Links for Families


The 2011 United Way Seniors Forum was a great success with about 300 people in attendance. United Way received some very useful recommendations from you on ways to tackle the issue of seniors’ vulnerability in our region. Click here for the Seniors Forum Summary Report which captures the highlights of your recommendations from the afternoon discussion sessions.

The Representative for Seniors Act (Bill M 203) creates The Representative for Seniors to improve systems of care and support for seniors and their families in British Columbia. Click here for more details.

The SeniorsBC Province of British Columbia website offers a wide variety of information about government programs and services for seniors.

The Ministry of Health, Seniors’ Healthy Living Secretariat provides information on policy and seniors issues.

The Secretariat’s Seniors Healthy Living Framework outlines their current policy direction.

The Community Action for Seniors’ Independence (CASI) project is partnership between the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport and United Way of the Lower Mainland. CASI is a three-year project focused on the community-driven design and delivery of independence supports for seniors.

Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO) is the largest federation of seniors’ organizations in the Province of British Columbia.

BC211 provides free and confidential information and referral help lines for British Columbians, as well as online access to over  5,600 listings of community, social and government services in the Lower Mainland.

Whistler’s Mature Action Committee has created a Lifestyle Planning Guide to help seniors and their families plan as they approach the mature phases of their lives.

The BC Ministry of Justice provides helpful information for mature drivers and their families who are concerned that their physical ability and mental fitness may put them at risk.

National, International

Read the January 2012 Statistics Canada Report on Seniors Transportation.

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’ promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination.

The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) develops, encourages and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle for Canadian adults that will enhance the dignity of the aging process.