411 Seniors Centre Society is committed to pursuing its mission and achieving its vision for a supportive community in keeping with the following values: compassion, assistance, respect, diversity, a sustained focus on collaboration, and achieving excellence.

Since, 1977 hundreds of members and non-members have enjoyed programs, events, and of course, multicultural celebrations at 411 Seniors Centre Society.

Presently, 411 Seniors Centre Society is a social hub of activity and entertainment. The centre offers more than 40 free and low cost programs and services in the following areas: educational and recreational classes, workshops, trips, and information and referral services.

Present Day

On April 11, 2017, the City of Vancouver announced its support of Vancouver low income seniors population by providing up to $800,000 in funding to 411 Seniors Centre Society to assist in the construction of a new seniors centre in the Kensington Cedar-Cottage neighbourhood.

2012

The 411 Seniors Centre Society moves to a temporary location at #704-333 Terminal Avenue as the Board of Directors continue the work on securing a new site for the 411 Seniors Centre.

2010

Faced with a number of challenges including a drop in revenue, increase in expenses and an aging facility, the Board of the day made the decision to sell the building. They committed to the membership that the money realized from the sale of the building would be earmarked for a new home for the 411 Seniors Centre Society.

2002

411 celebrates 25 Years

Early 1980s

The 411 Seniors Centre acquired the third floor of the building, allowing it to expand it services including I & R, low cost meals, classes and programs.

1977

411 Seniors Centre Society was announced as a registered, non-profit charity. Programs and Services were offered on the main floor with Administration on the 2nd floor.

1975

A membership system was established and by the end of April 1975, there were more than 1138 members. As membership increased, the once appointed Board became a Board elected by the membership.

1973

Due to the popularity of people requesting sandwiches, soup, and hot lunches, a full-time cook was hired.

1972

Renovations began at 411 Dunsmuir in the summer and the Centre was opened on December 5th.

1971

The provincial executive of the Seniors Citizens Association of BC proposed a “rest and refreshment” building for seniors in downtown Vancouver to the provincial government. As a result of its core location to the bus depot and downtown, 411 Dunsmuir was recommended