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.
|Name of Appointees||First Appointed||
Term Expiry Date
|Bernadette Bolton||Jan 01/13||Apr 30/19|
|Catherine Cheng||May 01/15||Apr 30/21|
|Jacqueline Eales (Vice-Chair)||May 01/16||Apr 30/19|
|Francine Gregory||May 01/17||Apr 30/20|
|Craig Henderson||May 01/18||Apr 30/21|
|Jack Little||May 01/14||Apr 30/20|
|Karen Lynch (Chair)||May 01/14||Apr 30/20|
|Nomagugu Moyo||May 01/15||Apr 30/21|
|James Murphy||Jan 01/13||Apr 30/19|
Currently Board meetings are on the fourth Thursday of each month, commencing at 8:30am, (and commencing May 1, 2019, meeting time will change to start at 4:00pm at various GEF Seniors Housing sites, and are generally 3 to 4 hours long. Daytime Committee meetings vary from 1 to 2 hours, monthly to bi-annually depending on the Committee.