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Seniors Information & Resources



Website: his.gov.bc.ca
Access the report from the Seniors Advisory Council online at www.his.gov.bc.ca/seniors.

Alcohol and Drug Referral

Phone: 1.800.663.1441
Helpline offering 24 hour assistance.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Nanaimo

Phone: 1.800.883.3968
Website: nanaimoaa.org
Address: 212-285 Prideaux St, Nanaimo BC
Support and information for individuals with alcohol related problems. 24 hour answer line.

ALS Society of BC

Phone: 1.800.708.3228
Website: alsbc.ca
Address: #208 – 1600 West 6th Ave, Vancouver BC
The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality... Continue Reading →


Phone: 1.800.462.2833
Address: 200-1585 Bowen Road, Nanaimo BC
Exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia.

Arthritis Society of BC

Phone: Toll-free: 1.800.321.1433
Website: arthritis.ca
Committed to the research, care, education and advocacy for persons with arthritis. Telephone Support The Arthritis Society Answers Line is a toll-free telephone information service... Continue Reading →

Bayshore HealthCare – (Home Health Care Services)

Phone: 250.591.6407 or Toll Free: 1.877.470.2253
Website: bayshore.ca
Address: 1650 Terminal Avenue North, Unit 204, Nanaimo BC, V9S 2L4
Our Core Health Care Services: 24-7 Service, Acquired Brain Injury Care, Appointment Escorts, Companionship, Dementia Care, Diabetes Management, Foot Care, Free Care Assessments, Funding Investigations, Home... Continue Reading →

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support

Phone: 1.886.437.1940
Website: bcceas.ca
Address: 411 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Individuals, seniors, community agencies, government and policy makers, working together to eliminate the abuse of seniors. Senior Abuse & Information Line (SAIL) 1.604.437.1940 or Toll... Continue Reading →

BC Ferries

Phone: 1.888.223.3779
Website: bcferries.com
Seniors (65 and over) travel at a discount on most BC routes Monday - Thursday except holidays. Passenger fares only.

BC Health Guide Program

Phone: 1.800.465.4911
Reliable health information that you can trust. 24 self-care programs for you to better understand and manage your health.

BC Highway Conditions

Phone: 1.800.550.4997
Website: drivebc.ca
Check driving conditions by using automated phone service.

BC Housing

Phone: 1.800.787.2807
Website: bchousing.org
HOME-RELATED SERVICES: BC HOUSING - A provincial program dedicated to providing housing assistance to those in need. BC Housing Corporate Office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30... Continue Reading →

BC Lung Association

Phone: 1.604.731.5864 or Toll-free: 1.800.665.5864
Website: lung.ca
Address: 2675 Oak Street Vancouver, BC, V6H 2K2 Canada
Leads provincial and international lung health initiatives and lung disease prevention. Questions about your breathing? Call for advice: 1.800.665.5864

BC National Association of Federal Retirees

Phone: 250.568.7718
For more information call Ken Jones or E-mail him at kenjonesbc@shaw.ca

BC Ombudsperson

Phone: 1.800.567.3247
British Columbia’s independent voice for fairness.


Phone: 1.800.465.4911
Website: gov.bc.ca
Online resources and links to programs and services for seniors.

Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island

Phone: 1.877.826.4222
Website: vi.bbb.org
Address: 220-1175 Cook St, Victoria BC
The BBB of Vancouver Island promotes fairness and honesty in the marketplace. People today are overwhelmed with choices – and often unsure about where to... Continue Reading →

Brain Injury Society – Nanaimo

Phone: 250.753.5600
Website: nbis.ca
Address: 285 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N2
The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society is a registered non profit society and registered charitable organisation. They are a progressive society providing support, education and rehabilitation... Continue Reading →

Canada Benefits

Phone: 1.800.622.6232
Information about federal, provincial, and territorial benefit programs and services for seniors and individuals.

Canada Border Services Agency

Phone: 1.800.461.9999
Website: cbsa.gc.ca
General border services information. Speak to an agent from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.
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