It was 1988 when our founder Joseph Shannon purchased Breton Bay nursing home in Sydney, N.S. The home had many challenges, but Mr. Shannon saw the opportunity to change the way people live in long term care. His deep commitment to quality of care and service transformed Breton Bay and started the Shannon family on a path of improving lives for seniors. What started with one nursing home has grown to be a full continuum of services operated by Shannex in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Home Care, Retirement Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Long Term Care are all services offered by Shannex in a number of communities.
Our Leadership Team
2018-2023 Strategic Plan
Mission, Vision and Values
Shannex will Lead the Way to Better Living for individuals and our communities by providing the best care and service excellence to people as they age.
How we achieve our vision is as important as the vision itself. Our Organizational Values define what we stand for and shape our character and culture. Our values are embedded in our training and practices, guiding our decisions and the service we provide to residents.
We put residents first. We support resident independence and dignity by valuing their life choices and respecting their decisions.
We believe in our people. They are the spirit and foundation of our company. They deliver their best effort every day and, in return, we promise to invest in their success.
We know there is always room to improve. We are committed to improving quality through leadership, innovation and perseverance.
We know we cannot do it alone. We strive to enhance our services by building trusted partnerships with team members and stakeholders who share similar values
We are accountable to our residents and partners. We are committed to managing our physical, environmental, financial and human resources ethically and responsibly.
Recent News & Announcements
May 2, 2022
Call for Applications: Shannex Resident and Family Advisory Committee
We are looking for new members to join our Resident and Family Advisory Committee, a group of volunteers who ensure…
May 19, 2022
Black History Month
February was Black History Month. As a caregiving organization, our Shannex, Parkland, Milestone and Faubourg communities highlighted the ways in…
May 19, 2022
Jason Shannon poses for a photo during a visit to Parkstone Enhanced Care. (L-R): Barbara Cooper, Christine Seldon, Elaine Hawkins,…
Evolving healthcare for our aging population
Community involvement in education and innovation
Submit your Green Ideas!
We all have a role to play to protect the environment. Submit your eco-friendly ideas and help us Lead the Way to Greener Living.