On May 23 care providers will launch campaign to keep care centre open

News release

Threat of closure hangs over unique seniors' facility The future of the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre is being threatened by a notice of closure communicated to the Capital Health Region from the Board of Directors of the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre. The centre's care providers and supporters are launching a community campaign to keep the centre open and will rally outside VCCC to urge its board to move quickly to secure the appropriate funding from the Ministry of Health and remove the closure threat. WHEN: Tuesday, May 23 at 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Victoria Chinatown Care Centre 555 Herald Street The 18 year old seniors' care facility is home to 30 residents, the majority of whom are Chinese. VCCC sits on municipal land in the heart of Canada's oldest Chinatown and is leased from the city for a nominal rent for 99 years. The operation of VCCC is fully-funded by the Ministry of Health. The centre's 23 workers - including cooks, housekeepers, care aides, laundry aides and activity aides - have been members of the Hospital Employees' Union since June 1999.