Public consultations were held in nine communities around the province from May to July 2012. We also invited British Columbians to consider the questions in the discussion paper – as an individual, family, caregiver or service provider – and send us ideas and comments via mail or email by July 31, 2012.
The deadline for submissions has now passed, but you can still join the discussion about seniors on ThinkHealthBC.
We thank all those who participated in this important process.
May 29 - Victoria
June 1 - Surrey
June 4 - Vancouver
June 5 - Vancouver
June 8 - Abbotsford
June 11 - Parksville
June 20 - Kelowna
June 22 - Cranbrook
June 25 - Prince George
June 27 - Dawson Creek
This Discussion Paper presents background information about advocacy and describes potential principles, purpose and key functions for the Seniors Advocate. The information in this paper is intended to stimulate discussion and is not meant to provide all the answers, but to outline concepts and options for consideration. The Summary presents the key information in two pages, for those that may not have time to review the entire paper.
Government committed to engage seniors, families and stakeholders in helping to shape the role of the Seniors Advocate. We appreciated receiving ideas and input from British Columbians on this important new position, whether they sent an email, wrote a letter or attended one of our community meetings around the province. We are pleased to provide summaries of these meetings so that you can see what we heard.
On Feb. 20, 2013, the Seniors Advocate Act was introduced in the Legislature to create an Office of the Seniors Advocate. The Seniors Advocate Act was passed and received royal assent on March 14, 2013.