Company History 

Caretenders Retirement Living was founded in 1988 to acquire, develop, and operate retirement communities throughout Canada and the United States. 

Since its inception, Caretenders has established a successful track record of developing and operating some thirteen retirement communities, primarily in British Columbia, Ontario, and Arizona. This has involved the development of seven retirement communities across Canada, as well as the 1989 acquisition of six facilities in Arizona on behalf of a Canadian investment group.

Many of these properties have been successfully sold to other operators and Caretenders currently continues to manage residences in Belleville Ontario, Oakville Ontario and Kelowna British Columbia. All of these communities have been successfully managed by Caretenders since their development. Caretenders is also in the final construction phases of a new property in Armstrong British Columbia, which is set to open in the fall of 2011 and will be the first community to offer local seniors the opportunity to stay within the Armstrong community as they age.

Each of these remaining properties are reflective of Caretenders’ commitment to break away from the cookie-cutter molds of the big retirement home operators and instead offer the surrounding community a unique property that is reflective of the local culture. This strategy has been highly successful for Caretenders in differentiating themselves from the competition, and is beneficial to both the residents, who remain close to family and friends, and the communities themselves, who see their culture strengthened and their seniors able to remain active within the community.

In the future, Caretenders will be bringing this philosophy to all their new projects, and are specifically targeting smaller communities such as Armstrong where retirement options are limited and community ties are strong.


By keeping the valuable spirit of seniors close to home, Caretenders is not only caring for the communities within their buildings, but for communities across North America.