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 Retirement Residences is Canada’s largest operator in the senior living sector with over 190 quality retirement communities in four provinces offering a complete range of services from independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care. To learn more, visit

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