Updates

Highlights from the OSA’s HandyDART Survey Results

BC’s Seniors Advocate released results of a province-wide survey of almost 7,500 HandyDART users in the province in February. The survey highlights that while 91% of users are satisfied with the service when they receive it, almost 1/3 of respondents  …read more

Which cities have the oldest residents?

By 2020, the global population of people over 60 will outnumber children under five for the first time. How will our ageing communities affect urban life – and where is the phenomenon most noticeable? One of Tokyo’s many grey-haired taxi  …read more

Meet Sara, Director of Communications at the OSA

Sara has been a part of this project since 2014 and works as the Director of Communications at the Office of the Seniors Advocate. She has been integral to supporting the RELs and the Project Manager in implementing this project  …read more

Opinion: Reality check on seniors’ poverty and inequality in B.C.

As recently as 40 years ago, old age meant living in poverty for more than a third of Canadian seniors. Thankfully, public programs like the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement changed this, cutting B.C.’s  …read more

Meet Tina, our Regional Engagement Lead for the Island and North

Tina joined our team in May 2016 as the Regional Engagement Lead for Vancouver Island. Since then, she has been responsible for recruiting, on-boarding, and supporting over 200 volunteers in that region. More recently, she took over the lead of  …read more

Recent News Posts
May 15, 2017
Care For Aging Parents Is Costing Canadians Billions: Study

Caring for aging parents costs Canadians $33 billion a year in direct out-of-pocket expenses and time off work, a new study by CIBC says. The report also says that number will only increase over the next decade, as the share  …read more

May 11, 2017
Census 2016: Youth in the North, seniors on the Island

Metro Vancouver has most of the working-aged adults, but Whistler tops the list Statistics Canada’s 2016 census data on age shows there are more seniors than children for the first time in Canada. In B.C., the census shows the two groups are concentrated  …read more

May 08, 2017
Meet Lena, Executive Director of the Office of Patient-Centred Measurement & Improvement

Lena works as the Provincial Executive Director for the Office of Patient-Centred Measurement & Improvement. She has been a part of the project since its infancy and has been vital to leading and supporting the core project team. What do  …read more