Kevin Harter


Kevin has deep expertise in both leading organizations and spearheading national research aimed to drive innovation, improve quality of care, and create services to improve the health and wellbeing of older Canadians and their caregivers. He is actively engaged with both the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association and the Hospice Care Alliance of BC.

Prior to joining Luther Court in June of 2023 he was the CEO of Victoria Hospice. He has held leadership positions in long term care for over eighteen years. From 2013 – 2018 he was the President and CEO of York Care Centre (YCC), the largest long term care facility in New Brunswick. During his five years at YCC, he forged several national strategic partnerships and worked as part of the team that created the AGE-WELL’s National Innovation Hub: Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging where he later became the Executive Director.

In addition to his work with AGE-WELL, Kevin developed CIRA (Centre for Innovation and Research in Aging) a research centre in partnership with the University of New Brunswick, the University of Toronto and Simon Fraser University; he is a former Member of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Home and Continuing Care National Advisory Committee; and he participated in the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative, a collaborative of nursing homes across Canada and US who lead in the benchmarking of clinical quality standards. He is results-driven with a collaborative and strategic approach; a number of the quality improvement initiatives he led at the YCC have been adopted provincially and nationally.

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