About Us

OUR HISTORY

Representing 12 municipalities and with over 100 dedicated staff, the Grande Spirit Foundation provides reasonably priced housing, quality care and dignity to seniors and families in the Grande Prairie area.

The Grande Spirit Foundation was formed in 1960, although the commitment to housing and caring for area Seniors Citizens goes back to just after the Second World War. The municipal leaders of the region decided that a home for the Seniors Citizens of the area was needed and in 1949 the first home was built.

Since that time there has been:

  • 5 Senior Lodges built with 427 units offering meals, housekeeping, recreation, assistance with medication and 24 hour staffing.
  • 15 Senior Apartment Complexes with 278 units offering both independent living, and supportive living with tenants accessing services as needed.

In addition to the senior facilities, the Grande Spirit Foundation’s mandate expanded in 1993 to include housing services for low income families and individuals. Four housing options are available:

  • Direct rentals of publicly owned buildings
  • Private Landlord Rent Supplement Program
  • Direct Rent Supplement Assistance
  • Affordable Housing Program

The Grande Spirit Foundation also manages 17 wheelchair accessible units and a 70 unit affordable housing apartment building for the Grande Prairie Residential Society, as well as Hearthstone Manor, which is a 40 unit affordable housing apartment building owned by the City of Grande Prairie.


 

 

2018 Board of Directors

General Manager Steve Madden
County of Grande Prairie Corey Beck
City of Grande Prairie Clyde Blackburn
MD of Greenview Roxie Rutt
Saddle Hills County Alvin Hubert
Birch Hills County Denise Joudrey
Town of Spirit River Denise Skoworodko
MD of Spirit River Elaine Garrow
Town of Beaverlodge Judy Kokotilo-Bekkerus
Town of Wembley Cory Gundersen
Village of Rycroft Joanne Chelich
Town of Sexsmith Isak Skjaveland
Village of Hythe Brian Peterson

The Board of Directors are appointed annually from the Member Municipalities at their annual organizational meetings. Appointments are for a one year term. Members may hold consecutive terms of office.

Annual Report

Download our 2017 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

Download our 2014 - 2017 Strategic Plan

Business Plan

Download our 2019 - 2021 Business Plan

Download our 2019 Major Capital Projects Submission


 

 

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