Care Providers Laud Choice for New Seniors Advocate

Burnaby, B.C. (January 26, 2024) – This afternoon, BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie announced Dan Levitt, CEO of KinVillage, as her successor following her retirement slated for March 31, 2024.

“Dan is an excellent choice for BC’s new Seniors’ Advocate,” says BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC CEO Terry Lake. “We are confident that he is a strong voice for seniors across the province.”

Since 2021, Dan has been serving as CEO of KinVillage, a non-profit association and BCCPA member in Tsawwassen offering various options for housing, health, and wellness to support adults over 50. As CEO, Dan has been committed to the enhancement of housing, social, and care needs for older adults living onsite and thousands of community members with community-based programs.

Throughout his career, Dan has made a commitment to helping others create better lives for older adults. After obtaining his Master of Science degree specializing in Long-Term Care and Retirement Administration in 1994, Dan went on to hold a wide range of roles to transform the lives of older adults.

Notably, he has been an Adjunct Professor in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University since 2007 and at the University of British Columbia’s School of Nursing since 2017, as well as and a Sessional Instructor at British Columbia Institute of Technology since 2017.


In his new role, Dan will continue the Office of the Seniors Advocate’s work as it monitors and analyzes seniors’ services and issues in B.C., as well as makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues.

“Dan is a passionate and innovative leader in seniors care and will serve the province’s seniors extremely well,” says Lake.

“We look forward to working with him as he takes on this new role, collaborating with seniors, families, policymakers, and service providers to improve care for our aging population.”


Jamie Lozano
Media & Communications Specialist
604-736-4233 ext 236

About BCCPA & EngAge BC
BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) has been the leading voice for B.C.’s continuing care sector since 1977, representing over 500 of its long-term care, assisted living, and commercial members across the province. The Association also represents independent living and private-pay home health operators through its operating arm, EngAge BC.

The official news release from the Government of B.C. can be viewed here

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