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Founded in 1959, the Greater Edmonton Foundation (operating as GEF Seniors Housing) is the largest not-for-profit seniors housing organization in Alberta. GEF provides safe, affordable and secure homes to approximately 3,500 seniors. With the help of their employees, volunteers, private and corporate donors, GEF makes a difference in the community.

GEF Seniors Housing is recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada as rated by their own employees. GEF lodges are 100% compliant with the Alberta Government Supportive Living Lodge Accommodation Standards and all buildings are certified through the Edmonton Police Service Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.

The Foundation was established by Ministerial Order No. H:158/95 under the Alberta Housing Act. The City of Edmonton appoints board members.

Citizen Members

Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Marny Conlon May 01/19 Apr 30/22
Debbie Couch  May 01/19 Apr 30/22
Jacqueline Eales  (Chair) May 01/16 Apr 30/22
Francine Gregory May 01/17 Apr 30/23
Craig Henderson May 01/18 Apr 30/21
Nomagugu Moyo May 01/15 Apr 30/21
Paul Nothof May 01/19 Apr 30/22
Shawn Parchoma May 25/20 Apr 30/23
Tracy Sopkow May 25/20 Apr 30/23


  • Board meetings are on the 4th Thursday of each month, varying either morning or early evening; 3-4 hours long, and are held at various GEF Seniors Housing sites
  • Committee meetings vary from 1-2 hours long

Information about Serving on the Board

For More Information

Eva Dennis

GEF Seniors Housing
14220 - 109 Avenue
Edmonton, AB   T5N 4B3

Title Executive Assistant


Fax 780-488-3561

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