Tag: Independent Living

Value of promoting sector discussed at EngAge BC IL round tables

Successful sessions in Victoria and in Surrey, B.C. are now completed. The meetings between IL representatives and EngAge BC staff provided an opportunity for operators to share their views about the key issues and opportunities they are facing. It also provided a chance for peers to network. During the round tables, attendees did a deep […]

Celebrating Pride at your independent living residence in June

June is pride month. Hosting Pride events can be a valuable way to build community in your independent living residence, and to show 2SLGBTQ+ clients that they are seen, supported, and included. EngAge BC has come up with some ways to celebrate Pride and to mark the achievements of decades of advocacy by the Queer […]

EngAge BC hosting independent living roundtables

To hear from our independent living members about the issues and opportunities they are facing, and to support peer-to-peer networking, EngAge BC will be hosting three Independent Living Roundtables over the coming months. Scheduled events will take place in-person in Victoria, the Lower Mainland and the Interior. Registration is required and all attendees will be […]

Third cohort of HaIL Training Program commences this week

We are pleased to announce that this week marks the start of EngAge BC’s third cohort of the Home and Independent Living (HaIL) Training Program. Scheduled to run for 6 weeks, this cohort consists of 32 students from the Lower Mainland and they will be guided through the program curriculum by Farhad Jafari, Learning and […]

Mission’s Carrington House Celebrates Four Centenarian Birthdays

A party honouring a three seniors, each celebrating a centenarian birthday was held at Mission’s Chartwell Carrington House on Monday, Jan 25. Mission City Record recently published an article about the event, which marked a combined 405 years of life. “We can’t hold a huge party. It’s kind of hard for them, their families can […]

Announcing Assurity pilot program — B.C.’s new mark of quality

EngAge BC — the operating arm of BC Care Providers Association that supports independent living members — is very excited to announce the preview of Assurity, British Columbia’s new mark of quality for independent living operators. Through Assurity’s quality assurance certification, consumers can count on receiving the very best retirement living has to offer. First […]