Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
Canada, Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Northwest-Territories, Yukon, Newfoundland and Labrador, British Colombia, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Quebec, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island
This research paper attempts to answer the question of: how rural municipalities are preparing for an aging population across Canada? A random sample of one hundred rural municipalities were selected and analyzed for their availability of an aging policy. The aging policies adopted by municipalities are measured to demonstrate aging community planning preparedness from the Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities: A Guide. Realizing the impact of an aging population, demonstrates a need for addressing specific senior care at the local level. The findings of this study suggest that small rural municipalities are not preparing equally to meet the identified needs of an aging population.
Whalen, Aleah, "Aging in Place in Rural Canada: A Policy Analysis of Aging in Place Across Canada" (2021). MPA Major Research Papers. 223.