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Legal Advance Planning Zoom Webinar

Date/Time: February 23, 2023 at 1pm-2pm PST Advance planning can help ensure your wishes will be respected when relying on someone else to make decisions for you and after you die. Join us to learn about Advance Planning tools including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements! This session is presented by our staff lawyer. […]

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One-Time Top-Up to the Canada Housing Benefit Now Available

As of December 12, 2022, Canadians can now apply for the new one-time top-up of the Canada Housing Benefit. Intended to support low-income renters with the cost of renting, eligible individuals may receive a tax-free, one-time payment of $500. Applicants do not need to receive other housing benefits such as the Canada Housing Benefit. Applications […]

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We're Hiring! A Paralegal and a Legal Advocate

We are looking to hire one full-time Paralegal and one full-time Legal Advocate located in the Lower Mainland to join our team. The Paralegal will assist lawyers of our Elder Law Clinic and our upcoming Advance Planning Program by preparing Wills, Representation Agreements, Powers of Attorney as well as court documents (based on the paralegal’s […]

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Happy Holidays! Our 2022 Holiday Schedule

As we approach the start of 2023, Seniors First BC would like to wish you a happy holiday season! From December 24, 2022, to January 2, 2023, our Seniors Abuse and Information Line will remain open except on statutory holidays on December 25-27 and January 1-2. Our Legal Programs, Victim Services, and Public Education and […]

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Our December 2022 Newsletter is Out!

Our December 2022 newsletter is out! This edition covers our holiday schedule, new legal clinics at the VCH Deaf Well-Being Program, an upcoming workshop in partnership with the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC and Intercultural Strategies, a report released by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, and recent federal benefits updates: http://ow.ly/ZaPU50M8zJR Subscribe here: http://ow.ly/hUyZ50M8zJQ

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How to Maintain Dignity While Ageing with Cerebral Palsy Webinar

Join us for a webinar, How to Maintain Dignity while Ageing with Cerebral Palsy, taking place on February 2, 2023, from 1pm to 3pm over Zoom. This candid discussion will be co-hosted by the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC and Intercultural Strategies. As part of this discussion, we will be presenting Elder Abuse - What is it, How Do We Deal With It? Learn […]

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities! At Seniors First BC, we support the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Stay tuned to our website and social media for information on new features to enhance accessibility of our services across BC in 2023!

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Our November 2022 Newsletter is Out!

Our November 2022 Newsletter is out! Read about our new Nanaimo Advance Planning Clinics, upcoming workshops and events, a report release from Department of Justice Canada, and the Office of the Seniors Advocate's 2021/2022 Long-Term Care Directory: http://ow.ly/8kLA50Lz7to

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Seniors First BC Closed for Remembrance Day

Seniors First BC remembers Canada’s Veterans and their service and sacrifice for our country and for freedom. Our office will be closed today in honour of Remembrance Day.

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Frauds and Scams Workshop with the Nanaimo Family Life Association

Date/Time: November 14th, 1:00PM – 2:30PM PST. Join us for a free Zoom webinar on frauds and scams in partnership with the Nanaimo Family Life Association! Learn about what frauds and scams are, common scams targeting Canadian seniors, safety strategies, and resources to consult if someone you know has been scammed. Register by visiting this […]

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Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL)

SAIL is a confidential means for seniors to speak to a professional intake worker about issues that affect their well-being, receive information, or learn about our programs. Call 604-437-1940 or Toll-Free at 1-866-437-1940 weekdays 8am to 8pm and weekends 10am to 5:30pm. Language interpretation is available. 
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ABOUT US

Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being.

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