force members are focusing on the question: “How can the City of Victoria promote healthy seniors and positive aging?”

This focus is guided by eight topic areas identified by the World Health Organization.

  1. Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
  2. Transportation
  3. Housing
  4. Respect and Social Inclusion
  5. Social Participation
  6. Communication and Information
  7. Civic Participation and Employment
  8. Community Support and Health Services

Draft Recommendations

Thank you to everyone who was able to provide feedback on the draft recommendations for the Seniors Action Plan. A series of open houses and a Town Hall were held to provide the community the opportunity to learn more and provide input.

Also thanks to all those who were able to join us in person and online for our Town Hall @ City Hall on February 4. Missed it? Watch the archived webcast.

Next Steps

Due to COVID-19, Seniors Task Force meetings were postponed in the spring.

UPDATE: The Seniors Task Force will reconvene virtually this fall to review and discuss all public feedback collected. Community input will help inform the draft Seniors Action Plan that will be presented to City Council for consideration by the end of the year. 

Once the Seniors Action Plan has been adopted by Council, the work of the Task Force will be complete.

“Create a Seniors Task Force and develop a Seniors Strategy” is a 2019 action under strategic objective Health, Well-Being and a Welcoming City in the City’s 2019 - 2022 Strategic Plan.

Task Force Members

The Task Force has 19 community members and is co-chaired by Councillor Ben Isitt and Councillor Geoff Young.

Members of the Seniors Task Force were appointed by Council and represent the diverse perspectives and experiences of seniors.

The Task Force convened for the first time in November 2019 and has been meeting regularly to provide advice and develop draft recommendations for the City’s Seniors Action Plan.

Terms of Reference

For more information on the role and responsibilities of the Seniors Task Force, please read the Terms of Reference.

Meeting Notes

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