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The Office of the Seniors Advocate is an independent office of the B.C. provincial government acting in the interest of seniors and their caregivers.

How can we help?

  • Information and Referral Call Line

    The Office has an information and referral line that is available 24 hours a day, every day. Our senior service specialists will work with you during our office hours to provide resources and help resolve issues. Staff at bc211 will assist after hours.

    Call us at 1-877-952-3181 (toll free) or 250-952-3181

  • Monitoring Seniors Services in B.C.

    The Office monitors and analyzes seniors services and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues in five areas: health care, housing, income support, community support and transportation.

    Read our reports to learn more


Features

Ageing Matters: Listening to B.C. Seniors

This report reaffirms B.C. seniors on fixed incomes are disproportionately impacted by the high cost of living and unable to absorb increased costs for housing, food, medical equipment, mobility aids and other necessities for healthy ageing.

New 2023 Monitoring Seniors Services Report Released

The rising population and residual effects from the pandemic are putting increasing pressure on services for seniors across B.C. as highlighted in the 2023 Monitoring Seniors Services report. The report provides an annual check-up on the state of B.C. seniors’ services in the key areas of health care, housing, transportation, income supports, community services and safety.

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Resources

  • Online Information

    The following links provides access to online resources that may help answer your questions.

  • Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Directory

    Our Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Directory can help you find information about publicly funded long-term care homes and assisted living residences in B.C.

    Information and Reports

    Search the Directory

  • Seniors’ Guides for Health Living

    The BC Seniors’ Guide and the BC Elders’ Guide contain information to help you plan for and live a healthy lifestyle as you age.

    Download the BC Seniors’ Guide
    (Ministry of Health)

    Download the BC Elders’ Guide
    (First Nations Health Authority)