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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

COVID-19 Information

Current Issues

  • Share Your Ideas: Engagement Opportunities for Seniors
    There are several upcoming public engagement opportunities for seniors to provide input and feedback about important issues in British Columbia. Join the OSA Council of Advisors The Office of the Seniors Advocate is seeking new members of its Council of Advisors. Council members represent their regions and provide important feedback to the Seniors Advocate about …
  • Now Recruiting: Apply to be a Member of the OSA Council of Advisors
    The Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) is now seeking new members of the Council of Advisors (COA) to provide the office with advice and feedback on the issues facing seniors in British Columbia. The purpose of the volunteer council is to provide the perspective of seniors from diverse backgrounds, ages, geographical areas and cultures. …
  • March is Fraud Prevention Month
    March is Fraud Prevention Month, and with reported cases of fraud on the rise, all British Columbians are encouraged to increase their awareness of current scams and learn how they can protect themselves and their loved ones. Every year, people of all ages fall victim to fraud. In fact, 57,055 Canadians reported being targeted by …


  • 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)