What is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® ?

Certified Senior Advisors are professionals dedicated to providing caring, understanding and premium service to seniors. They understand and use best practices that consider such principles as the basic processes of aging, health issues, spirituality, grief and loss, housing, and care giving and how these processes influence the health, social and financial considerations of mature Canadians.

All CSA’s must sign a Code of Professional Responsibility and agree to abide by that Code. An independent Board of Standards, dedicated to preserving the integrity of the CSA designation, monitors these commitments.

What is a Certified Relocation & Transition Specialist™?

Certified Relocation & Transition Specialists (CRTS) are essentially project managers, trained and qualified to act as agents for mature adults and their families, managing all aspects of home transitions.

CRTS have extensive knowledge and resources for the downsizing and moving process as well as the community, including residential and health care resources. Acting as a single point of contact for their client, CRTS can smooth the way into a new residential, retirement or Continuum Care community.

CRTS are insured and have undergone background security checks. The CRTS Program has been reviewed by the National Association of Senior Move Managers and has been accepted as a Premium Industry Training Partner.

What is the National Association of Senior Move Managers?

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (www.nasmm.org) is a not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.

The senior move industry is relatively new, but the challenge of transitioning an older adult is not. As the only professional association in North America devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with middle and later life transition issues, NASMM members are committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of all older adults.

What is Professional Organizers in Canada?

POC, Professional Organizers in Canada, represents more than 500 members in more than 14 chapters across Canada. Members are organizing professionals from all sectors of the industry, comprising residential and office organizers, time management and goal setting professionals, estate organizing experts and many more.

POC helps their members excel as professional organizers and business owners through educational training programs, a yearly conference and access to business resources. Their aim is to provide credibility, community and connections.

What is the BCSLA?

The B.C. Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) is an organization of professionals who represents retirement communities in British Columbia. The BCSLA mission is “to provide advocacy, leadership and networking opportunities for its members. BCSLA members are committed to innovation, resident choice and excellence in the seniors living industry.” (www.bcsla.com)

BCSLA interfaces with the government to educate and provide knowledge and leadership that can influence and effect government policy for retirement living and the associated support services. BCSLA also has a strong presence among regulators, the media and consumers and works as an advocate to address issues of importance to their membership.