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Affordable, community-based living.

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The Abbeyfield Way

Abbeyfield’s core mandate is to provide affordable accommodation and companionship for lonely elders within their own local community. This is achieved by converting and maintaining houses in which, typically, a small group of residents live together with a house manager. Rooms are usually private, but housekeeping and meals are provided by a small staff in the common living space.

Each House is a non-profit, registered charity. House ownership and support are undertaken by community volunteers. Abbeyfield is non­-denominational and does not discriminate against race, gender, or background.

Why donate?

The need for alternative, affordable housing in Canada is only increasing. As we age, our housing needs change, and this poses serious challenges for seniors. Increased isolation and affordability are becoming all too common. With help from donors, we can continue to grow Abbeyfield across Canada, and develop housing in all regions.

Abbeyfield Houses


In an Abbeyfield House, you are part of a community.

Home Atmosphere

A warm, family-style House with a balance between privacy, companionship, security, and independence.


Voluntary management and a non-profit philosophy offer an affordable alternative.

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