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<br />REPORT TO: Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: April 3, 2017 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Mark Hildebrand, Director Community Programs and Services, <br />519-741-2200 ext. 7687 <br />PREPARED BY: Lori Palubeski, Manager Program and Resource Services, <br />519-741-2200 ext. 7623 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: All <br />DATE OF REPORT: March 16, 2017 <br />REPORT NO.: CSD-17-030 <br />SUBJECT: AGE-FRIENDLY KITCHENER-DRAFT ACTION PLAN <br />___________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That the draft Age-Friendly Kitchener Action Plan, attached as Appendix A to <br />CSD-17-030, be endorsed as the City guiding document for age- <br />friendly planning, decision making and program/service delivery for older adults; <br />and further, <br />That the implementation of the draft Action Plan be referred to the corporate <br />business planning process. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Older adults are the fastest growing demographic in Canada. Statistics Canada <br />estimates that the proportion of Canadians aged 65 and older will grow from one in <br />seven Canadians in 2011 to approximately one in four by 2036 (Federation of Canadian <br />Municipalities, 2013). Kitchener is not excluded from this trend and will see a dramatic <br />est that by 2031, <br />people over 55 years of age will represent 29.7% (n=73,353) of the population in <br />Kitchener. Those over 65 years will represent approximately 20% of the population <br />(n=61,000). The greatest increase is expected to be in the 65-69 and 70-74 year age <br />cohorts (ESRI ArcGIS Online data Enrichment (2016); Data from Environics Analytics <br />Demographic Data 2015). <br />In 2015, the Province of Ontario launched the Age-Friendly Community Planning grant <br />program. The intention of this grant was to support local governments and community <br />organizations -the implementation of strategic <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />13 - 1 <br /> <br />