The Chartwell Foundation

The Chartwell Foundation builds on a five-year partnership between Chartwell Retirement Residences and the former charity Wish of A Lifetime Canada that granted the wishes of Canadian seniors from 2015-2020.

When Wish of a Lifetime ceased its Canadian operations, Chartwell knew this meaningful mission must continue. In 2020, The Chartwell Foundation was established as a national charity to carry on helping seniors continue to live a life of purpose, connectedness, and engagement through wish granting.

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Our Mission

The Chartwell Foundation is on a mission to grant the wishes of Canadian seniors and to contribute to meaningful charities with a shared purpose of making people’s lives better.

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About Chartwell Retirement Residences

Chartwell is in the business of serving and caring for Canada's seniors, committed to its vision of Making People's Lives BETTER and to providing a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life experience for its residents. Chartwell is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate trust which indirectly owns and operates a complete range of seniors housing communities, from independent living through to assisted living. Chartwell is the largest operator in Canada, serving over 25,000 residents in four provinces across the country.

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