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Our Mission

The revised mission statement helps clarify our commitment in the first part of the Opportunity Statement; we will stay true to our core work:

Canterbury provides safety, comfort, independence and connection to support meaningful lives.

And we strongly believe that this core work will allow us to evolve to meet the greater aspiration of our Vision.

Our Vision

The changes that are taking place in the seniors’ sector offers Canterbury room to make an even more significant difference in the community it serves, and the revised Vision captures the extent of the Foundation’s aspiration:

Canterbury is the leader in enhancing the role and place of seniors in society.

We fully believe that we can have an impact far beyond just our residents and their families. We can help transform how seniors and seniors’ care viewed and treated.

Our Values

At Canterbury, we are intentional in our commitment to love one another and serve our community through our values.

We are more than four walls.

As a key part of our planning process, a staff group came together to review and revise the Values that Canterbury had adopted as part of the previous strategic plan. They were asked to look critically at the existing Values, and create description statements that capture how the Values will be used in everyday work and life at Canterbury. Their grounded input was invaluable.

These are the values that guide each of our relationships and all of our actions:

  • At Canterbury, we believe that all people are equally valuable, and that everyone deserves and experiences our care, attention and respect. This applies equally to
    our residents and their families, our team, our visitors and our community.

  • At Canterbury, we actively work to understand our residents’ needs, to continuously improve our capacity to serve them, and to ensure conditions that facilitate compassion.

  • At Canterbury, we know that we do our best work when we have a staff that is safe, engaged and trained. We continuously look for opportunities for our staff to
    develop their skills, grow their autonomy and have a voice.

  • At Canterbury, we are committed to acting ethically and honestly in all of our interactions, and we regularly and transparently assess our successes and
    failures in meeting that commitment.

  • Canterbury values all forms of diversity and inclusivity. We recognize this perspective enriches our service, widens viewpoints, and increases awareness, leading to equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.

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