History

The Broadmead Care history illustrates that the society has always grown and changed to provide excellent care since its inception in 1973 when we were called The Glendale Lodge Society and opened our first care facility - Tillicum Lodge. The Broadmead Care name has changed several times but we remain unwavering in our commitment to build on a legacy of delivering exceptional care.

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Historical Timeline

1970s: The doors open
  • 1973 – Our first care facility, Tillicum Lodge, opens as a personal care home. At that time, we are called the Glendale Lodge Society.
  • 1974 – Veterans Affairs Canada and the BC Ministry of Health go into partnership to provide health services to veterans in residential care. The Veterans Memorial Pavilion is transferred to the Provincial Government, forming the basis of the Priority Access Beds program.
1980s: Early expansion
  • 1980 – The Glendale Lodge Society acquired Oak Bay Lodge.
  • 1987 ­– The Glendale Lodge Society was renamed the Oak Bay – Tillicum Care Society.
  • 1989 – The Society is divided into the Tillicum Care Society and the Oak Bay Lodge Society.
1990s: A new residential care home
  • 1992 – In June, the Tillicum Care Society is renamed the Tillicum and Veterans Care Society to reflect federal funding for 115 Priority Access Beds at the new facility to be called the Lodge at Broadmead.  The Lodge replaces beds to be closed at Veterans Memorial Pavilion.
  • 1993 – The Tillicum and Veterans Care Society, British Columbia Ministry of Health and Veterans Affairs Canada agreed to fund a new facility -  the Lodge at Broadmead. It will be one of the first residential care facilities in B.C. to be built to the multi-level care guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
  • 1995 – The Lodge at Broadmead opens in April. All residents of Tillicum Lodge and veterans from the Memorial Pavilion are moved to the new facility.
  • 1999 – The Veterans Health Centre opens.
2000s: Broadmead Care Society | Every Moment Matters
  • 2002 – The Tillicum and Veterans Care Society commissions master carver Calvin Hunt to design and carve a Totem Pole for the Lodge at Broadmead in honour of the contributions and sacrifices made by Canadian Aboriginal war veterans.
  • 2005 – Celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Lodge at Broadmead.
  • 2007 – The Tillicum and Veterans Care Society is renamed the Broadmead Care Society to reflect our location in the Broadmead neighbourhood of Greater Victoria.
  • 2009 – The Broadmead Care Society enters a new partnership with Nigel Services for Adults with Disabilities Society to operate the Nigel Program through a management services agreement.
  • 2009 – Staff members at Broadmead Care launch the Every Moment Matters campaign to introduce the organization’s new Philosophy of Care and Service.
2010s: Advancing our Mission through Organizational Growth
  • 2010 – The Nigel Society is consolidated into Broadmead Care Society in December.
  • 2011 – Broadmead Care Society adopts an organizational growth plan and rebrands itself as "Broadmead Care".
  • 2012 – Broadmead Care achieves "Accreditation with Exemplary Standing" from Accreditation Canada
  • 2015 – Broadmead Care adds the Better at Home program to its services
  • 2015 – The Lodge at Broadmead celebrates the 20th anniversary of its opening
  • 2015 -  Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, unveils a plaque honouring all Canada's veterans with Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier. The Lodge is officially renamed the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead.
  • 2017 -  Beckley Farm Lodge Society is merged into Broadmead Care Society.

What has not changed – and will not change – in the history of Broadmead Care is our firm commitment to provide excellent, person-centred care to vulnerable adult populations including Canada’s veterans, frail seniors, and adults with disabilities. We know our services make a difference to them. We know we provide a quality of life that goes beyond that which is mandated and funded in the public health system.

That is why we are proud to describe everyone associated with Broadmead Care with the short but meaningful phrase: Exceptional Care, Exceptional People.