Our History

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 CareRetirement 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 Livingfor 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.

Residents First

We put residents first. We support resident independence and dignity, valuing life choices and respecting their decisions.

Great People

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.

Trusted Partnerships

We know we can’t do it alone.  We strive to enhance our services by building trusted partnerships with employees and service providers who share similar values

Improving Quality

We know there is always room to improve.  We are committed to improving quality through leadership, innovation and perseverance.

Being Accountable

We are accountable to residents and partners.  We are committed to managing our physical, environmental, financial, information and human resources ethically and responsibly.

Evolving healthcare for our aging population

Community involvement in education and innovation

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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.