Canterbury Manor means to me a safe, attractive place in which I can live during my declining years with a maximum amount of privacy yet use opportunities to socialize with a variety of pleasant other residents when I wish to do so.
- Canterbury Resident
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
Stephanie Powers | Director, Facilities & Operations
Stephanie came to Canterbury Foundation in August of 2014 with a background in both criminal justice and production management in the film industry. As the Canterbury Reception Supervisor, Stephanie quickly demonstrated her commitment to continuous quality improvement. Through her tenure at Canterbury she has held several positions and secondments to lead projects and develop systems and program improvements.
Notably she led the technology project which resulted in the implementation of an upgraded phone and nurse call system; developed education and training modules in the Human Resources department; developed systems for occupational health and safety including the Health and Safety Committee function and updated the emergency preparedness manuals; and updated emergency response procedures and implemented emergency response and incident command training. For the past 9 months, Stephanie has filled the Acting Manager Facilities role and recently received her Project Management Professional designation.
Contact Stephanie Powers: 780-930-5589, StephanieP@canterburyfoundation.com
Nazz Baksh | Director, Finance & Administration
Nazz comes to Canterbury Foundation with over 17 years in the financial and insurance industry working with leaders and staff to help them succeed in Planning, Management, Financial Stewardship and Leadership. Nazz also brings his experience working with a local University coaching, guiding and educating students on their path to personal success.
At Canterbury, Nazz will be responsible for both Administration and Finance departments.
Contact Nazz Baksh: 780-930-3726, NazaamB@canterburyfoundation.com