Welcome Stephanie Olsen, Director of Community Engagement

We are excited to welcome the newest member of our Senior Management Team, Stephanie Olsen. Stephanie is the Director of Community Engagement and will be working at our Central Services office. She has been a business consultant and marketing specialist in the United States for over 25 years. She has worked in the biotechnology field, … Continue reading Welcome Stephanie Olsen, Director of Community Engagement

START Plus

Bob Baldwin completed the Glenrose Hospital’s Short Term Assessment Rehabilitation and Treatment program close to seven years ago. The twenty-week program saw Baldwin attending discussion groups and presentations on memory, relaxation, visualization, depression, panic attacks, and other cognitive and mental health issues. Throughout the program, he made close ties with other participants with whom he … Continue reading START Plus

Canora Gardens Reopens

After nearly five years of renovations, Canora Gardens (10160 151 Street, Edmonton) will be opening its doors in early 2018. The $13 million renovation project saw GEF Seniors Housing collaborate with The Workun Garrick Partnership Architecture and Interior Design as the designer and Emcee Construction as the general contractors. The team opened Canora Gardens up, … Continue reading Canora Gardens Reopens

Sakaw Terrace Groundbreaking – One Year After

A little over a year ago, GEF Seniors Housing broke ground on Sakaw Terrace, the newest affordable seniors housing project for the organization and the first for the Mill Woods neighbourhood. The event was celebrated with appearances from Edmonton Ward 12 City Councillor Mohinder Banga, Provincial Minister of Labour Christina Grey, Provincial Minister of Seniors … Continue reading Sakaw Terrace Groundbreaking – One Year After

Mixed Market Housing – What does it mean?

A term that’s being used a lot during conversations about Sakaw Terrace is “mixed market housing.” What this term actually means could change a lot about how affordable housing projects are approached in Edmonton. GEF Seniors Housing CEO Raymond Swonek first encountered this idea while touring around different affordable housing buildings in England. “This model … Continue reading Mixed Market Housing – What does it mean?