To assemble, co-ordinate and advance proposals and resolutions concerned with the welfare of elder citizens, and submit them to the appropriate government bodies; and to advance the social and physical welfare of all elder citizens in the province of British Columbia.
BC’s First Seniors Advocate Steps Down (COSCO President Interviewed)
Isobel Mackenzie championed older people for 10 years. A look at her impact, and what’s next.
B.C. political parties are in rare agreement on Isobel Mackenzie’s significant contributions in her 10 years as the province’s first seniors advocate.
“The advocate has done a remarkable set of work for seniors in British Columbia,” said Premier David Eby.
“She’s seen big changes, to her credit, though she continues to push for more support for seniors and has been a relentless advocate for them,” Eby told The Tyee in a December interview. “I know it will be difficult to fill her shoes and I’m grateful for the work she’s done for seniors in B.C. And it will be interesting to see what she does next.”