Sustainable Growth

August 24, 2023

Grow the company to fulfill future senior needs while expanding and enhancing our existing communities.


  • Successfully piloted our new enterprise system, Yardi, with great evaluation outcomes
  • Added the Milestone Communities to our family of Parkland communities and rebranded to Parkland West Bedford
  • Opened Parkland Ajax in Ajax, ON, and Cohen Hall in Saint John, NB
  • Achieved ISO 50001 certification – the first in Canada for seniors care!

New Communities are Answering the Need

Shannex had an historical year with a hands-on role in the design, construction and operation of our communities.

Our builder, ACL Design Build Solutions Limited, leads and manages construction projects from our Home Office in Halifax, NS, reflecting our commitment to continuous improvements to our communities with residents and team members in mind. Last year, we opened Cohen Hall, a 60-room nursing home in Saint John, NB and Parkland Ajax in Ajax, ON.

We are also continuing work on new long term care communities in Moncton, Fredericton and Halifax with Parkland communities underway in Ancaster, ON, Moncton NB as well as in Bedford, Dartmouth and Halifax, NS.

First Seniors Living Organization in Canada to Achieve ISO 50001 Designation

Two years ago, Shannex began its journey toward ISO 50001 certification, an internationally recognized voluntary standard designation for energy management. It requires companies to adopt a strict set of energy management objectives, guidelines and practices that result in energy efficiency and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. We are pleased to announce that we have completed the process and received ISO 50001 certification, making us the first seniors’ living organization in Canada to receive this designation.

This multi-year journey has set the tone for sustainability in our organization, inspiring a range of policies and best practices, including a dedicated strategic direction in our
newest Strategic Plan.

Our New Community Program, Shannex Cares

As people who have the privilege of being part of communities of elders, we appreciate the wisdom, experience and vibrancy seniors contribute throughout their lives. We also recognize that, as people grow older, they face many issues including ageism, access to affordable and inclusive housing, social isolation, access to care and services, and mental health challenges. Shannex Cares supports initiatives that strategically prioritize areas that reflect the values of residents and team members and create opportunities to build even more connections between seniors, our Great People and the greater community. We are seeing great results in the first months of our work, and already have plans to grow our funding support beyond the two core sources we offer today.


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