The original building was constructed by the Chinese Benevolent Association (CCBA) and in 1929 was lost in a tax sale to the City of Victoria.  In 1930, the building was leased back to the CCBA and operated as a convalescent home that was known as the “Chinese Hospital”.  During World World II the Centre was turned into a boarding house for elderly Chinese residents.  In 1964, the building was renovated with generous donations received from many individuals and organizations.

Located in the heart of Victoria’s Chinatown, the sod turning for the present day Care Centre took place in February 1981.  This historical moment occurred after the Victoria City Council agreed in principle to grant a 99-year lease, at a nominal rate, on condition a community care facility be built.  One year later, the 31-bed intermediate care facility known as the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre was officially opened.

The care centre has responded to the unique language and cultural needs of the elderly from Victoria’s Chinese community for over thirty five years. Local support is always appreciated as many costs are not covered by grants. With your on-going support, the Care Centre will continue to serve the needs of our community and provide quality care for decades to come. Those needs grow each year and are not fully covered by government funding. The Victoria Chinatown Care Foundation is the funding organization for those needs that are not covered by government funding.


Your support to the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre is greatly appreciated