Cooper Place

Cooper Place

Aging in place… with dignity and respect

Cooper Place is a five-storey assisted-living community. It’s located in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, at the corner of East Cordova and Gore streets. The care community is home to 69 residents. Each has their own room with attached private washroom. Fifteen rooms are also wheelchair accessible.

All rooms at Cooper Place are furnished with a bed, bedside table, a chest of drawers, desk, and a chair. Residents may bring in small personal items such as pictures, television, or other appropriate furnishings.

A community legacy

Founded in 1907, the City Centre Care Society (CCCS) provided residential health programs to Vancouver’s inner city. Most recently, CCCS provided complex care services, addiction programs and seniors assisted living services in two downtown Vancouver locations – at Central City Lodge and at Cooper Place.

On December 24, 2022, City Centre Care Society formally merged with Providence Living in an operational and asset transfer, bringing Cooper Place into the Providence fold.

Providence Living will honour the City Centre Care Society legacy. Residents will continue find a place of caring when living in a Providence Living facility as they did when the facility was owned and operated by City Centre Care Society.


Assisted living is for people who need help with daily care, but not as much help as a care home provides.

The philosophy of assisted Living is to promote aging in place, resident independence, dignity and self-direction. A nurse-call system is available in each room to ensure residents have quick access to help from staff, if they need it.


Cooper Place provides all meals and some snacks every day. An open and friendly dining room is available where meals are served in a comfortable and social setting. Personal preferences are considered and a dietitian is available to ensure that special needs are identified and met.

Family members, friends and loved ones can purchase meal tickets and are welcome to join residents at lunch or supper. The menu includes a variety of home-cooked meals and desserts.

Activities of Daily Living

Personal support and assistance with the following:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Personal care and grooming
  • Medication reminders, management and administration
  • Outside medical appointment support and follow up

Recreation & Entertainment

Cooper Place recreation staff maintain a calendar of events for residents that are focused on opportunities to socialize and be entertained. Activities and entertainment opportunities reflect residents’ interests and abilities.

Housekeeping & Laundry

Daily housekeeping is provided. Bed linens and towels are provided by the facility. The laundering of all residents’ clothes and linens is provided in-house.

Admission to Cooper Place is based on an assessment of each resident’s individual needs. These needs are determined through an eligibility assessment conducted by a community case manager. These assessments are then reviewed by the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Priority Access team.

Appropriate matches to Cooper Place are determined as beds become available. All inquiries regarding eligibility should be directed to your local community Health Unit. They will then arrange for a case manager to conduct an eligibility assessment as required.

A pre-admission interview with the prospective Resident and family as well as the VCH Assisted Living Case Manager and a Cooper care staff member is arranged to determine final suitability.

Cooper Place

306 E. Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1L5