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Welcome

At Westwinds, we care.
We care about our people, our properties, and the communities we call home.

It's this care that differentiates us from other organizations and goes into everything we do - from food services to facility maintenance.

At Westwinds, we care.
We care about our people, our properties, and the communities we call home.

It's this care that differentiates us from other organizations and goes into everything we do - from food services to facility maintenance.

At Westwinds, we care.
We care about our people, our properties, and the communities we call home.

It's this care that differentiates us from other organizations and goes into everything we do - from food services to facility maintenance.

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Safe, Supportive Seniors’ Residences

Westwinds Communities began as a seniors’ focussed organization and senior Albertans remain our largest group of clients. We create
a sense of community within our supportive living and independent living residences that encourages seniors to continue maintain
their independence and remain an important contribution to their community.

Westwinds Communities began as a seniors’ focussed organization and senior Albertans remain our largest group of clients. We create
a sense of community within our supportive living and independent living residences that encourages seniors to continue maintain
their independence and remain an important contribution to their community.

Westwinds Communities began as a seniors’ focussed organization and senior Albertans remain our largest group of clients. We create
a sense of community within our supportive living and independent living residences that encourages seniors to continue maintain
their independence and remain an important contribution to their community.

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Work with Us

Our team members are the key to our success. That’s why we work hard to create a positive work environment where our team
members can build relationships with our clients and develop friendships with your fellow team members.

Our team members are the key to our success. That’s why we work hard to create a positive work environment where our team
members can build relationships with our clients and develop friendships with your fellow team members.

Our team members are the key to our success. That’s why we work hard to create a positive work environment where our team
members can build relationships with our clients and develop friendships with your fellow team members.

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About Us

Quality, affordable housing is critical to the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Homes provide shelter, safety and a place to rest and recharge. They protect us from the elements and help ensure our children get a good night's sleep. Without a home, we lack a sense of privacy, security and community.

Quality, affordable housing is critical to the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Homes provide shelter, safety and a place to rest and recharge. They protect us from the elements and help ensure our children get a good night's sleep. Without a home, we lack a sense of privacy, security and community.

Quality, affordable housing is critical to the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Homes provide shelter, safety and a place to rest and recharge. They protect us from the elements and help ensure our children get a good night's sleep. Without a home, we lack a sense of privacy, security and community.

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Senior Housing

Family Housing

Rent Supplement

News / Events

Video Tour of Westwinds Communities

Westwinds Communities has been fortunate to partner with Alberta Seniors and Community Housing Association (ASCHA) to produce videos that highlight the Seniors Lodges and the Affordable Housing program.

Lodge residents, staff and board members were great participants in the videos along with Member of Parliament John Barlow. Videos can be viewed through the link:

New Rent Supplement Program

The Government of Alberta redesigned its Rent Supplement Program. With more flexibility in housing choice, the program now includes a long-term benefit for those most in need that provides support directly to tenants.

These changes to the Rent Supplement Program will have no impact on benefit levels for the most vulnerable, particularly those receiving AISH and Income Support.

Ray Watrin, Deputy Mayor of Okotoks announces the official launch of the D’Arcy Affordable Housing project.

Housing Announcement

September 9, 2021

The Town of Okotoks, the Brenda Stafford Society and Westwinds Communities are pleased to announce the official launch of the D’Arcy Affordable Housing project.

This project will fill a gap by providing affordable and diverse housing options in the community.

About Us

Westwinds is the largest provider of subsidized and affordable rental housing for families and individuals living within Foothills County; a key provider of affordable seniors lodge and independent living within Foothills County; and the sole operator of the rent supplement program for those living in Foothills County and surrounding area. Over the past sixty years, more than 12,000 households have benefited from our programs and services.


Share Your Story

Making a big change, such as moving from your home to a lodge, can be very unsettling. However, there are people that have made the move and wished they had done it sooner.

We would welcome you to share your story to help alleviate the worries and share what it is like to live in the lodge.

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Supportive Living

A SUPPORTIVE LIVING CENTRE OR “LODGE” IS A SUPPORTIVE RESIDENCE PROVIDING ACCOMMODATION TO THE SENIORS OF ALBERTA.

Sandstone Lodge

Sandstone Lodge, 101 Centre Court, Okotoks is centrally situated in a park setting in a community with City amenities.  This well maintained lodge features 46 suites.

High Country Lodge

High Country Lodge, 707 Government Road, Black Diamond is an intimate, friendly and well maintained lodge featuring 41 suites.

Medicine Tree Manor

The Medicine Tree Manor, 901A MacLeod Trail SW, High River opened its door to High River and area seniors in October 2017 featuring 100 suites. 

Independent Living

INDEPENDENT LIVING IS A SUBSIDIZED RENTAL PROGRAM. IT PROVIDES HOUSING TO SENIORS AND SENIOR COUPLES WHO HAVE A LOW OR MODEST INCOME. TENANTS PAY RENT BASED ON 30% OF QUALIFYING INCOME FROM ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.

Valley Villa

Valley Villa

Located at 401 Windsor Avenue in the picturesque town of Turner Valley, Valley Villa is a single storey four apartment building.

Sheep River House

Located at 21 Elma Street, Okotoks in the picturesque town of Okotoks, Sheep River House  is a three storey four apartment building.

Spitzee House

Located at 530-4th Avenue High River, nestled next to George Lane Park, Spitzee House is a three storey apartment building consisting of 15 one bedroom suites and 15 studio suites. 

Soderberg House

Tucked into a well established residential area, Soderberg House is located at 901 Macleod Trail High River. A single storey building containing 20 units.

Glen Mead Park Properties

Glen Mead Park apartments are situated at 701, 703 & 709 Government Road in Black Diamond, in close proximity to High Country Lodge.

Frequently Asked Questions

View our frequently asked questions about our supportive living, independent living, community living, affordable housing and rent supplement, by clicking below:

We Would Love to hear from you.