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...

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....

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...

Moyez Somani

Board Member - Finance and Governance

Moyez (CPA, CMA, FCMA, MBA) is a retired Senior Executive in the Financial Services sector with specific experience in Finance, Operations, Treasury and Asset Liability Management, Credit Risk and Portfolio Management.

He currently is Board Member IPS Industrial Promotions Services Canada, Kudos Inc., Fenchurch General Insurance Corporation and Departmental Audit Committee Member – Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.

Moyez has served in various volunteer leadership roles within the community and business sector.  He was Vice Chair and of Calgary Housing Company, President, Society of Management Accountants Saskatchewan and Chair of Audit Committee, Member and Audit Chair SK Cancer Agency and Member of the Saskatchewan Science Centre.

Moyez Somani

Board Member - Finance and Governance

Moyez (CPA, CMA, FCMA, MBA) is a retired Senior Executive...

Narmin Vasanji

Board Member - Strategy and Governance

Narmin (CPA-CA, BCom) 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.

Narmin Vasanji

Board Member - Strategy and Governance

Narmin (CPA-CA, BCom) is a Chartered Accountant and Partner in...

Fatima Shariff

Board Member - Legal and Governance

Fatima (J.D. and LL.B ) 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. 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, she was a trained instructor with Alberta’s Board governance program providing training to not-for-profit boards on governance related matters.

Fatima is a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal for significant contributions to fellow Alberta citizens, their community and to Alberta.

Fatima Shariff

Board Member - Legal and Governance

Fatima (J.D. and LL.B ) has been practicing as legal...

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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