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:

  • 4 Senior Lodges built with 277 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.

2016 Board of Directors

General Manager Debbie Normington
County of Grande Prairie Corey Beck
City of Grande Prairie Helen Rice
MD of Greenview Roxie Rutt
County of Saddle Hills Alvin Hubert
County of Birch Hills Cheryl Bogdanek
Town of Spirit River Denise Skoworodko
MD of Spirit River Elaine Garrow
Town of Beaverlodge Roger Loberg
Town of Wembley Colleen Holler
Village of Rycroft Joanne Chelich
Town of Sexsmith Claude Lagace
Village of Hythe Gordon Nicholson

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 2016 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

Download our 2014 - 2017 Strategic Plan

Business Plan

Download our 2015 - 2018 Business Plan