GEF Seniors Housing
GEF Seniors Housing is the largest provider of subsidized seniors’ housing in Alberta.
We provide friendly, affordable and secure housing and services to close to 4,000 seniors in Edmonton.
Our wide selection of seniors’ self-contained apartments and lodge accommodations throughout Edmonton gives seniors more choices of where they want to live.
In 1959, our organization was established under provincial legislation as Greater Edmonton Foundation (GEF). In the 1960s the Alberta government built retirement homes throughout Alberta, called lodges, for low-income seniors. The province continued to build these homes until 1984.
Under an agreement between the City of Edmonton and the Alberta government, the City provided land for the buildings and the provincial government built the lodges.
Foundations were established to manage the lodges in one or more municipal districts or counties in the province. The Greater Edmonton Foundation was one of these foundations. In 2012, we changed our name to GEF Seniors Housing.
For more than 60 years, we have continued working with the community as an active partner in the important work of providing quality housing for seniors in Edmonton and its surrounding communities. Our self-contained apartment buildings and lodges offer accessible, affordable and safe housing in comfortable, supportive environments that promote opportunities fYes, we are always keeping abreast of new technologies for large scale residential or district systems.