Seniors Advocate calls on B.C. seniors to get their booster or third dose as soon as
they are eligible
22-Nov-21News Release
Review of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Care Homes in British Columbia06-Oct-21News Release
Seniors Advocate Statement on International Day of Older Persons, October 1, 202101-Oct-21Statement
Seniors Advocate Statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 202115-Jun-21Statement
Seniors Advocate Statement on Seniors' Week 202106-jun-21Statement
Seniors Advocate releases the sixth annual Monitoring Seniors Services report and the Long-Term Care Quick Facts Directory Summary Report. 08-Dec-20News Release
Staying Apart to Stay Safe: The Impact of Visit Restrictions on Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Survey

03-Nov-20News Release
B.C.’s Seniors Advocate Statement on International Day of Older Persons 2020

B.C Launches Survey to Assess the Impact of Visitor Restrictions in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living

26-Aug-20News Release
June 23 NR Seniors Advocate Property Tax Deferral

23-Jun-20News Release
B.C.'s Seniors Advocate Statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

B.C.'s Seniors Advocate Statement on Seniors' Weeks

A Billion Reasons to Care

A Billion Reasons to Care is the first provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia. The review examined industry contracts, annual audited financial statements and detailed reporting on revenue and expenditures for the years 2016/17 and 2017/18.

04-Feb-20News Release
Seniors Advocate releases the fifth annual Monitoring Seniors Services report. 12-Dec-19News Release
Seniors Advocate releases the fifth annual update of the British Columbia Long-Term Care Quick Facts Directory. 10-Oct-19News release
Statement from the Seniors Advocate on International Day of the Older Person01-Oct-19Statement
Home support falling short in meeting needs; review finds inadequate levels of care19-Jun-19News Release
Seniors Advocate releases fourth annual Monitoring Seniors Services Report.09-Jan-19News release
Seniors Advocate reminds residents of care homes to ensure Elections BC has current address09-Nov-18News release
Celebrating Seniors Day 2018
Seniors Advocate releases report comparing hospitalization rates for residents of contracted long term care facilities with residents of publicly operated care facilities.01-Aug-18News release
Seniors Advocate calls for new program to help with seniors transportation and makes several recommendations to improve existing programs.10-May-18News release
B.C. Seniors Advocate reminds seniors to file taxes17-Apr-18News release
B.C. Seniors Advocate released third annual comprehensive directory for residential care facilities 31-Jan-18News release
Seniors Advocate releases third annual Monitoring Seniors' Services Report14-Dec-17News release
B.C. Seniors Advocate releases results of landmark residential care survey15-Sep-17News release
Caregiver distress in B.C. rising while available supports fail to keep pace30-Aug-17News release
March 2017 OSA Newsletter27-Mar-17Newsletter
More ride availability and shorter wait times highlighted in HandyDART survey results02-Feb-17News release
B.C. Seniors Advocate updates comprehensive directory for residential care facilities25-Jan-17News release
Residential care wait times, decreasing home support hours, improvements to HandyDART service highlighted in Office of the Seniors Advocate's new report13-Dec-16News release
November 2016 OSA Newsletter01-Dec-16Newsletter
New data show progress on some key health care indicators in residential care, but drug use in B.C. still high24-Nov-16News release
Seniors Advocate launches survey of 30,000 HandyDART users03-Oct-16News release
Ageism: Think you're not prejudiced? When it comes to seniors, think again.29-Sep-16Opinion piece
BC Seniors Advocate releases results of landmark home support survey19-Sep-16News release
August 2016 OSA Newsletter30-Aug-16Newsletter
Advocate calls on BC municipal councils to consider safety improvements for senior pedestrians25-Jul-16Opinion piece
StatsCan Income Data Good News for BC Families - Bad News for BC Seniors13-Jul-16News release
B.C. Seniors Advocate releases report focusing on resident to resident aggression in licensed care29-Jun-16News release
Seniors Advocate responds to Globe and Mail column10-Jun-16Opinion piece
Advocate encourages seniors to consider Property Tax Deferment01-Jun-16News release
April 2016 OSA Newsletter29-Apr-16Newsletter
Advocate reminds seniors in B.C. to file tax returns18-Apr-16News release
B.C. Seniors Advocate releases first comprehensive directory for residential care facilities18-Mar-16News Release
B.C. Seniors Advocate Releases first comprehensive report Monitoring Seniors' Services and announces systemic review of resident on resident aggression in licensed care27-Jan-16News release
January 2016 OSA Newsletter21-Jan-16Newsletter
Advocate statement on MSP Premium increases04-Jan-16Opinion piece
Seniors Advocate states Victoria Transit Commission decision not to increase seniors' pass a good first step08-Dec-15News release
Celebrating National Seniors Day Op-Ed01-Oct-15Opinion piece
September 2015 OSA Newsletter30-Sep-15Newsletter
Seniors Advocate finds one-third of B.C. caregivers are in distress14-Sep-15News release
Seniors Advocate Calls for More Help for Low-Income Renters and Homeowners,
a Fundamental Redesign of Assisted Living, and Changes to Help Seniors Access their Preferred Residential Care Bed Faster.
21-May-15News release
Advocate finds premature placement in residential care, overuse of drugs and lack of rehabilitative therapy for seniors in residential care07-Apr-15News release
30 members chosen for Seniors Advocate Council of Advisers11-Mar-15News release
Survey results show seniors need better information on supports04-Mar-15News release
It's Not All About Health Care Op-Ed02-Mar-15Opinion piece
B.C.'s Seniors Advocate Report States That “We Can Do Better”22-Oct-14News release
Stereotyping seniors as wealthy not reality for many seniors10-Oct-14Opinion piece
Statement on B.C. Seniors Week 201405-Jun-14Opinion piece