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BC Seniors Advocate statement on Seniors’ Week 2024

VICTORIA – “Since becoming B.C.’s second Seniors Advocate in March, I’ve been travelling throughout the province and had the privilege of meeting with hundreds of seniors in both rural and urban communities. I’ve been amazed at the amount of volunteerism and support seniors provide for other seniors. “Whether it’s cooking and delivering meals, driving to …

May OSA Update Available Now

The May issue of our monthly newsletter is available now! The OSA Update includes news and issues that matter to B.C. seniors: Read our newsletter Subscribe to our email list to receive our newsletter in your inbox.

May Message from Seniors Advocate Dan Levitt

Last month I mentioned I have been touring the province to meet with seniors and hear their ideas for improving programs and services as well as learning first hand about the challenges and issues they’re facing. I have been to Port Hardy, Dawson Creek, Cranbrook, Abbotsford, Pemberton, Chase, Pender Island and many communities in between. …

April Message from New Seniors Advocate Dan Levitt

Since I joined the office in March, my priority has been to meet with seniors, service providers and others throughout the province. I am spending most of April on the road in urban and rural areas hearing firsthand about the issues and challenges facing seniors and their ideas for improving programs, supports and services. Working …

Welcome Dan Levitt!

Please join us in welcoming new BC Seniors Advocate Dan Levitt. He has been a tireless champion of seniors’ rights for over 30 years and will continue supporting seniors and their loved ones through his work at the Office of the Seniors Advocate. Click here to find out more about Dan Levitt Click here to …

2024 Income Tax Tips for Seniors

The deadline to file taxes is quickly approaching. This year’s tax-filing deadline is April 30, 2024. However, if you or your spouse or a common-law partner are self-employed, the deadline is June 15, 2024. Why should I file my taxes? It is vital to file your taxes on time, even if you don’t owe any …

Fraud Prevention Resources for Seniors

March is Fraud Prevention Month and with reported cases of fraud rising, seniors are encouraged to increase their awareness of current scams and learn how they can protect themselves. Every year, people of all ages fall victim to fraud. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), 62,365 Canadians reported being targeted by scammers in 2023 …

Seniors Advocate Tours Rural B.C.

The Seniors Advocate will be visiting rural areas of B.C. throughout the month of February to engage with seniors, their loved ones and health care providers to discuss seniors’ issues in their communities and share the findings of her upcoming report on challenges specific to seniors living in rural areas. Town hall locations include: Learn …