About Us

Canterbury Foundation “Where Life is Worth Living”

- Canterbury Resident


Management Team

Wendy King, Executive Director

Wendy King joined Canterbury Foundation as Executive Director in 2012. She is a CPA, CMA with over 30 years of accounting, business and management experience. She has been serving seniors in the continuing care sector since 2001 through the development and operation of publicly funded and private not-for-profit seniors’ residences. During her career, she was responsible for the operations of affordable supportive living sites and provided strategic, operational and financial direction and support for continuing care programs including long term care, designated supportive living, adult day support and home care.  She chaired the joint planning committee with SAGE, City of Edmonton, Servus Credit Union and Alberta Seniors to present the first Elder Abuse Forum in Alberta, bringing together professionals from across Canada to speak on the issue of elder abuse to an audience of 250.   Wendy collaborates with other operators in the sector to advocate and bring about improvements to seniors care and housing through board leadership with the Seniors Housing Society of Alberta, Alberta Association on Gerontology and the Alberta Seniors Communities Housing Association.

Contact Wendy King:  780-930-3725,  wendyk@canterburyfoundation.com


Lauran Chittim, Director, Health Services

Lauran Chittim is a Registered Nurse, BscN and has worked in several branches of Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health throughout her career including her most recent position as the Director of Policy, Business Improvements and Projects Compliance and Monitoring Branch at Alberta Health. Lauran has strong strategic leadership, project management, and issue management skills, including interpersonal and leadership abilities that complement strong decision making, problem solving and relationship building skills to deliver effective and objective resident-focused evidence based solution. 

Contact Lauran Chittim: 780-930-3733, LauranC@canterburyfoundation.com 


Warren Law, Director of Facilities

Warren has nearly 20 years of experience in maintenance including front line services, supervisory and management experience. Before emigrating to Canada in 2013, he worked as a Maintenance Engineer in a large UK based hospital trust. In Canada he achieved his Journeyman Plumber qualification and worked in Maintenance Management at Broadstreet Properties looking after 9 residential apartment buildings and 63 townhouses in Alberta.

Warren joined Canterbury Foundation in 2016 and he is currently undertaking his FMP credential. He looks forward to bringing positive changes to the organization.

Contact Warren Law:  780-930-5589, warrenl@canterburyfoundation.com 


Ajay Lala, Executive Chef

Ajay Lala an executive chef and a culinary master who has won many regional and national awards. His passion for cooking and over 25 years of culinary experience make him a perfect addition to Canterbury Foundation, where he can work on an innovative and nutritious menu for our residents.

Ajay believes in using local products, and truly enjoys creating wide range of menu items for residents while keeping their nutrition and health top of mind.

Contact Ajay Lala: 780-930-3738, ajayl@canterburyfoundation.com




Jelena Bojic, Director, Fund Development

Jelena brings several years of experience in fund development, marketing, communications and public relations. She moved to Canada after completing a college diploma in Business Management in Montenegro, former Yugoslavia, in 1999 and has been an Edmontonian since.

Jelena is passionate about not-for-profit work and fundraising, and is truly excited to support Canterbury Foundation in its fundraising efforts, and to help the team in enhancing the quality of care we offer to our residents.

Contact Jelena Bojic: 780-930-3747, Jelenab@canterburyfoundation.com  



Liliana Mayo, Director of HR and Organizational Effectiveness

Liliana brings several years of management, including operational and human resource management, experience from both the private and not-for-profit sector to Canterbury Foundation. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, is an Adult and Continuing Education graduate, has received a Certificate in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership, and brings other management and labour relations education and experience. Liliana has a passion for understanding the impact of leadership on organizational outcomes and improving individual, team and organizational performance. She looks forward to being a positive influence in the growth and success of Canterbury Foundation.

Contact Liliana Mayo: 780-930-3746, lilianam@canterburyfoundation.com


Jim Busch, Interim Director of Finance 

Jim Busch has recently joined Canterbury Foundation as the Interim Director of Finance. Jim is a CPA, CGA with over 35 years of experience in accounting/finance and management. He has worked in the not-for-profit, private and publically-held sectors in various industries including real estate, mining, construction and most recently legal services.  He has committed his career to delivery of quality services and looks forward to participating fully with management and staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for the residents of Canterbury.

Contact Jim Busch: 780-930-3726, jimb@canterburyfoundation.com


Georges Baraki, Director, General Services

Georges Baraki has been an Executive Chef since 1988.  He has both Journeyman and a Red Seal  Chef credential. He has worked in an executive position in two prominent Edmonton hotels prior to joining Canterbury Foundation  in 1993 and has over 30 years of experience in hotel and seniors housing and retirement home settings. For two years he has assumed the responsibility of the Director General Services. Overseeing the maintenance, housekeeping, dietary departments, and building upgrades and the modernization project.