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About Us

Rooted in Alberta History

Westwinds Communities, formerly known as the Foothills Foundation, is a not for profit organization that provides quality housing and supportive services for seniors, as well as subsidized housing and services for individuals and families.

We strive to provide housing options that ensure the safety, dignity and choices for more than 600 client households annually. Our organization works hard to provide housing for these individuals in rural and urban communities, especially where no other options may exist.

Since 1960, the Westwinds Communities has been a provincially legislated Housing Management Body responsible for providing supportive living and public housing programs within the Foothills Region. The rent supplement program extends outside the Foothills Region to also include Bragg Creek, the Counties of Vulcan, MD of Silver Willow, and towns of Nanton and Claresholm.

The Westwinds Communities partners with individuals, municipalities and the Provincial government to provide safe, affordable housing opportunities and services. 

Guiding Principles

The volunteer Board of Directors, employees and volunteers at Westwinds Communities provide housing and supports for over 600 households throughout Southern Alberta. We are focussed on meeting the need for safe and affordable supportive living and public housing programs within the Foothills Region. The following Mission, Vision and Values guide our work.

Mission Statement

The Westwinds Communities provides safe and affordable housing opportunities and services, not provided by the marketplace, in urban and rural communities.

Our Vision

The Westwinds Communities will be an industry leader providing quality and affordable supportive living lodge care and public housing, ensuring safety, dignity and choices for our clients.

Our Values 

• We value and respect the independence of our clients.

• We value quality customer service.

• We value a safe, supportive work environment where we embrace initiative and creativity.

• We value accountability; being fiscally responsible to our clients and stakeholders.

• We value professionalism; demonstrating integrity at all times with clients, colleagues and the public.

• We value innovation; exploring new and creative opportunities to develop efficient and effective programs and services in response to changing lifestyles.

Supporting Albertans into the Future

Westwinds Communities expects to expand our services as we work with communities, partners and funders to identify where we can best provide support and affordable housing options.

Our organization’s strategic planning process allows us to identify community needs. We then work with community, government and other partners to seek funding and other support for local senior’s supportive living and affordable housing initiatives.  

As a not for profit organization, we welcome the support from individuals and organizations to ensure we can meet the emerging needs in our communities. Funding is provided by the Province of Alberta, and the local governments from the communities in which we provide services.

We Would Love To Hear From You!