Seniors Advocate BC

The Office of the Seniors Advocate monitors and analyzes seniors’ services and issues in B.C., and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues. The Office also provides information and referrals for individuals who are navigating seniors’ services and tracks their concerns, which helps inform future work.

The services which the Office monitors are in five key areas:

  • health care
  • housing
  • income supports
  • personal supports
  • transportation

The Office collaborates with service providers, government and health authorities to improve effectiveness, efficiency and outcomes. A council of advisers, made up of B.C. seniors, provides the Seniors Advocate with advice and feedback from the perspective of seniors with diverse backgrounds, ages, geographical areas and cultures.

Each year, the Seniors Advocate must report to the Minister of Health on the Office’s activities, and reports whenever possible on issues and matters arising from the Office’s work. 

The Seniors Advocate Annual Report is attached under Resources

The BC Seniors Guide - 11th Edition is attached under Brochures

Address / Contact Info

6th Floor, 1405 Douglas Street Mailing Address: PO Box 9651, STN PROV GOVT Victoria, BCV8W 9P4

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 952-3181
Toll-free : 1-877-952-3181
Fax : (250) 952-3034

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
(closed statutory holidays)

Service Details

Languages spoken: English

Web Links

Forms and Resources

Location Map

This program was last updated on 15 Apr 2019.