Help fill critical gaps in data around the seniors’ transportation in Canada

Across Canada, countless seniors face social isolation and negative health outcomes due to lack of transportation that meets their needs. But before we can fix the problem, we need more information. 

That’s where you can help.

F.A.S.T. (funding accelerator for seniors transportation) Track is a national initiative supporting transportation innovation, led by HelpAge Canada and delivered by CanAge and O’Hara Aging + Accessibility Inc. 

Municipalities, community groups and organizations are being asked to submit information about the service gaps and barriers to access preventing seniors from using transportation in their area, as well as existing solutions that are already working. The information collected will be used to create the first-ever snapshot of seniors’ transportation in Canada, helping the sector to better understand the challenges older people face in getting around safely.

How you can help

  1. Submit a Community Profile
    Whether or not you directly provide transportation for seniors, the data you submit will help identify gaps, barriers and opportunities to improve how older people get around in communities across Canada. 
  1. Submit your solution
    After you complete your Community Profile, you can submit your ideas and solutions for seniors’ transportation. Your submission will be evaluated by a national network of transportation and aging experts. Winners will receive national recognition, a cash prize of $5,000, a consultation package to refine their solution, and the potential to connect with funders who can make these innovations a reality for seniors.
  2. Spread the message
    If you know of others who are interested in supporting seniors, and ensuring they have the supports they need to live healthy and vibrant lives, share this information and encourage them to submit their Community Profiles, too. 

With your help, we can address this urgent issue and kick Canada’s transportation systems into high gear!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out, or send an email directly to

F.A.S.T. Track is a national initiative supporting transportation innovation, led by HelpAge Canada and delivered by CanAge. It harnesses the collaboration of other national thought-leaders, experts in aging and transportation as well as community consultation with the  goal of accelerating the development of innovative transportation solutions for older Canadians. Find out more.