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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. Apply now to make a difference in the lives of B.C. seniors.

Application Timeline:

  • Applications Open: March 8, 2023
  • Applications Close: April 30, 2023
  • All applicants will be notified: End of May 2023

Selection: New members are selected by current COA members based on the criteria below.

To be considered, all applicants must:

  • Be 55 years of age or older.
  • Be a B.C. resident
  • Have regular access to a computer and be able to use email and internet applications, MS Office programs and Zoom or other virtual meeting applications.
  • Be able to travel to three meetings per year in the Lower Mainland and/or Victoria and participate in virtual meetings when necessary. * Travel expenses paid
  • Not be an employee of the B.C. government, or have a financial interest in any seniors’ service provider (This information may indicate a potential conflict of interest.)
  • Have a background, interest and community involvement in seniors’ issues and services in B.C.

Remuneration: Serving on the COA is voluntary.

Time Commitment: Ten hours per month on average.

Term of Office: Three years, with the possibility of extension of two years to a maximum of five years in total.

Click here for more information about the role of the Council of Advisors.
Click here to download application instructions and application form.
Click here for more information about the Office of the Seniors Advocate.

Please read instructions and the accompanying materials carefully. Only complete application packages will be considered for review by our office. For questions, please email or call 250-213-2024.