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The Brenda Strafford Foundation Ltd. was established on August 15, 1975 by Dr. Barrie I. Strafford to honour his late wife, Brenda Strafford who tragically passed away in a car accident in 1974. The Foundation was created when Dr. Strafford converted his business, River View Nursing Home Ltd., in Medicine Hat, into a registered Canadian charitable organization. When River View Nursing Home was sold, Bow View Nursing Home (owned by Dr. Strafford since 1963) became The Foundation’s base in Calgary.
The Brenda Strafford Foundation's core business is seniors care, and The Foundation has grown to own and operate four Long Term Care and Assisted Living seniors care facilities in Calgary and Okotoks, Alberta, with over 800 beds and approximately 1000 staff. In 2017, a new facility was announced, to be built and operated by The Foundation in Calgary's new University District.
As a registered charity, The Foundation is involved in a number of projects for innovation in seniors health and wellness. As well, The Foundation supports local charitable projects to serve women and children who are fleeing domestic violence, families at risk of homelessness, and persons in need of health services abroad in Haiti, Jamaica and Dominica. The Foundation also has a close affiliation with research at the University of Calgary.
In 2015, The Brenda Strafford Foundation proudly celebrated 40 years of exemplary service.
In 2016, our Founder and Chairman Dr. Strafford passed away at the age of 87. He was an active member of The Brenda Strafford Foundation until his very last days, leaving a thriving legacy in his wife’s name that is well-positioned to now honour his legacy also. Dr. Strafford loved helping others in need, especially marginalized groups, or populations where circumstances were preventing them from enjoying a quality of life and a level of dignity many of us take for granted every day. That torch has now been passed on to us to carry.
The Brenda Strafford Foundation is grateful for the continued support of the Strafford family, and the Foundation’s commitment to our Mission, Vision and Values remains true to our guiding philosophy...
The Preservation of Dignity and The Pursuit of Happiness.