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The Revera 

Inspired by a passion to improve the aging experience, Revera is continually refining and raising the standards of retirement living and long term care settings. Our core values – respect, integrity, compassion and excellence – are our guiding principles for how we treat our residents, team members and communities. We recognize everyone is important, we believe it is necessary to always do the right thing, we care deeply for our residents and our employees, and we work hard to provide the best experiences that make our residents’ golden years some of their best. We also believe in the importance of being a good neighbour, which is why we partner with many local and national initiatives, including Habitat for Humanity Canada, to have a positive impact on the places where we live and work.
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Advocating against ageism

Ageism is the most prevalent form of prejudice in Canada. Older adults can see their lifetime of contributions minimized and their independence eroded as they age and their needs change. Revera launched its Age is More platform to change how society perceives aging and to raise awareness of the contributions and abilities of older adults. Age is More challenges negative attitudes, stereotypes and misconceptions of ageism and provides a platform for seniors’ voices to be heard. We believe strongly that every older adult has a story to tell and a contribution to make, which is why we create meaningful opportunities for our residents to give back to their communities and continue to pursue the things that are most important to them.

Everyone is a human being regardless of their age or ability, and they deserve to be recognized and celebrated as such. We value each individual and provide opportunities to nurture their mind, body and ageless spirit. We do this through The Revera and Reel Youth Age is More Film Project. This program connects young filmmakers with our residents so that residents can tell their own stories and pass on the wisdom of their lived experiences.

Learn about Age is More

Inspired by our residents 

Revera works with and listens to our residents and their families, who inspire our programs and services, from recreation activities and outings to our unique menus. It is our privilege to support our residents to live their lives to the fullest.
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Committed to accessibility
Revera is committed to meeting the needs of individuals living with disabilities by identifying and removing barriers to accessibility and by meeting or exceeding government requirements, including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We believe that removing barriers benefits everyone and leads to a more open and accepting world for all. We are committed to providing equal treatment to people with disabilities, with respect to services, programs, housing and facilities, in a manner that respects their dignity and independence.
Hazel McCallion
Chief Elder Officer 
In 2015, former Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion joined Revera as Chief Elder Officer to help shape the company’s innovation agenda. Revera was the first company in Canada to create this leadership position, and to date is the only company in the Canadian senior living sector to have a Chief Elder Officer. In this role, Ms. McCallion engages residents and families at Revera communities to share their experiences in senior living, to help us continue to improve our programs and services. Just as important, at over 100 years old, her input and guidance shapes the Revera experience for all of our residents, and her advocacy inspires us every day.

“I’ve always stressed the importance of living a life of purpose, and I think this is a particularly valuable message to share with Canadian seniors. Seniors are a great value to our communities and continue to work toward building a better world for future generations.”
Dr. Rhonda Collins
Chief Medical Officer 

Dr. Rhonda Collins brings passion and expertise in memory care, dementia, falls prevention and clinical quality improvement to the role of Revera’s Chief Medical Officer – a first for the Canadian senior living sector. Dr. Collins is a family physician with a certificate of added competence in Care of the Elderly from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She is an integral part of our leadership team as she informs and guides our policies around clinical care for our residents in our retirement and long term care homes.

Through her blogs, Dr. Collins is a strong advocate for her patients and Revera’s residents, with her main focus on improving the lives of older adults. From her work destigmatizing dementia through her podcast series, Forget Me Not, to her constant advocacy against the practice of polypharmacy, Dr. Collins shares her expertise so that older adults and families can take charge of their health and make the most informed decisions possible.

“Supporting older adults has been my passion from my early days as a nurse to my current job as a physician and Chief Medical Officer. Every day when I come to work, I strive to make a difference in the lives of our residents that will allow them to live fully and meaningfully.”