About Generations

An inter-generational, vibrant campus of care

  • our story
  • our vision
  • guiding principles
  • Our Board
  • our care provider

our story

A community supported model of care for all ages

In 2008, His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims, identified Generations as one of a number of global pilot initiatives designed to enhance quality of life. Borne of the recognition that the bonds of family and community are essential components of aging with dignity and joy, Generations was conceived as a multi-dimensional campus that could serve the varied needs of its residents in a place that feels like home.

With the launch of its Supportive and Long-Term Care Living Hub in September 2019, Generations seeks to foster an environment for quality aging for the most vulnerable and frail among the elderly.

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our vision

 

CHANGING THE FACE OF AGING

Purpose. Connections. Possibilities.

 

Our Mission

At Generations we create opportunities for elders to thrive within a culturally-responsive multi-generational community.

 

Strategic Plan

  1. Build infrastructure to drive exemplary care and joyful living.

  2. Become a Centre of Excellence (COE) for multi-generational care.

  3. Develop capacity and self sustaining model for operations of Multi Generational Housing (MGH).

  4. Prepare concept, plan and implement Phase 3 (Affordable Housing for families).

  5. Share  governance and recommendations on management structure for Canadian MGH’s.

  6. Develop a framework to facilitate sharing of learnings, best practices and knowledge that can be replicated for MGH’s worldwide.

guiding principles

Providing a high-quality of life for our aging population

Our aim is to go well beyond meeting provincial requirements and accreditation standards to provide an environment where seniors can flourish in all aspects of life.  To achieve this, every facet of our work will be guided by the following principles:

Dignified Aging in Place
We provide a high-quality of life for the aging population in a campus designed to meet the needs of seniors in varying stages of life.

Inter-Generational Interaction
By creating opportunities and spaces for the young and the aging to interact in a vibrant community campus, we enhance the lives of both.

Volunteerism
Volunteers are the strength of the Generations campus, collectively owning the well-being of our seniors, children and community.

Person-Centered Care
Through a dignified aging-in-place model, Generations provides seniors with a holistic approach to meet their emotional, medical, physical, spiritual, and social needs.

Best-in-Class Practices
Through our approach to person-centered care, we will be leaders in culturally appropriate programming, services and volunteer engagement.

Our Board

Multi Generational Housing & Community Centre Board

“One of the great questions facing humanity today is how we can honour what is distinctive about our separate identities – and, at the same time, welcome a diversity of identities as positive elements in our lives.”

Excerpt of speech delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Edmonton on October 16, 2018.

Rooted in community values, Generations Calgary is symbolic of the ongoing transfer of knowledge and tradition.  Our hope is that our residents will also continue to pass on their wisdom to future Generations, and that our youth will engage with our residents to share the precious gift of time.  This inter-generational model truly represents a community centric model for care where diverse Generations will be able to interact and learn from each other to build a strong society.

 

Mohamud Zaver

Chairman

Mohamud (B.Sc. Eng., P. Eng., PMP) has called Calgary home for more than forty years. During that time, he has worked in a wide variety of technical and leadership roles in the oil and gas industry with Cenovus Energy and its predecessor companies. He is a registered Professional Engineer, has the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

With a strong commitment to community, he has been active in volunteer and leadership roles within the Ismaili Muslim Community and external Boards over the past three decades. He is a Board Member with Momentum and imagiNATION 150 and has served with other civil society organizations in a volunteer capacity.

He is the current MGH Board Chair and has been involved with the MGH project in Calgary for the past decade.

Mohamud Zaver

Chairman

Mohamud (B.Sc. Eng., P. Eng., PMP) has called Calgary home...

Karim Manji

Vice Chairman

Karim (BApsc (Chem. Eng.)) has worked in various capacities in the oil and gas industry, with Gulf Canada, Dome Pet, Amoco and Crestar, before joining Goldman Sachs in 1998.  At Goldman Sachs, he developed the business which resulted in him managing the Canadian and Western USA Commodities group.  He retired as the Managing Director in 2016.

Karim has served as city chair of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.  He has also served in senior capacity in various Ismaili Institutions, including Chair of the National Education Board for Canada, Campaign Chair Canada for the Aga Khan Museum,  Lead for the CFC Canada Covid Economic Response Task force and recently appointed as Global Lead for Economic Recovery Task Force.

Karim also sits on various boards/advisor of private companies ranging from Oil and Gas to Technology to Medical services.

Karim currently co-manages a private Family Wealth Office investing in various sectors across Canada.

Karim Manji

Vice Chairman

Karim (BApsc (Chem. Eng.)) has worked in various capacities in...

Arif Amlani

Board Member and Audit Committee Chair

Arif Amlani (CPA, CA) is the CEO of SASAdoctor Virtual Medical Clinic, a social enterprise in Kenya, which provides virtual medical care and enables patients to seek medical consultation by live conferencing.

Arif is the past President of two assisted-living facilities for seniors and a home builder located in Calgary. He is currently on the Board of Park2Go, Prestige Hospitality and Edgewater Communities, which operate airport parking, hotels, and development land.

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Arif is an active volunteer in the community. He served two terms with the Ismaili Muslim Council for the Prairies. He recently completed a 2-year stint as a Senator of the University of Calgary. He brings strong finance/business acumen and accounting skills as well as extensive experience in operating care homes.

Arif Amlani

Board Member and Audit Committee Chair

Arif Amlani (CPA, CA) is the CEO of SASAdoctor Virtual...

Altaf Jina

Board Member

Altaf (Bcom, LLB) is a lawyer and health service executive. Since 1993 he has been the President and CEO of Park Place Seniors Living which provides seniors care and housing in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. His commitment to providing quality health services to its residents is reflected in the accreditation award by Accreditation Canada.

Recently, he completed 5 years as Chair of SafeCare BC which was established to help improve occupational health and safety in continuing care in B.C. In 2010, Altaf was appointed by the B.C. Law Institute as an advisor to its 3 year project to review and strengthen legislation with respect to seniors assisted living in B.C. The Project Committee developed the BCLI Report on Assisted Living, BC, published in 2013.

Altaf brings his extensive experience to the Board as a robust operator of Care Homes.

Altaf Jina

Board Member

Altaf (Bcom, LLB) is a lawyer and health service executive....

Annar Neallani Mangalji

Board Member

Annar Neallani Mangalji (BSW) is a Social Work Graduate from the University of British Columbia, Canada. In 2018 she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of West London, UK for her work in Dementia.  She also has a Certificate in Health Care Administration from Vancouver Island University (formerly known as Malaspina University-College).

Annar continues to find ways to support various charities around the world; and in Canada – the North Shore Multicultural Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the BC Women’s Hospital.

She has been a Program Director for the Houston Suicide and Crisis Centre (1981-85) and has worked for the Child Protective Services – Ministry of Human Resources, Vancouver. For the past 33 years, she has owned and operated a specialist dementia care home and recently added a dementia day centre, both in the UK.

Annar Neallani Mangalji

Board Member

Annar Neallani Mangalji (BSW) is a Social Work Graduate from...

Fauzia Lalani

Board Member

Fauzia Lalani (B.S.E.E., EMBA) is an accomplished and energetic business and community leader. She currently leads the Fort Hills JV and Commercial group at Suncor Energy Inc. Prior to joining Suncor, she was Vice President in the Technology and Operations area at TELUS.  She was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aquila Canada, a Calgary-based Venture 100 energy company.  Fauzia has held a variety of leadership and management roles with Dow Chemical, Alberta Treasury and TransAlta Corporation in areas including strategic planning, operations, project management, risk, sales and marketing.

Active in numerous national and community organizations, she currently serves as President, Aga Khan Ismaili Council for the Prairies, Director on the University of Calgary Board, Director on the Calgary Stampede Foundation, and has served as Chair of the Canada Revenue (CRA) Agency Board, Chair of the Workers Compensation Board, Director on the STARS Air Ambulance and the Calgary YMCA Board. Fauzia has been recognized with the 50 Key Women in Energy Award – Leadership Category

Fauzia Lalani

Board Member

Fauzia Lalani (B.S.E.E., EMBA) is an accomplished and energetic business...

Karim Shariff

Board Member and Strategic Plan Lead

Karim (BSc., DDS) has resided in Red Deer for over thirty years during which time he has operated a mid-sized dental clinic focused on providing general family dentistry.

He is driven by a value system centred on sharing knowledge and resources to help others achieve their potential.

Karim has been involved with the Ismaili Institutions in leadership roles including Chair of  Aga Khan Health Board for Canada.  During that time, the initial proposal for setting up the MGH pilot in Canada was compiled.  He has also provided volunteer leadership to organizations that improve health, deliver multi-disciplinary programming to alleviate poverty and promote artistic and cultural expressions, to strengthen identities and self-worth. He is currently a member of the advisory board at the Center for Peace and Justice at Burman University.

He recently led the MGH COE task force and stewards the strategic planning for MGH.  setting up a MGH Centre of Excellence.

Karim Shariff

Board Member and Strategic Plan Lead

Karim (BSc., DDS) has resided in Red Deer for over...

Munir Jivraj

Board Member and MGH Management Committee Chair

Munir (B.Sc., MBA, CPA, EP, P.Biol.) is Manager at Indian Oil & Gas Canada, agency of Indigenous Services Canada.  With over 25 years of professional experience in the conventional oil and gas, non-conventional (Oil Sands/ In-situ) resource mining and extraction sectors; Munir has held multi-disciplinary senior leadership positions in Finance, Environmental, Health and Safety Divisions.  His focus is in Energy Policy Planning; Oil and Gas Royalty management; and Environmental-Regulatory Planning, Approvals, Compliance and Monitoring.

Munir has served in various volunteer leadership roles within the community and business sectors.  His volunteer passion is in the areas of youth leadership development, educational excellence, and community development, including poverty alleviation initiatives within local and international contexts.  Munir has served on several community organizations which include Chair of Calgary Ismaili Scouts and Guides; Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Calgary World Partnership Walk Convenor, Board Member for Chinook Scouts Foundation, Industry led Oil Sands Royalty Committee Chair and Vice-Chair positions within the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

Munir is currently volunteering with The Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation – Board Member and Treasurer; Award Judge at Annual Calgary Youth Science Fair, Community Grants Member (Children, Youth and Families Committee), at The Calgary Foundation.  At MGH he serves as a Board Member and Chair of the MGH Management Committee.

Munir Jivraj

Board Member and MGH Management Committee Chair

Munir (B.Sc., MBA, CPA, EP, P.Biol.) is Manager at Indian...

Dr. Naheed Rajabali

Board Member

Dr. Naheed (MSc, MD, FRCPC (Internal and Geriatric Medicine)) is a Physician with Alberta Health Services.  He is currently the Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Alberta in  the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.  He primarily works in the acute in-patient ward and consult service and leads the new geriatric emergency medicine service.  He also delivers care at the movement disorders clinic in collaboration with the Department of Neurology. In addition to his clinical work, he enjoys teaching and mentoring students, exploring clinical innovations, and doing research in the areas of critical care medicine and surgery.

Naheed has been involved with the communications portfolio in various projects. He was a member of the Aga Khan Garden Alberta planning committee. He recently served on the MGH COE task force.

Dr. Naheed Rajabali

Board Member

Dr. Naheed (MSc, MD, FRCPC (Internal and Geriatric Medicine)) is...

Rahim Merchant

Board Member for Governance

Rahim Merchant (J.D.) is a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group of McLeod Law LLP. He practices general commercial litigation with a focus on employment matters, shareholder disputes, construction litigation, builder liens and commercial tenancy matters. He also has extensive experience in foreclosure and debt recovery issues.

Rahim has acted as counsel before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. He has experience in alternative forms of dispute resolution, including mediation.

He is a Member of the Law Society of Alberta, Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association.  His community involvement includes volunteering with , Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Pro Bono Law Alberta and Queen’s Bench Amicus Project, Pro Bono Law Alberta.

Rahim Merchant

Board Member for Governance

Rahim Merchant (J.D.) is a Partner in the Litigation and...

Dr. Zahra Shajani

Board Member

Dr. Zahra Shajani (RN MPH CCHN (c ) EdD) is the Associate Dean for Practice Education at Faculty of Nursing at University of Calgary.  She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Calgary, Master’s in public health and Doctorate in Nursing Education from the University of Liverpool.

Zahra has over 20 years of practice in nursing as a registered nurse and as a nurse educator.  She has a broad range of experience in family nursing, community health, maternal child health and medical nursing. She works closely with Alberta Health Services and a practice partner to develop clinical learning experiences for nursing students in the undergraduate nursing program.  She works closely with Nursing Education Program Approval Committee (NEPAC) and Canadian Association of School of Nursing (CASN) managing and overseeing program evaluation and accreditation activities for quality assurance.

She is co-investigator on funded projects on nursing education, focused on the science of learning and the science of teaching.  She has co-authored textbooks focusing on community nursing and family nursing care.  Her research focuses on early childhood development, intergenerational connections and nursing education.  She is passionate about giving back to her nursing community and serves on several internal and external committees.

Dr. Zahra Shajani

Board Member

Dr. Zahra Shajani (RN MPH CCHN (c ) EdD) is...

our care provider

Park Place Seniors Living

Founded in 1983, Park Place Seniors Living is a family owned and operated company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Starting out as a nurse, Jenny Jina has worked with seniors her entire life. Together with her husband Altaf, they opened their first location in Nelson, British Columbia in 1993, with the goal of enriching the lives of seniors and defining a new quality of care.

Today, the Park Place family has grown to more than 30 residences in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. Park Place Seniors Living strives to provide enriched life experiences to seniors through innovation and creativity. Recognized as a preferred facility operator in Alberta, all of their residences are certified by Accreditation Canada. Well aligned with the Generations value system, and with years of well-respected experience our operating partner Park Place Seniors Living has been carefully selected to manage the care and day-to-day operations in the Supportive and Long-Term Care Living Hub.

  • about generations

    Planned and supported by the Ismaili Muslim community, Generations is inspired by the community’s timeless values of compassion, care for the vulnerable, respect for diversity, service to others, and the dignity of human life.

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  • Supportive & Long-Term Care Living Hub

    An integrated approach to care, our newest hub features 120 continuing care suites.

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  • careers & volunteering

    Employees and volunteers are the backbone of the Generations campus, collectively enhancing the well-being of our seniors, children and community.

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