BC Appoints Canada's First Seniors Advocate

Isobel Mackenzie has been appointed as BC's Seniors Advocate, the first in Canada. The Office of the Seniors Advocate will monitor seniors' services, promote awareness and work collaboratively with seniors, families, policy makers, service providers and others to identify solutions to systemic issues and make recommendations on ways to improve care for BC's aging population.

In February 2014, the Seniors' Directorate was renamed the Seniors' Health Promotion Directorate and returned to the Population and Public Health Division of the Ministry of Health.

Office of the Seniors Advocate Ms. Mackenzie, most recently Executive Director/CEO of Beacon Community Services in Victoria, brings with her 18 years of experience working on behalf of seniors at the local, provincial and national levels. Contact the Office of the Seniors Advocate by email or in writing to: 1-2, 1515 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C8

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