Kiwanis Pavilion

Operator:  Oak Bay Kiwanis Health Care Society
Address:   3034 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC, V8T 3J3
Phone:      250-598-2022

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   Kiwanis Pavilion - Interior 


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: 116
Private-Pay Units: 6

Building Description

Built and opened in 1982, the Kiwanis Pavilion is an attractive, comfortable two storey care home with 10 secure living units referred  to as “neighborhoods”.  In each neighbourhood, there are 9 to 19 resident rooms, living and dining rooms. There are six specialized bathing rooms and seven fully secured courtyard gardens.

Building Amenities

·         Multipurpose activity room

·         beauty salon

·         library/conference room

·         outdoor courtyards

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

The Kiwanis Pavilion is located in a residential neighborhood five minutes from Hillside Mall and is on a bus route. It is adjacent to the Kiwanis Village seniors’ housing.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Our values speak to diversity in culture, religion, race, sexuality. We have no specific affiliation. Our employees are culturally diverse and speak many different languages.

Philosophy of Care

It is our privilege to serve people living and dying with frailty and dementia. We strive to provide compassionate comfort care, create a safe and friendly homelike environment, and build collaborative partnerships with each resident and their family.

Accreditation Status

Accreditation with Commendation 2013 - 2017 
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

122 private rooms furnished with a hospital-style bed, dresser and/or wardrobe, and a private ensuite with toilet and sink. 121 rooms have overhead lift track systems for lifting and transferring residents.


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

Special Recreational Opportunities

  • Music entertainment
  • Music Therapy in partnership with the Victoria Conservatory of Music
  • Pastoral Care program
  • Walking, balance and exercise programs
  • Bus outings
  • Pet visits


The building is completely wheelchair accessible and has an elevator to the second floor.

Motorized Scooter Policy

No policy, however motorized scooters are discouraged due to space constraints. 

Pet Policy

Visiting pets are encouraged and welcome on a leash. They should be parasite-free and up-to-date on shots.

Smoking Policy

A covered outdoor smoking area is designated for resident smoking. A smoking safety plan is developed for each resident who smokes.

Safety/Security Features

All entrances and exits are secured. Neighborhoods are secured with key-coded magnetic locks. A Resident Monitoring system monitors residents in their bedrooms when they are unable to call for help when they need it, using passive sensors to notify staff when a resident exits their bed or room. All staff carry portable phones for quiet communication. The building has a fire sprinkler system. Courtyards are wheelchair accessible.

Visiting Information

The front entrance is open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. When the front entrance is locked, it is necessary to ring the intercom to be let in. If a resident is ill or dying, family are welcome at any time.

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."