It all started in 1981 when the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) decided to close Queen Elizabeth Hall (Q.E. Hall), a care home located just east of Little Mountain Place for 75 blind and vision impaired residents.
Neighbors and other individuals from Little Mountain Neighbourhood House and Little Mountain Senior Live Wires came together to advocate for the care and housing for these residents and other seniors in the neighbourhood. By working with the Provincial Government, the City of Vancouver and the CNIB, this group of individuals was able to secure the adjacent land which was a park-like setting called the Scent Garden. This is the current location Little Mountain Place and Court.
On August 23rd, 1983 the Society was officially incorporated in Victoria under the name: Little Mountain Residential Care & Housing Society. Its new elected Board of Directors took on the project of building a new long-term care home to replace the Q.E. Hall and to incorporate a Seniors Housing component in the true sense of integrated multi-level care and Seniors Housing.
Little Mountain Place was officially opened in July 1987 and the first residents of the new care home came from the Q.E. Hall.
Little Mountain Court, an independent housing facility for seniors and people with disabilities, located next to Little Mountain Place, opened its doors in September 1988.
Adanac Park Lodge opened in 2000 in East Vancouver. In 2013, APL began transitioning to a new mandate to care for younger adults with complex health and cognitive needs. Residents are supported to live to their fullest ability in a person-centered, social model to maximize quality of life.