Seniors Advocate Consultations Complete

How could an Office of the Seniors Advocate help seniors in British Columbia? We want to hear from you.

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.

We thank all those who participated in this important process.

Consultation Schedule

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

Discussion Paper

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.

Meeting Summaries

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.

Next Steps

All of the input we collected about the role and function of the Seniors Advocate will help government to shape the future role of the Seniors Advocate.