An inter-generational, vibrant campus of care
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.Learn More
CHANGING THE FACE OF AGING
Purpose. Connections. Possibilities.
At Generations we create opportunities for elders to thrive within a culturally-responsive multi-generational community.
Build infrastructure to drive exemplary care and joyful living.
Become a Centre of Excellence (COE) for multi-generational care.
Develop capacity and self sustaining model for operations of Multi Generational Housing (MGH).
Prepare concept, plan and implement Phase 3 (Affordable Housing for families).
Share governance and recommendations on management structure for Canadian MGH’s.
Develop a framework to facilitate sharing of learnings, best practices and knowledge that can be replicated for MGH’s worldwide.
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.
By creating opportunities and spaces for the young and the aging to interact in a vibrant community campus, we enhance the lives of both.
Volunteers are the strength of the Generations campus, collectively owning the well-being of our seniors, children and community.
Through a dignified aging-in-place model, Generations provides seniors with a holistic approach to meet their emotional, medical, physical, spiritual, and social needs.
Through our approach to person-centered care, we will be leaders in culturally appropriate programming, services and volunteer engagement.
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.
Karim is an established entrepreneur specializing in financial and operating efficiency, and comanages a private family wealth office investing in various sectors across Canada.
His extensive experience in the financial section, including his tenure at Goldman Sachs, has provided him with valuable knowledge and skills in investment management. Prior to this role, Karim was a Senior Engineer at Amoco Canada Petroleum.
Karim has served as city chair of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. He has also served in senior capacity in various Jamati Institutions, including Chair of the National Education Board for Canada, Mukhi Sahib of the Calgary NW JK, Convener of the National Diamond Jubilee Fund Canada, Campaign Chair Canada for the Aga Khan Museum, Lead for the Canada Covid Economic Response Task force and recently appointed as Global Lead for the Economic Recovery Task Force. His involvement reflects his commitment to giving back to the community and supporting important social causes.
His participation in various private company boards and advisory roles in industry sectors of Technology, Oil & Gas, and Medical Services, demonstrates his versatility and ability to adapt to different businesses.
Narmin is a Chartered Accountant and Partner in KPMG’s Management Consulting practice and geographic Management Consulting leader for the Prairies at KPMG. Narmin focuses on helping organizations transform and assists her clients with defining their future vision and objectives, developing go forward roadmaps and implementation of new service delivery models, processes and technology to drive more organizational value. She is an experienced program leader with over 20 years of professional services experience. Born and raised in Calgary, Narmin is passionate about giving back to the community and has served in various roles including as a Member of the Ismaili Council for the Prairies where she supported an initiative to alleviate poverty in the community and Chairman of the Ismaili Grants and Review Board for the Prairies.
Ashif S. Dhalla
Feisal is the Senior Vice President, Health Partnerships & Transformation, Home Health Services for CBI Health. CBI Health is one of Canada’s largest home health and physical rehabilitation companies. He is an accomplished healthcare leader who has worked in senior leadership positions in all facets of the healthcare system – policy, public, private, corporate, and early stage. He was also a Principal at Ernst & Young in the Asia Pacific region, carrying out numerous post-merger integration and strategic planning efforts in New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia. He is currently a lecturer in the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine’s Precision Health program.
Feisal is the current Chair of the Alberta Continuing Care Association and sits on the Board of Healthcare Excellence Canada – a federally funded pan-Canadian Health Organization that works with partners to spread innovations, build capability and catalyze policy changes for safe and high-quality healthcare. He is the past Chair of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, the professional association for Canada’s 4,000+ health leaders and industry executives.
Fauzia is an accomplished business and community leader with a passion for education and youth initiatives. She has been recognized with awards in leadership and continuous improvement. Currently, she is a senior business leader working with Suncor Energy and previously served as vice-president in the technology and operations area at TELUS, and CEO of Aquila Canada. As a long-serving community leader both locally and nationally, Lalani is active in numerous community organizations supporting youth, education, health and wellness, and quality of life enhancement. Fauzia is currently President of the Ismaili Council for the Prairies and has also served as Chairman of the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board of Canada. She has also been Chair of the CRA Board and WCB Alberta Board and currently serves on the Board of Governors, University of Calgary as well as The Calgary Stampede Foundation Board.
Altaf Jina, 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 and Alberta. His commitment to providing quality health services to its residents is reflected in the accreditation award by Accreditation Canada.
He has been elected Chair of SafeCare BC since 2014 for 5 consecutive years to help improve occupational health and safety in continuing care in B.C. In 2010, he 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, which was published in October, 2013. Earlier, in 2008, Mr. Jina was presented the Member of the Year Award by the BC Care Providers Association. In 2006, Altaf was appointed by the Government of B.C. to the Board of Examiners in Optometry and assisted its transitioning under the Health Professions Act to become the College of Optometrists.
Altaf currently serves on the Boards of Alberta Continuing Care Association, Jubilee Multi Generational Housing Society, and MCYH Multi Generational Housing Society. He has previously served on the Boards of the BC Care Providers Association, and Health Employers Association of B.C.
Fatima has been practicing as legal counsel with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) since 2012 prior to which she was an associate lawyer with the Canadian law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
As a Legal Manager with the AESO, Fatima has appeared before the Alberta Utilities Commission and leads her team in providing proactive strategic and legal advice on a diversity of regulatory, corporate, and commercial matters. She also serves as chair of the AESO’s Health and Safety Committee and chairs an employee resource group that focuses on developing an open and inclusive environment for women to amplify their careers through connection and network. Fatima also serves as treasurer of the southern Alberta branch of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA), a division of the Canadian Bar Association.
In a volunteer capacity, Fatima was a trained instructor with Alberta’s Board governance program providing training to not for profit boards on governance related matters. She has also served as Chair of the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board and was the Diamond Jubilee Programs and Activities Convener in the Prairies. Fatima is a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal, a medal awarded for significant contributions to fellow Alberta citizens, their community and to Alberta.
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.
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.
Supportive & Long-Term Care Living Hub
An integrated approach to care, our newest hub features 120 continuing care suites.
careers & volunteering
Employees and volunteers are the backbone of the Generations campus, collectively enhancing the well-being of our seniors, children and community.