ElderCare Edmonton

Edmonton, AB


The Organization

ElderCare Edmonton is a non-profit, community-based organization serving clients in Edmonton since 1980. The organization provides therapeutic recreational adult day programs to seniors residing in their own lodging (not to structured seniors residence). The programs are client-centered and aim to foster independence to improve the lives of seniors affected by social isolation, reduced cognitive function and reduced mobility. ElderCare Edmonton provides the only community–based day programming for seniors in Edmonton, AB.


The Association of Adult Social Day Programs (AASDP Edmonton) evolved from a pilot project in 1979 designed and implemented by a Social Worker. It was initiated to provide support and relief to families caring for seniors in the community who did not require medical support and care after hospitalization, but still needed social stimulation and engagement. This was later expanded to include seniors living alone.

AASDP was formally incorporated as a non-profit society in December 1980 as the only formal social day support program for the frail elderly in Alberta. The first 2 years programs were run at the Good Samaritan Auxiliary Hospital, and later the Grey Nuns Regional Centre (Villa Marguerite) and Central Lions Senior’s Centre.

Initially the programs were not formally recognized or funded. The generous donation of space by Central Lions and the Grey Nuns Hospital made possible the operation of programs. Additional support through Edmonton Family and Community Services (FCSS) enabled the expansion of the range of services including caregiver support. In 1990 AASDP changed to The Association of Adult Day Support Programs (AADSP) in order to reflect its intent and mandate, and to assist in the development of a network of programs within the City of Edmonton.

In 2007 the program at Villa Marguerite moved to its current location, the West Edmonton Seniors Activity Centre. That year also marked the rebranding of the organization’s name and logo to ElderCare Edmonton Society for Adult Day Programs (ECE).

ECE remains the only community-based day program for seniors operating out of West End Seniors Centre, Central Lions Seniors Centre, and since 2017, Fulton School.

Mission Statement: To strengthen seniors and their caregiver’s independence and quality of life through excellence in recreational programming.

Vision: Meaningful living for all seniors.

Values: Teamwork, Caring and Empathy, Integrity, Inclusion, Fiscal Responsibility, Individual Worth

The Opportunity

ElderCare Edmonton is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to provide leadership in achieving the Vision and Mission of the organization. The Executive Director will develop and optimize strategic linkages and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders including governments, and other private, public and community partners.

The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Board in building on and implementing ElderCare’s strategic plan, as well as develop and implement an operational plan and budget that aligns with the strategic priorities. They will work collaboratively with staff and stakeholders to guide work that supports the development and delivery of effective programs and services.

Reports to:                Board of Directors.

Direct Reports:         3 Program Managers, Accountant (part-time), and Administrative Assistant.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Advocacy
  • Staff Relations, Development and Engagement
  • Operation Management and Continuous Improvement
  • Board Support and Engagement
  • Implementation of Strategy
  • Business Development and Opportunities
  • Evaluation, Measuring and Reporting
  • Fund Development and Fundraising Opportunities
  • Fiscal Management and Reporting
  • Pursuit of Grants and Partnerships
  • Marketing and Communications (all mediums), and Brand
  • Community and Stakeholder Engagement and Relations
  • Organizational Development including Staff and Succession Planning

Desirable Personal Attributes

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Respectful and Empathetic
  • Wants to Lead
  • Confident
  • A Planner
  • Takes Initiative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Enlists Cooperation
  • Analytical and Problem Solver
  • Customer Service
  • Business Astute
  • Outgoing and Engaging
  • Welcomes Challenge
  • Conflict Resolution


  • Post-secondary education in a relevant or complimentary discipline.
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in progressive leadership roles, preferably at the executive level and or having worked as an Executive Director.
  • Combination of relevant education and work experience will be considered.
  • Indirect or direct experience in seniors care, housing, and or supportive living is desired.
  • Experienced as a leader within a charity or not-for-profit organization.
  • Strong fiscal management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience with fund development, fund raising, and strategic grant writing.
  • Skilled in the application of marketing, messaging, and promotions associated with brand.
  • Experience working with a board of directors and under a governance model.
  • Working knowledge of Employment / Labour Standards and overall human resource management.
  • Mature communication skills (written and verbal) combined with developed presentation skills.
  • Experience managing goal-driven communication and or advocacy programs.
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power BI, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with and work collaboratively with diverse groups, including provincial government department personnel, professional service providers, board members, and external stakeholders.
  • Foster a performance-oriented culture with support for mentorship and continued education to develop staff.
  • Strong leadership and developed organization management and planning skills.


Compensation will be commensurate upon experience and skills consisting of an annual salary plus a benefits package. While the Executive Director role is a full-time position based on a regular work week, hours of work and schedules may vary. Professional development and continued education are supported. A condition of employment will be a clear Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Check.


ElderCare Edmonton is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects our diverse community that we serve. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply to join our team.


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Resumes can be submitted in confidence to:
Ken Glover, BSc., RPR
Managing Partner, HumanEdge Global
E-mail: ken.glover@humanedgeglobal