How it All Started…

ExterirorMount Douglas Seniors Housing Society began as a response to a 1966 housing needs study. The Anglican Church Women (ACW) started a “Care of the Elderly” fund. The purchase of 4 acres of land in Gordon Head was made possible through legacies from several members of the ACW, including a sizeable legacy from the late Georgina Checkley. Construction of Mount Douglas Court began in 1970. The building was dedicated on June 12, 1971, by The Rt. Rev. G.R. Gartrell, Bishop, Diocese of British Columbia.

Since that time, MDSHS has provided a safe, caring community and comfortable homes for independent seniors aged 55 and better. Our long-standing success in service to the elderly is due, in part, to the dedication and generous support of the ACW, who continue their community service today as a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia.

Our Board of Directors

As a non-profit organization, we are governed by a volunteer board of directors that oversee the strategic planning and financial management of Mount Douglas Seniors Housing Society. Some of our talented, hard-working board members have served the organization for more than a decade. We are grateful for their commitment to our mission and their invaluable contribution to our community.

Our Staff

Our small, but dedicated team is committed to excellence in all we do. Our goal is to operate the building as though it were our home and to foster a caring community that nurtures and supports our tenants.

Gail Caryn, Executive Director (gcaryn@mdshs.net)

Regina Toews, Administrative Assistant (admin@mdshs.net)

Geoff Brannon, Maintenance Worker (maintenance@mdshs.net)

Duty Tenants: Daphne Cuthill, John Godfrey & Steve Karras