Victoria Chinatown Care Centre

Operator:  Victoria Chinatown Care Society
Address:   555 Herald Street, Victoria, V8W 1S5
Phone:      250-381-4322




Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


Publicly Subsidized Units: 31
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

31 bed facility with garden patio located downtown in Chinatown.

Building Amenities

One large lounge, two small lounges, outside garden courtyard, main floor dining room and home cooked Chinese meals.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Located in the heart of Chinatown, the Centre draws on the community's rich culture, unique foods, activities and social programs.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Chinese languages (Cantonese, Mandarin) and English are spoken. Chinese foods, activities and care are provided in a culturally sensitive way.

Philosophy of Care

Person and family centered care, culturally sensitive to Chinese culture

Accreditation Status

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit here: http://www.accreditation.ca/

Type of Accommodation

30 single rooms each with a two piece bathroom, 1 double room with a two piece bathroom.  Tub room on each resident floor and one shower available.


Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Outings, chair chi, singing, Chinese opera, mah jong, music therapy, baking, calligraphy, painting, church visitors, walks in Chinatown, volunteers working with groups and one on one.


Wheelchair accessible

Motorized Scooter Policy

No motorized scooters

Pet Policy

Therapy animals may visit scheduled through the Activity Coordinator.

Smoking Policy

No smoking on premises

Safety/Security Features

Code key access, 24 hour nursing care, cameras monitoring all entrances

Any Other Amenities

Chinese cultural activities, languages, staff and food

Visiting Information

Visitors are welcome.

During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) and Influenza Protection Policy (PDF).

Note:  Provincial policy requires all visitors to be informed:  "Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution."