Vision, perspective, innovation. We talked to leaders behind the best retirement living and senior care communities in Canada, asking them to describe the roots of their vision, how they’ve seen the industry evolve, and what changes they foresee in the years ahead.
In our Inspiring Leaders Series, you’ll see industry thought leaders driven by a passion for excellence that’s manifest in Canada’s most innovative retirement communities. There are exciting new ideas about retirement living emerging that will find expression in vibrant communities across Canada in the next decade. Watch series highlights in the videos, and read or watch full interviews with Canada's retirement living thought leaders linked to below.
Senior living has evolved significantly in the last ten years. Leading operators from across Canada know that’s just the beginning, as they continuously innovate the care, lifestyle, and amenities they offer. Along with other cultural and societal changes, the pandemic has only sharpened the industry’s focus on responsiveness, inspiring a reinvention of retirement living. Below, leaders highlight the evolution they’ve witnessed, what inspires them to reach higher, and changes they’re both launching now and anticipating through 2030.
We interviewed industry thought leaders in Canada on what the future of retirement lifestyle will look like. The visions they shared are ambitious, innovative, and inspiring. Individual interview highlights are available below.Active Living Leaders Senior Living Leaders
Director, Bria Communities
Tanya discusses how resident involvement, transparency, and neighbourhood integration are important to every Bria community.
Former vice president of operations, Delmanor Senior Living
Elaine explains how a culture of respect, compassion, commitment, integrity, and accountability informs operations every day.
Ernie Hee | Veronica Da Conceicao
Executive VP, Element Lifestyle | GM of OPAL
Element leaders offer an inside perspective on Canada's first inter-generational living community and how it changes senior living.
Co-founder, Optima Living
Karim articulates a deeply personal vision of how to create a home for seniors and how that's manifest in recent developments.
Louisa Flinn | Anna Louie
Senior VP Sales & Marketing | Marketing Manager, PARC
Louisa and Anna describe how this renowned leader retains a daily focus on innovation and creating singularly vibrant communities.
Director of operations, Estates of Niagara
Angela explains how freedom of choice is the basis of Estates of Niagara's ownership options, living arrangements, and proprietary technology.
Owner / Operator, Scarborough Retirement Residence
The owner of this boutique retirement home shares her vision for improved integration of public healthcare with the private sector.
President, Zest Communities
Tony discusses the primacy of a carefree lifestyle and how people find that in Hamilton, Ontario's sprawling St. Elizabeth Village.