Resources For Seniors in Canada
OLD AGE SECURITY AND CANADA PENSION PLAN
This web page is a primary resource for information on Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan Benefits, and forms, Canada Pension Plan, Survivor’s Benefits and Disability Benefits.
VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA
Veterans Affairs web page is the primary contact site for information on pensions, assistance with burial costs, and information on allowances for veterans and their families.
PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Public Guardian and Trustee is appointed to safeguard and uphold the legal and financial interests of children; manage the legal, financial and personal care interests of adults needing assistance in decision-making; and administer the estates of deceased and missing persons. Okanagan office: (250) 712-7576
BRITISH COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY RESPONSE NETWORKS
Provide support and assistance for abused and neglected adults.
BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH SERVICES
Provides information on Medical Services Plan of British Columbia, PharmaCare and Seniors.
REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT RESOURCE CENTRE
The Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization and was incorporated in 1995 as the Representation Agreement Resource Centre (RARC). Nidus provides information to British Columbians about personal planning and operate a centralized Registry for personal planning documents.
THE LAW SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Law Society of British Columbia is the regulatory body for the BC legal profession. The primary responsibility of the Law Society under the provincial Legal Profession Act is to protect the public interest in the administration of justice. 1 (800) 903-5300
STEP CANADA – THE SOCIETY OF TRUST AND ESTATE PRACTITIONERS
The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners is the leading international organization for trust and estates professionals. STEP Canada, founded in 1998, has almost 2,000 members including lawyers, accountants, financial planners, insurance advisors and trust professionals.
HEALTH CANADA - DIVISION OF AGING AND SENIORS
The Division of Aging and Seniors, Health Canada, provides federal leadership in areas pertaining to aging and seniors. The Division serves as a focal point for information and centre of expertise. (613) 952-7606
BC CENTRE FOR ELDER ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT
Forum for individuals, seniors, community agencies, gov’t and policy makers, working together to eliminate the abuse of seniors. 1 (866) 437-1940
CANADIAN SENIOR YEARS
A website specifically designed for Canadians over 50. The best information, articles, news and Canadian site links for seniors on the web today.
CARP – CANADA’S ASSOCIATION FOR THE FIFTY PLUS
A New Vision of Aging for Canada. An association whose mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as they age.
HEALTH & SENIORS’ INFO LINE
http://www.gov.bc.ca ???? provincial seniors phone line – Seniors can report concerns about care
Seniors are able to speak with a real person to answer questions on health programs & services as well as a broad range of other gov’t services for seniors. Staff on this “one-stop shopping” line also help people fill out forms and provide direct contact to other agencies.
1 (877) 952-3181
Speak with a nurse about your symptoms, consult with a pharmacist about your medication questions 24/7. Translation services available. Phone: 811. Hearing-impaired: 711
INCOME SECURITY PROGRAMS
Information and administration of CPP, OAS, and Guaranteed Income Supplement. 1 (800) 277-9914
SHELTER AID FOR ELDERLY RENTERS (SAFER)
The SAFER Program provides direct cash assistance to eligible residents of British Columbia who are age 60 or over and who pay rent for their homes. 1 (800) 257-7756 or 604-433-2218