Jargon Buster

Communities that are designed so that everyone has the opportunity to be physically active. More information via PlanH.

Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation—walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating or skateboarding. More information via Public Health Agency of Canada.

An age-friendly community is one that encourages healthy aging by providing opportunities for health, participation in community life, and security in order to improve community members' quality of life as they age. More information via the World Health Organization.

Using the positive elements that the community already has in order to improve community health and well-being, rather than focusing on problems and needs. Examples include community skills, available spaces, and existing infrastructure. One of the five pillars of the Healthy Communities Approach. More information via Asset-Based Community Development Canada.