2023 News Releases
January 29, 2023
Revera joins Canadians in celebrating the life of Hazel McCallion
It is with deep sadness Revera joins Canadians in mourning the passing of Hazel McCallion. Hazel served as Revera’s Chief Elder Officer, bringing her leadership and wisdom to champion positive change in the senior living sector.
2022 News Releases
December 30, 2022
Ringing in the New Year with centenarian cheer at Revera
Imagine ringing in the New Year more than 100 times in your lifetime. That is the reality for many Revera retirement home residents, and we can’t help but marvel at their extraordinary human achievement - that of a long life well lived.
December 13, 2022
Beautiful Glenora Park welcomes residents to their new Edmonton home
Glenora Park, Edmonton’s newest and most prestigious retirement living residence, is open and welcoming new residents.
November 29, 2022
Revera delivers again for Habitat for Humanity Canada
Revera is building on its strong commitment to Habitat for Humanity Canada with a donation of $115,000 from the proceeds of its annual charity golf tournament, fundraising from events held at its retirement residences and long term care homes, and employee donations.
November 10, 2022
Hazel McCallion urges Canadians to get their flu shot
Revera’s Chief Elder Officer, Hazel McCallion received her influenza vaccine on Tuesday, along with 50 employees at Revera’s Support Office in Mississauga.
July 15, 2022
Canadian Senior Living Sector Operators Relief Fund Launches Bursary Program
The Senior Living CaRES Fund (the Fund), founded in May 2020 by Chartwell Retirement Residences, Revera Inc., Extendicare and Sienna Senior Living, announces the launch of the application process for front-line senior living sector employees (casual, part-time or full-time) of a senior living operator in Canada to receive education bursaries to advance their careers in the senior living sector.
April 12, 2022
Revera CEO Tom Wellner shares candid perspective on leading during the pandemic
In a frank and personal account, Revera CEO Tom Wellner shares his experience at the helm of Canada’s leading senior living organization during the pandemic in a compelling new business book published today.
March 01, 2022
Revera enters innovative long term care agreement with Extendicare
Revera Inc., together with Extendicare, today announced an innovative agreement between the two leading senior care organizations that will support the future of long term care in Ontario and Manitoba.
February 11, 2022
Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Mt. Pleasant and Paris
The Ontario government announced the redevelopment and expansion of Telfer Place Long Term Care Home. Revera will redevelop the existing 45 beds and add 83 new beds to serve the people of the Paris community.
January 28, 2022
Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Hanover
The Ontario government is adding 32 new long-term care beds to The Village Seniors’ Community, a new long-term care home being built in Hanover. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.
January 28, 2022
Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Sarnia
The Ontario government is adding 156 new and 100 upgraded long-term care beds to a new building for Sumac Lodge Long Term Care Home in Sarnia. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.
2021 News Releases
November 19, 2021
Five Tips from Revera to help seniors create a safer home
Each November Canadians mark Fall Prevention Month and Seniors Safety Week, two important reminders of the things older adults can do to improve their health and safety. Revera’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rhonda Collins, offers some tips to help seniors create safer homes and lead healthier lifestyles.
November 10, 2021
Revera celebrates groundbreaking for new Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place
Revera held a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate construction of the redeveloped Stoneridge Manor Long Term Care home in the Town of Carleton Place, Ontario.
November 1, 2021
Harrison Street Forms Joint Venture with Revera to Acquire Portfolio of Four Luxury Retirement Living Communities in Ontario
Harrison Street, one of the leading investment management firms exclusively focused on alternative real assets, and Revera Inc., a leading owner, operator, developer and investor in the senior living sector, today announced the launch of a new joint venture to acquire four premium retirement living residences located in the Greater Toronto Area and Cambridge, Ontario.
October 29, 2021
Revera celebrates Grand Opening of new Elmwood Place in London
First redevelopment project is state-of-the-art Elmwood Place Long Term Care Home. Revera officially opened its newly redeveloped Elmwood Place Long Term Care home in London, Ontario at a Grand Opening Celebration this morning.
October 5, 2021
Canadian Senior Living Sector Operators Relief Fund is Accepting Applications
Revera is happy to announce that the Senior Living CaRES Fund (the Fund), founded in May 2020 by Chartwell Retirement Residences, Revera Inc., Extendicare and Sienna Senior Living, announced it has re-opened the application process for additional frontline team members to receive financial assistance, to provide relief to those dealing with personal or family hardship.
October 1, 2021
Revera Retirement Poll Launches on National Seniors Day
A first-of-its-kind survey by Revera has revealed that well over half (58 per cent) of Canadian seniors (age 65+) see retirement homes as a support system that preserves their freedom.
September 16, 2021
Celebrating Milestones with Hazel with art by Revera seniors
This year Revera’s Chief Elder Officer Hazel McCallion is extending the celebrations of her 100th birthday through a nationwide card campaign celebrating milestone birthdays and anniversaries of older adults.
September 10, 2021
Revera’s Chief Technology Officer honoured as senior living leader
Steve Paraskevopoulos, Revera’s Chief Technology Officer has received recognition from IndustryEra, in its Top 10 Most Inspiring CIOs of 2021 for his leadership and innovation in the senior living sector.
September 2, 2021
Revera to open Sharon Corners Retirement Residence in East Gwillimbury
Revera, a leading owner, operator, developer and investor in the senior living sector is proud to announce its newest retirement home, Sharon Corners.
August 26, 2021
Seniors’ Care Coalition to Require Mandatory Vaccination for Long-Term Care and Retirement Home Staff– August 26
A coalition of national seniors’ living operators, led by Chartwell, Extendicare, Responsive Group, Revera and Sienna, announced today that they are making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for their long-term care and retirement home staff across Canada.
August 25, 2021
“Lineages” – Premiere of Revera and Reel Youth film project – August 26
On Thursday, August 26, Revera and Reel Youth will premiere a unique intergenerational film project that brings together young filmmakers with seniors from Revera’s Fleetwood Villa in Surrey, British Columbia, Renaissance in Regina and The Bentley Saskatoon in Saskatchewan.
August 19, 2021
Revera Celebrates Cottage Life with a Summer Staycation
This summer, as many Canadians escape to the cottage, Revera brought cottage life to its residents with summer staycation themed days featuring specialty culinary options and recreation activities at its retirement homes.
August 10, 2021
Revera Begins Process of Closing 60-Year-Old Parkview Place Long Term Care Home in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Revera has made the difficult but necessary decision to begin the process to close Parkview Place Long Term Care Home, and has provided the required one-year notice to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA).
August 8, 2021
Revera honours the passing of The Honourable William G. Davis, Revera Board Chair Emeritus and Former Premier of Ontario
The entire Revera family offers its most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of The Honourable William G. Davis, P.C., C.C., Q.C., former premier of Ontario, on his passing today.
August 4, 2021
Revera recruitment team named finalists for Canadian HR Awards
Revera, a leader in the long term care and retirement living sector, is proud to be recognized as a finalist in the 2021 Canadian HR Awards, the leading independent awards event for the Human Resources profession in Canada. Revera is a finalist in two categories, Most Effective Recruitment Strategy and Best Employer Branding.
June 30, 2021
Revera announces exclusive partnership with C.A.R.P.
Revera, a leader in the senior living sector, today announced its new Affinity Partnership with C.A.R.P., also known as the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, a national advocacy organization that serves the needs of Canadians As We Age. Revera is proud to be the only senior living operator in Canada approved by C.A.R.P.
June 23, 2021
Revera debuts Unforgettable Ian’s journey in long term care
Today, Revera, a leader in the senior living sector, is releasing Unforgettable Ian, a film about a remarkable resident at Revera’s Stoneridge Manor Long Term Care Home in Carleton Place, Ontario.
June 15, 2021
Revera Opens The Scenic Grande Retirement Residence in Calgary
Revera, a leading owner, operator, developer and investor in the senior living sector welcomed residents this spring to its newest retirement residence, The Scenic Grande, a beautiful state-of-the-art lifestyle residence in Calgary, Alberta.
June 8, 2021
Winners announced in Habitat for Humanity Canada’s 2021 Meaning of Home Contest
Habitat for Humanity Canada announced the winners of the 2021 Meaning of Home writing contest. Revera is proud to support Habitat for Humanity Canada as a sponsor of the annual writing contest, and its mission to educate the next generation on the importance of safe and inclusive housing.
June 2, 2021
Celebrating Milestones with Hazel Initiative launches as part of seniors recognition events in June
Revera’s Chief Elder Officer Hazel McCallion announced today she would be extending the celebrations of her 100th birthday through a nationwide card campaign. Hazel will be celebrating milestone birthdays and anniversaries with Canadians through Revera’s Celebrating Milestones with Hazel initiative.
May 27, 2021
Revera offering virtual tours to support older adults exploring retirement living
With more older adults exploring retirement living and assisted living options, Revera is proud to offer virtual tours of its many Revera residences across Canada.
May 25, 2021
Revera’s first renewed long term care home set to open in London this Fall
The new Elmwood Place is currently under construction in London, Ontario and is expected to open in Fall 2021. With 50 additional bed licenses allocated by the Ministry of Long-Term Care to increase access to care in the community, the new home will accommodate 128 residents with 60 per cent private rooms.
May 12, 2021
Revera celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Senior Living CaRES Fund
Revera Inc., founding partner of the Senior Living CaRES Fund (the CaRES Fund) joins Chartwell, Extendicare and Sienna to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Fund’s establishment. To date, the CaRES Fund has awarded more than $2.4 million in emergency financial assistance to 761 senior living employees across Canada.
March 22, 2021
Revera and the Senior Living CaRES Fund announce 2021 funding and welcome two new partners
Revera, in partnership with other industry leaders, announced today that the Senior Living CaRES Fund (the CaRES Fund) is now accepting new applications. The Fund also welcomes two new partners, Southbridge Care Homes and OMNI Health Care, who will join the Fund’s founding partners, Chartwell, Revera, Extendicare and Sienna to recognize the dedication of senior living employees.
March 22, 2021
Experts agree ownership did not drive outcomes in COVID-19 long term care home outbreaks
The pandemic impacted the entire long term care sector—non-profit and publicly-owned homes as well as privately-owned ones experienced severe outbreaks. Understanding the factors that contributed to the likelihood of these outbreaks requires rigorous analysis by experts with relevant academic training in statistical analysis who have professional credentials in the medical and public health fields. Fortunately, this kind of analysis has now been conducted and we have a growing body of work that can inform the discussion on how to bring about meaningful and necessary improvements to the sector.
February 11, 2021
Revera wishes Hazel McCallion a Happy 100th Birthday
Revera offers Hazel McCallion best wishes on her upcoming 100th birthday, Sunday, February 14. For the past six years, Revera has had the benefit of Hazel’s wisdom in her role as the company’s Chief Elder Officer. In this role she has forged a unique connection with our residents and staff, and has advocated against ageism across Canada and internationally.
2020 News releases
December 16, 2020
Revera Acquires Our Parents’ Home Retirement Residence in Edmonton, Alberta
December 7, 2020
Revera Inc. launches Expert Advisory Panel Report on first wave of COVID-19
September 24, 2020
Revera commits its ongoing support to Habitat for Humanity Canada
September 14, 2020
Ministry ends management order for Forest Heights Long Term Care Home in Kitchener
September 3, 2020
Revera invests $1 million in BookJane to address Long Term Care staffing challenges
August 31, 2020
Revera chooses Welbi to personalize recreation programs for retirement living residents to reduce social isolation
July 16, 2020
Revera Inc. Develops Formal Pandemic Response Plan in Preparation for a Second Wave of COVID-19
June 17, 2020
Revera Appoints Janice Lin as Chief Investment Officer
May 13, 2020
Media statement: Revera responds to proposed class action lawsuit in Calgary
May 11, 2020
Revera partners with Canadian Senior Living Sector Leaders to Launch $2M Relief Fund
May 8, 2020
Media Release - Let’s focus on the real changes needed in the long term care sector
April 30, 2020
Media Statement – Ontario Class Action Lawsuit
April 20, 2020
Media Release – Action plan for Forest Heights Long Term Care Home in Kitchener
February 6, 2020
SmartCentres and Mitchell Goldhar Announce Four Additional Retirement Residence Projects with Revera in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area
January 22, 2020
Construction begins on Revera’s renewed, state-of-the-art Elmwood Place Long Term Care Home in London
January 8, 2020