Raison D’être

To celebrate and reward excellence in the Canadian over 50s housing sector. The awards have been created by the Canadian Over 50s Housing News. This is the tenth year of the awards.

The philosophy behind the awards is;

To give recognition to efforts to advance profitability/surplus of all industry sectors,

And reward those who lift and enhance via innovation the customer experience/enjoyment.


All award winners must be Canada based and have operated throughout the period of October 2021 until September 2022, and be adjudicated by the judge to have been the best example in the subset of their sector during this period.


Anyone is free to bring to our attention any individual/company they believe merits recognition. Please email awards@seniorshousingcanada.com


The final arbiter will be the Editor of the Canadian Over 50s Housing News. His decision will be final and no correspondence will be entertained.

The Editor has been involved in the industry for over 30 years.

The Editor is the most widely travelled observer in Canadian journalism, visiting and observing industry trends in 6-8 countries each year, anonymously walking through 200-250 facilities every 12 months, free of sector bias, association links, open to new entrants and conscious that significant changes to industry sectors often come via free thinking interlopers.

The Editor is free of commercial links and is in a unique position to make considered, balanced and impartial judgments based on intellect, effort, commitment, honesty and the rewards of both shareholder/stakeholder and the client/customer.


Active Adults, Adult Day Care/Respite, Affordable, Aged Care, Assisted Living, Autism/Aspergers, Brain Injury, Care Home, Care Village, Clinics, Community Care, Community Housing, Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Co-Op Housing, Day Care, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Disability Housing & Care Services, EMI Unit, Extra Care, Golf Estate, Health Care Centre, Health Education, Health Parks, Home Care, Hospice, Hospitals, Hostel, Housing Which Targets Over 50s, Independent Living Units, Learning Disability (Adult), Learning Disability (Child), Lofts, Medical Centres, Medical Health Services, Mental Health Services, Mixed Generation Housing, Multi Purpose Health Centre, Multigenerational Housing, Neurology Care, Nursing Home, Palliative, Park Housing, Regeneration, Rehabilitation, Rental Housing, Residential Care, Resort Parks, Respite, Rest Home, Retirement Apartments, Retirement Community, Retirement Flats, Retirement Village, Seniors Living, Share Flats, Shared Ownership, Sheltered Housing, Skilled Nursing, Social Housing, Specialist Education Centre, Specialist Estates, Spinal Injury, Stroke Rehab, Supported Housing, Supported Living, Urban, Virtual Retirement Communities, Intergenerational Housing.

Evaluation Methodology

The judging panel will apply the following test to the final selected candidate in each category;

“Is this claimant the best performed, most meritious, most innovative and most courageous in the category.”

Conditions Of Acceptance

Each winner will be required to attend the presentation ceremony in Toronto on Thursday, 6th October 2022

Each winner is entitled to bring up to five guests

The event fee of C$695- includes refreshments for all your guests / media package / media support for 12 months

Closing Date

All Awards will be determined by September 23rd, 2022


All awards winners will be notified by the Awards Secretariat via email, which will set out the terms, conditions, and procedures governing acceptance. All correspondence will be acknowledged.

Use of Award

You are able to use your award in sales, marketing and publicity initiatives without having to obtain consent.

You are not obliged to buy any products, subscriptions or advertising as a result of accepting your award.


Any award can be withdrawn at any time for any reason, if in the opinion of the issuing body, the awards reputation is placed in jeopardy by any word, action or misdeed.


All cancellations must be in writing. Any cancellation received within 30 days of any event will not be entitled to any refund. Full payment will be applied to “no shows”.

General Observations (FAQ)

Q: Do I have to accept my award?

A: No

Q: How do I accept my award?

A: After you are notified by email of your award, you will need to RSVP within 1 day. If we do not hear from you within that time frame the award offer will be withdrawn and category cancelled.

Q: Can I accept my award and not attend?

A: No.

Q: Can a senior executive or colleague substitute for me?

A: Yes. A senior executive / colleague / senior government official is an acceptable substitute.

Q: What form does the award take?

A: Each winner receives a certificate with an accompanying Citation of Excellence.

Q: Can I bring additional guests to the awards ceremony?

A: Yes, you are able to bring up to five guests to accompany yourself.

Q: Can I change my guest list?

A: Yes, you are free to interchange your guest list for the presentation ceremony at any time.

Q: How will you communicate with me?

A: All communication with award winners will be via email/phone. It is your responsibility to add our email address to the “allowed senders list” or ‘white list’ within your email system to ensure communications delivery.