WHO WE ARE
We are a group of leaders, educators, and culture changers who share a collective voice. A voice that advocates to reframe the disabling stigma attached to aging and disease. We belong to a Village where wisdom and wellness go hand in hand and excellence-in-care is delivered with integrity and intention. We are experts in our fields and we choose Kiwanis. We are experienced leadership, exceptional care-givers, and dedicated volunteers who believe in the healing power of inclusion.
The Village has operated as a not-for-profit housing organization since 1957, earning a reputation for excellence through the steady hands and open hearts of our team.
Shifting the MINDSET!
Mindful that we can always ‘do better’ Kiwanis supports ongoing research and education by aligning with universities, social organizations and government agencies that embody our philosophy. These partnerships combined with strong leadership mean positive change is gaining momentum. Shifting the mindset surrounding care for older people, that’s our calling. By returning to our roots and adopting a compassion-led practice, we honour residents, and the people who cherish them. Above all else, Kiwanis Village empowers older people to live the way that they would choose.
To provide an integrated and dynamic comminity with a full range of services that foster pride, well-being and joy.
A community of excellence for aging in place.
Visionary – We are a progressive organization, focused on the future and long-term economic sustainability. Integrity – We hold ourselves to the highest standards to foster an environment of trust. Leaders – We show leadership by being at the forefront of innovation and building a strong sense of community. Learning – We believe continual learning is essential for adaptation, improvement, resilience and relevance. Accountable – We take ownership for personal and collective high performance of quality and safety. Growth – We are constantly aiming to grow as both individuals and as an organization. Empowering – We empower our staff and residents to maximize their autonomy, independence and overall well-being.
VOLUNTEER AT KIWANIS
It takes many caring hands to build a Village and our team of Volunteers are very much a part of the Kiwanis family. Through their acts of service, we see a loving and invested community at work. As a non-profit society we also rely on the generosity of our donors and we are humbled by the philanthropic spirit that exists in our Nanaimo home.