Quality of Life Reporting System
Canadian municipalities recognize the opportunities and challenges presented by a rapidly aging society. They are working to remove social and physical barriers and are adapting local economies accordingly. Canada's Aging Population: The Municipal Role in Canada's Demographic Shift showcases emerging and innovative, age-friendly plans, strategies, programs and services being implemented in municipalities across the country.
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Data from 27 municipalities and urban regions show household income failing to keep up with home-ownership costs, which have risen three times faster than income since 2005. At the same time, the number of rental units has declined and the cost of renting in these communities has risen by more than 20% since 2000.