According to the Lower Mainland chapter of the United Way, the rate of seniors who were living in poverty was the highest of all Canadian provinces and that an estimated one in five seniors without affordable housing (Source: BC Seniors Poverty Card, 2018). To keep up as Canada’s population ages, there needs to be roughly 130,000 new spaces that need to be added by retirement and long term-care facilities between now and 2026, and again to almost double to 240,000 by 2046 (Source: CBC News).
As Canadians of all ages face growing inequality, many resources and programs have been developed to helps those who have difficultly gaining adequate housing, some of which and be found below:
Other Helpful Organizations
Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER) (information on rental subsidies)
Other Web Links