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Have a question about BCSLA?

We’ve provided a list of common questions that members ask to help you understand who we are and what we aim to do.

What is BCSLA?

The British Columbia Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) is a voluntary, membership-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of the best interests of its members, which include the owners and operators of Independent and Assisted Living communities in BC. These owners and operators house over 12,000 seniors and provide them with safety, security, proper nutrition and a social environment while maintaining the seniors’ independence and freedom of choice.

What does BCSLA do?

BCSLA represents owners and operators of Independent and Assisted Living retirement communities.

Our four cornerstones are:

Advocate: We identity and promote the interests of the membership with external stakeholders in seniors living and government.

Educate: We inform the public, government, and consumer about the role of seniors living communities and the benefits that they have to offer.

Mediate: We identify challenges and opportunities faced by our members and seek solutions by bringing together appropriate collaborators.

Celebrate: We collect and disseminate real life stories and successes that demonstrate that seniors living within our communities remain vital and active members of society.

Who are BCSLA’s members?

Our members include Independent and Assisted Living retirement communities in BC that house over 12,000 seniors and associate companies that support these retirement communities with products and services for the daily operation.

I have more questions about retirement residences. Who can I speak to?

The BC Seniors Living Association office (604-689-5949) can refer you to a retirement community in the area of your choice which may provide one or both Independent Living and Assisted Living services.

For more information, visit our Trusted Service Providers section for other websites regarding seniors programs and options.

What is the Seal of Approval?

The Seal of Approval program identifies senior living communities that adhere to the highest industry standards. The Seal of Approval will help seniors and their families identify the very best retirement communities in B.C. To obtain the BCSLA Seal of Approval, the community must complete both an internal self assessment and an independent external review.

Successful communities meet multiple criteria in five areas: safety measures, infection control, staff training, resident services, and assisted living supports. For detailed information on the Seal of Approval click on BCSLA logo which will direct you to our main page and click on the plaque on the left hand side of the main page.

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