The Province of New Brunswick has implemented the Age-Friendly community recognition program, adopted the criteria set out by the WHO and the Government of Canada.
The Age-Friendly Community Initiative, developed by the WHO, aims to encourage cities and towns to retrofit their environments, policies, and programs, to enable seniors to live healthy, active, engaged lives in their own homes and community.
In 2006, the WHO developed the Global Age-Friendly Cities Project. This project brought together cities from around the world that were interested in supporting healthy aging by becoming more age-friendly. These cities gathered information from seniors, senior-care providers, and other groups and individuals with an interest in age-friendly communities. This information helped to identify eight key domains of community life in which communities can become more age-friendly. These domains are: