Access to subsidized long-term care is coordinated by Island Health staff.
Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized long-term care. For more information on subsidized long-term care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.
For information on private long-term care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.
3034 Cedar Hill Rd
Oak Bay Kiwanis Health Care Society
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.
Accreditation with Commendation 2017-2021.
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: http://www.accreditation.ca/.
Publicly-subsidized Units: 116
Private-pay Units: 6
Built and opened in 1982, the Kiwanis Pavilion is an attractive, comfortable two-storey care home with ten secure living units referred to as “neighborhoods”. In each neighbourhood, there are nine to 19 resident rooms, living, and dining rooms.There are six specialized bathing rooms and seven fully secured courtyard gardens
- multipurpose activity room
- beauty salon
- library/conference room
- outdoor courtyards
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 with frailty and dementia. We strive to provide compassionate comfort care, create a safe and friendly home-like environment, and build collaborative partnerships with each resident and their family.
Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization
This facility operates a TORCH (Towards Optimal Residential Care Health) Model / Long-Term Care Initiative (LTCI) model for medical care. Residents are assigned to a physician who attends the facility weekly and works in a shared care model, working closely with other TORCH / LTCI physicians and facility health care staff.
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
MAiD is available at Island Health-owned and operated sites and this affiliate site. Read more detailed information on MAiD, including a guide for patients and families and a link to information provided by the federal government.
Type of Accommodation
• Number of beds in single occupancy rooms: 122
• Number of beds in double occupancy rooms: 0
• Number of beds in triple occupancy rooms: 0
Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Learn more about additional services available to the residents of Kiwanis Pavilion.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Kiwanis Pavilion hosts “Concerts in Care”, six times a year in collaboration with The Victoria Conservatory of Music and music therapy two to three times per week.
The building is completely wheelchair accessible and has an elevator to the second floor.
Courtyards are wheelchair accessible.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Due to space constraints no motorized scooters are permitted at Kiwanis Village.
As per Island Health pet policy. Visiting pets are encouraged and welcome on a leash. They should be parasite-free and up-to-date on shots. Pets are not allowed in areas were food is prepared or served.
Kiwanis Pavilion is a non-smoking care home. Smoking is not permitted.
As a health care provider, Island Health has an obligation to promote good health practices. We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for everyone. No smoking and vaping permitted on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.
- • Secure entrance(s)
• Regular fire inspections / drills
• Fire sprinklers
• Doors secured with magnetic release buttons/keypads
• Resident monitoring system: monitors residents in their bedrooms when they are unable to call for help when needed. System uses passive sensors to notify staff when a resident exits their bed or room.
In keeping with our philosophy of person centered care with compassion, the Kiwanis Pavilion responds to the spiritual needs of residents and families by providing monthly inter-denominational church services, weekly hymn sings, and services to honour Holy Days. Community clergy and pastoral volunteers provide Pastoral Care services. Individual Pastoral care visits are welcomed at Kiwanis Pavilion.
Any Other Amenities
A physiotherapist and OT visits Kiwanis Pavilion to assess and prescribe individual and group interventions and activity programs to be carried out by the Therapy Assistant.
Kiwanis Pavilion has a limited number of parking spaces for visitors available at no charge, on site and on street.
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 and Influenza Protection Policy.
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."