The Prince George Council of Seniors (PGCOS) is a unique umbrella seniors organization, non-profit society, and registered charity.
MISSION: The mission of PGCOS is empowering seniors.
SENIORS: PGCOS defines seniors as individuals 55 years of age or older. PGCOS defines everyone under the age of 55 as seniors-in-training!
MEMBERS: PGCOS members include five seniors activity centres, various retiree organizations and community organizations concerned about seniors issues, as well as a number of individual seniors unaffiliated with those centres or groups.
GOVERNANCE: PGCOS is a registered society in good standing and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of representatives from member organizations. Executive officers are chosen at each Annual General Meeting.
HISTORY: PGCOS was formed in 1990 by a group of local seniors who believed in the social benefits of group advocacy.
INFORMATION & RESOURCES: PGCOS operates a resource and referral centre at #1055 – 5th Avenue and Seniors Info phone line – 250 564 9100 - both staffed between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm weekdays (except statutory holidays), and answers a broad range of queries with the largest percentage pertaining to seniors’ health and housing concerns.
For more information about PGCOS member organizations, programs and services, click on the links to the right listed below PGCOS .