The Cridge Village Seniors Centre - Assisted Living

This building is a 166,000 sq.ft., 77-unit Assisted-Living seniors’ residence.

Contact Us

Access to subsidized assisted living units is through a Community Health Services assessment. 

Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized units. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

For information on market units, please contact The Cridge Village Seniors' Centre directly.

1307 Hillside Ave
Victoria, B.C. 
V8T 0A2


The Cridge Centre for the Family

Visiting Hours

No restrictions on visiting hours. 

Accreditation Status

Accredited by Imagine Canada March 16, 2013 and renewed annually.


Publicly Subsidized Units: 38
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

The Cridge Village Seniors’ Centre was once the BC Protestant Orphans’ Home built in 1892. Today in its beautifully refurbished and expanded elegance, it is a 166,000 sq.ft., 77-unit Assisted-Living seniors’ residence.

Building Amenities

Activity room, exercise room, two libraries, computer lounge, The Grand Lounge, floor lounges that allow for a variety of social interactions and a lovely guest suite.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Single occupancy only in all subsidized units.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Operated by The Cridge Centre for the Family, and located on 14 acres of park-like property with access off Hillside Avenue, the setting houses seniors adjacent to family programs and creates a multi-generational community. Close to bus routes and Hillside Shopping Centre.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Non-Denominational Christian organization that warmly welcomes those with all beliefs and cultures.

Philosophy of Care

We believe in providing a nurturing, compassionate and home-like environment that respects each individual’s right to autonomy and privacy.

Type of Accommodation
  • one-bedroom units on four different levels
  • each suite has a small kitchenette with a fridge/freezer and microwave
  • living room
  • bedroom with pocket door to large bathroom
  • bathrooms have minimal lip showers
  • grab bars are mounted in all necessary locations

Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers: 

  • monthly rental accommodation
  • hospitality services: two meals daily, weekly housekeeping, linen, etc.
  • personal care
  • on-site emergency response system

Residents on income assistance pay a flat rate. Items not included as a part of the monthly fee include: telephone, cable, hydro, personal laundry, household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care products and insurance.

Special Recreational Opportunities
  • recreation staff on site seven days per week
  • recreation staff certified in senior's fitness & offer daily exercise classes
  • our bus is equipped with a lift and is regularly used for resident outings
  • we have a raised garden bed area for residents' use 
  • our chapel also doubles as our movie theatre
  • 3rd floor games room has a lovely view with a pool table, dart board, and an interactive Wii game on the wall

All accessible by wheelchair, power chair and smaller indoor scooters.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Larger outdoor scooters must be parked downstairs.

Pet Policy

No pets.

Smoking Policy

This is a non smoking building and property.

Safety/Security Features
  • 24-hour staffing
  • secure entrance
  • monitoring cameras in common areas
Spiritual Care

Spiritual Health Practitioner available.

Any Other Amenities

Excellent meals provided by a CCC designated Chef. In addition, we are located on 14 acres of beautiful property in the heart of the city, with walking paths available to all mobility requirements, and an easy distance to all amenities (mall, banking, pharmacy etc).

Visiting Information

Find information on assisted living visitor guidelines.

Please contact staff to learn more about visiting this location.

Please use intercom system at main entries to buzz the suite of the resident whom you are visiting, both to alert them that you are here and so they can buzz you into the building.

While dog visitors are welcome, they must be kept on a short leash at all times and will be asked to leave if they cause a disruption. As well, animal visitors are not permitted to be in or walk through any food service areas. Child visitors (including teens) are expected to be under the supervision of an adult at all times. We expect that the right to safety, privacy and quiet of all residents will be respected by each visitor and disruptions may result in their being asked to leave. If a visitor would like to join a resident for a meal, they need to speak with reception the day before the meal in order to reserve a space and purchase a quest meal ticket.

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 Influenza Protection Policy.


Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria