Assisted living to help our clients age in place.



The Excel Society currently has two DAL facilities, Grand Manor and Balwin Villa with 188 and 105 suites respectively. 

Balwin Villa

6920 – 128 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

The Balwin Villa is a 105 suite Enhanced Designated Living site designed specifically for clients with early onset dementia, mental illness or brain injury. Owned and operated by the Excel Society, the facility is located at 6920 – 128 Avenue in Edmonton and opened in the fall of 2010.

Set in a mature neighbourhood, the project involved redevelopment of an existing facility, the North Edmonton School. The exterior of the original building was preserved in the remodelling. Besides the two school buildings, a third new structure was added to the site. The complex includes a theatre/gymnasium that is available to the client-residents and the local community. The buildings are surrounded by an outdoor recreation area operated by the City of Edmonton.

A unique facility, Balwin Villa contains 104 barrier free units designated as safe living or secure suites with staff funded by Alberta Health Services as well,  there are one Private Pay unit.

Balwin Villa is focused on the challenges of early onset dementia. These are dementia victims who are still able to function relatively independently with provision for differing supports. Up till now a generally neglected group, they receive focused services that meet their particular needs as their illness progresses. Included are specialized supports for persons with brain injury or mental illness that are unrelated to the dementia group.

For Supportive Living Designated Assisted Housing, please contact Continuing Care Access at 780-496-1300 .

For private housing, please call Balwin Villa at 780-757-5550.




grand Manor

10766 97 Street NW, Edmonton, AB.

Grand Manor supports clients with a variety of challenges. This facility has 118 suites, and assists clients in rebuilding their lives in the community. Grand Manor is one of a kind in Alberta. The Grand Manor team supports individuals with health care needs with a risk of homelessness. They have had significant success through a harm reduction model which supports seniors who are at risk due to an alcohol addiction.

This building supports clients and ensures personal dignity and self-determination along with quality care services.

Each person living in the Grand Manor has their own barrier free suite that includes a kitchen area as well as a barrier free washroom. This building is also equipped with a main floor dining area where breakfast, lunch and supper are served daily. The third floor includes 21 suites for clients with alcohol dependencies in our Harm Reduction Program. Grand Manor’s second floor has 33 suites and is specialized for clients with mental health disorders which include schizophrenia, brain injury, cerebral palsy, bipolar and many others.

Grand Manor recently expanded, opening another 64 suites in June 2016. 48 suites are specialized for Alberta Health Services (AHS) clients with mental health disorders which include schizophrenia, brain injury, cerebral palsy, bipolar, etc. (16 of these suites are secured) 16 brand new suites are also designated for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) clients.

Some Examples of Services Provided Include:

    • Behavioural tracking
    • Mechanical lifts for transfers
    • AED Defibrillator on site
    • 24 Hour LPN and HCA on site
    • Clinical RN on site Monday to Friday
    • Weekly on-site visits from physician, psychologist and psychiatrist
    • On-site podiatrist visit every 6 weeks
    • Electronic charting and electronic Medication Administration Record in use for increased client safety and continuity of care
    • Client Service Coordinator available to assist in budgeting and communication with outside resources
    • Recreation activities provided daily
    • And much MORE!

Case management for Alberta Health Services Grand Manor clients is provided through an AHS Case Manager, Registered Nurse. Grand Manor is also staffed daily by Excel Society Licensed Practical Nurses, Personal Care Workers/Health Care Aides, a Recreation Therapy Team, a Nutrition and Food Services team. Grand Manor Clients are able to access other professional services such as Occupation Therapy, Psychiatry, and Social Work through referral to AHS.

If you have questions or would like a tour please call Grand Manor at 780-441-7979.

Excel Society | Enriching Lives 



Edmonton – Head office

Phone: (780) 455 2601
Fax: (780) 455 2589
Suite 500 9707 110 Street NE
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9

Calgary Office

Phone: (403) 730 2117
Fax: (403) 503 1126

intake information

For all intake inquiries please email:

Edmonton Residential Supports & Day Programming: or 780-733-0256

Excel Society Balwin Villa: (780) 757 5550

Excel Society Grand Manor: (780) 441 7979

Calgary Residential Supports & Day Programming:
(403) 730 2117 ext. 1