Choices in Community Living

“It’s our aim to create places where Residents, their families and staff are treated with respect and dignity, and are inspired to live their best lives.”

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Choices in Community Living is an Alberta-based, family-run organization which manages housing for persons requiring Assisted Living (also known as Supportive Living). CICL works with Alberta Health Services to provide affordable Designated Supportive Living (Levels 4 and 4D).

MISSION:
To provide excellent care
in comfortable,
joyful environments
VISION:
Inspirational
Assisted
Living
VALUES:
Respect
Responsibility
Enthusiasm

Assisted living merges the concepts of independent living and 24-hour support. It offers a home for people who value their autonomy and privacy, but also require assistance with daily living activities or supervision. Shared responsibility, choice and managed risk are the key concepts on which Assisted Living is founded. Dignity, independence, privacy, individuality, confidentiality and providing home amenities are hallmarks. Wherever possible, Assisted Living allows residents the opportunity to direct their own lives to the maximum extent of their abilities.

Designated Supportive Living is a term used by Alberta Health Services which indicates that there is subsidy and placement of persons requiring Assisted Living services into “designated” units. Residents of Choices in Community Living’s Lodges are placed through Alberta Health Services’ Continuing Care. Personal care is coordinated with Alberta Health Services on-site Case Managers. If you are interested in placement into a Choices in Community Living please contact an area Continuing Care branch.

Our Lodges

Our Team

Phil Gaudet

President

Phil is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. Phil is former President and CEO of the Good Samaritan Society of Edmonton, a position he held from 1988-2008. Under his leadership, the Good Samaritan Society grew from a $30 million to $300 million asset organization, becoming the leading and premier provider of long term care for seniors in western Canada.
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Nicole Gaudet

Vice-President

A business graduate of Concordia University in Edmonton, Nicole returned from volunteer work in India and Nepal to lend her time and talents to Choices in Community Living Inc., in 2006. Reporting directly to the Board, Nicole is accountable for leadership and direction of senior staff, establishment of operational objectives and monitoring organizational effectiveness.
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Jeff Bell

Director of Operations

Throughout his career as a health care manager, Jeff has understood the importance of supporting staff in health care environments to care for seniors in respectful, holistic and mindful ways. Beginning his career in Nursing, Jeff quickly earned respect for his management style and was given experience in facility management and project commissioning for the Good Samaritan Society throughout Southern Alberta. Having worked closely with Alberta Health Services for many years, Jeff has been a part of the development of policy and service tools for Designated Supportive Living partners. Jeff joined Choices in Community Living in early 2011, and is responsible for oversight of resident care coordination, operational objective planning and supervises site operations.
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Lily Bérubé

Administrative Coordinator

As Administrative Coordinator, Lily brings her outstanding organizational and personal initiative skills to the organization from her numerous years of successful experience in the fields of education, community outreach, and volunteer management. Lily provides administrative support to the corporate office and is responsible for quality assurance and risk management processes, including development and implementation of operational and personnel policies and procedures, legislative compliance, and the development of standardized processes and templates for reporting to the Board and external organizations.
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Nancy Cunningham

Education Coordinator

As Education Coordinator, Nancy promotes a progressive, safe, and comfortable learning environment that motivates personnel to work together to ensure excellent care in alignment with the CICL vision of “Inspirational Assisted Living.” Nancy is accountable for developing and implementing short and long-term strategic education plans that support staff to acquire necessary knowledge and skills required for job growth and success. Her enthusiasm, professionalism, and positive approach fosters a culture of personal growth and accountability. Nancy brings numerous years of teaching and leadership experience to the organization through her successful background in educational training, facilitation, project management, and travel and work overseas.
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Barb Bartman

Director of Finance

An enthusiastic and accomplished accountant with over 10 years of accounting experience and a CMA designation, Barb brings an extensive knowledge of finance management from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. At Choices in Community Living, Barb is responsible for master budgeting, public and Board reporting, financing and construction finance management, as well as oversight of employee compensation packages, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Barb enjoys being challenged and has also held executive positions as an avid volunteer for the Kinette Club of Leduc.
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Barb Michalyk

Finance Manager

With over 20 years of accounting experience, Barb complements the Finance Team with her wide range of skills. Having worked at a financial institution for more than 17 years, she gained experience in payroll and accounting, as well as benefit administration, before operating a home-based bookkeeping company for several years. Working independently required her to become more proficient with many accounting functions, and in developing time management and organizational skills. Barb began her career at Choices in Community Living, first as an accounting assistant, then as the Acting Finance Manager, and is currently the assistant to the Finance Manager. Barb enjoys working with people and is passionate about corporate team building. She plans to enhance her role at the Corporate Office by taking on more Human Resource Management duties.
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Fatima

Finance Assistant

As Accounting Assistant, Fatima brings several years of valuable international accounting and administrative experience to the organization. She is responsible for payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and manages all vendor billings and inquires for all our sites. Fatima also effectively collaborates with our site offices for all resident billing information and updates on their accounts. Fatima’s organizational skills and her eye for detail are an asset in supporting the finance department.
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Rocky

our cuddly office cat!

kitty likes treats

Resources

Community Care Access

Provides a central telephone number and 24/7 help for people who need to access Community Care and Home Care services in the Edmonton area, including: 

  • Home Living
  • Supportive Living
  • Facility Living (Long-term Care)
  • Day programs
  • CHOICE (Comprehensive Home Option of Integrated Care for the Elderly)
  • Community Aids for Independent Living (CAIL)

Offers screening and referral services 24/7, and answers calls from Home Care clients after regular business hours.  Also helps people who can’t be referred to a specific program, but need telephone support.

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/services.asp?pid=service&rid=1001464

780-496-1300

Sage (Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton)

provides a variety of services and publications to seniors in the Edmonton area, including legal advice, food services, social work, and the Directory of Senior Services which covers everything you might want to know about services and resources for seniors in Greater Edmonton.

http://www.mysage.ca/about-us/progams-and-services

780-423-5510

Alberta Seniors Directory

Provides information on services and products for seniors including government services, housing, transportation, personal safety information, seniors’ services, activities, health and well being, elder abuse prevention and more.

http://www.albertaseniorsdirectory.com/

Alberta Health Services

Provides programs and services to all Albertans as well as specific services to Seniors, including Home Care, Supportive Living, and Long-Term Care.

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/3880.asp

City of Edmonton Contact Centre

Provides one contact phone number which operates 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, for Edmonton information, programs and services.

311 (inside Edmonton)
780-442-5311 (outside of Edmonton)

Contact Us

 Suite 315-10113 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1A1

 t. (780) 757-9134    f. (780) 758-5375

 Monday to Friday | 9am-4:30pm

 info@cicl-seniors.com