Emmanuel Seniors Living Society

The Emmanuel Seniors Living Society (formerly Christian Senior Citizens Home Society of Northern Alberta) was registered as a charitable not-for-profit society under the Government of Alberta’s Societies Act in 1968. Since then, the Society has provided both independent and assisted living facilities to seniors in our Christian community. All of this is accomplished under the guiding principles captured in the name Emmanuel, which means God with us.

For more than 45 years, Society members and the Christian community have, through prayers, donations, and time enabled Emmanuel Home to provide quality housing for seniors and individualized care in a vibrant, loving and supportive retirement community.

When you become a member, you get the chance to provide your input on significant issues that affect residents and their families. You will also receive regular information, filling you in on all the latest news and events at Emmanuel Home and you will be invited to participate in many events during the year.

Annual membership dues are $20.00 per person or $30.00 per family. You can easily make your membership donations online by using the Donate link below.

If you are a new member, complete the attached form and email to finance@emmanuelhome.ca or mail to Emmanuel Home, 13429 57 St NW, Edmonton, AB, T5A 0T8.

Contact the Society via: Laura Pothoven, Chief Executive Officer, lpothoven@emmanuelhome.ca, P: 587-414-1128. Mail:  c/o Emmanuel Home, 13429 57 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 0T8.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body in all matters pertaining to the Society, operating under the Alberta Societies Act and the bylaws of the Emmanuel Seniors Living Society.

Board members are representatives of the Society membership and provide leadership to the Chief Executive Officer. They also have a fiduciary responsibility to see that the finances and records of the Society are in good order, and support the organization by making necessary policies and decisions.

Directors serve three-year terms to a maximum of six concurrent years.

2022/2023 Board of Directors

  • Coby Benoit
  • Allan Brennan
  • Peter Jonkman
  • Bert Kamphius
  • Tony Vandermeer
  • Hilda Van Veen-Gritter
  • Andrew Yskes
  • Francine Drisner
  • Mary Velthuizen
Picture (Bottom from left to right: Allan Brennan, Coby Benoit, Hilda Vanveen-Gritter, Bert Kamphuis. – Top from left to right: Peter Jonkman, Anko Buwalda (former Board Member), Andrew Yskes, Tony Vandermeer.) 

Board Executive

  • Peter Jonkman – Chair
  • Coby Benoit – Vice-Chair
  • Andrew Yskes – Secretary
  • Allan Brennan – Treasurer