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Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program


Press Release:
​County opens 20​2​2 Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program

​​​​​​​​​​Accessible, Ada​ptable and Inclusive Designs fo​r Occupants 60+​

The 2022 Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Application deadline for submissions was June 30, 2022 and is now closed

About the Age-Friendly Seniors Grant Program

The grant program was recommended within the Simcoe County 2018-2023 Positive Aging Strategy, which identified a number of recommendations for the County and its municipalities to prepare for the region's aging population. This program funds projects that incorporate accessible, adaptable and inclusive designs, which allow seniors to continue to live independently in their communities for as long as possible.

Applicants eligible for this grant include those completing housing projects located within Simcoe County (excluding the cities of Barrie and Orillia). Applicants who were successful in obtaining an Age-Friendly Seniors Housing grant in the past three years are not eligible to apply in 2022.  Applicants can be homeowners of principal residences or developers, who wish to include accessible, adaptable and inclusive design modifications for occupants aged 60 or older. Grant amounts will be distributed based on the number of applications received and ability to meet funding criteria.

For more information on this program or if you have any questions please call 
Tracy H
ill, Age-Friendly Program Lead   (705) 726-9300 ext. 3127

Are you eligible to apply?

If you are interested in applying for an Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Housing projects must be located within the 16 municipalities of the County of Simcoe
  • Excludes the cities of Barrie and Orillia
  • Applicants can be homeowners of principal residences or developers 
  • Housing must be dedicated to occupants 60 years and older
  • Individual homes or multi-residential development projects
  • ​Applicant has not already received an Age-Friendly Seniors Housing grant in the past three years; or capital funding from the County of Simcoe for the same project
Click on the links below to open and print the documents:

Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program Fact Sheet

Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Application Form

Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Declaration Form - Individual

Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Declaration Form - Corporation

The 2022 Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Application deadline for submissions as June 30, 2022 and is now closed.  

If you r
equire a hard copy of the Application and associated  documents mailed to you or if you have any questions, please call us at 705-726-9300 extention 1211 for Catherine Ivanyshyn, or extention 3127 for Tracy Hill.

Please complete the following:

  • Application Form
  • Signed Declaration (Individual or Corporation) 
  • Required documents  - photos​, two (2) contractor quotes, other supporting documentation
  • Ensure to keep a copy of all documentation for your records

How to Submit:  There are three (3) ways to submit your completed Application:   

1.  You may mail your completed application and associated documents to:

​​Attention: Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program
County of Simcoe
Health & Emergency Services Division
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, Ontario
9X 1N6

2.  You may email your completed appliation and associated documents to:  AgeFriendly@simcoe.ca   

3.  You may hand deliver your completed application and associated documents to the County of Simcoe Administration Centre offices in an enveloped marked to the attention of the Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program at the following address:

County of Simcoe
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, Ontario
L9X 1N6

Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program Guidelines​​

This document contains descriptions on General Guidelines, Supporting Materials, Application Deadline, Application Submission Process, Evaluation Process

Age-Friendly Housing Checklist - Definitions

85% live in private dwellings while 8% live in collective dwellings. Meeting this demand will require adaptations to existing housing, home maintenance and support services (including personal care), friends and neighbours and increased reliance on both government and private service providers. This also means providing a continuum of housing choices in terms of location, forms of housing, types of tenure, living arrangements and range of support services that would allow older adults to continue to live independently and participate in their community for as long as possible. (CMHC2011)​