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BUILDING A NEW CRAIGHOLME

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BUILDING A NEW CRAIGHOLME

We know that our community has been patiently waiting for this good news. We are ready to rebuild and renovate Craigholme!

The new Craigholme will be bright, welcoming and more spacious overall, featuring private and semi-private rooms as well as enhanced dining and common areas.

There will be secure courtyards, places to gather with friends and family, and a beautiful chapel for worship and prayer.

Let’s reimagine long-term care in our community.

OUR MISSION

SINCE 1967, CRAIGWIEL GARDENS IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED BY CRAIGWIEL CORPORATION, GOVERNED BY A VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS. IT IS A NOT FOR PROFIT, CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING QUALITY CARE AND SERVICES THAT ENRICH THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS, BOTH THOSE RECEIVING AND OFFERING CARE.

WE ARE NOT OWNED BY ANOTHER ENTITY; NOR DO WE FALL UNDER REGULATIONS IMPOSED UPON US BY ANY OTHER LONG-TERM CARE ENTITY. THIS MEANS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS THE AUTONOMY AND FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE DECISIONS GOVERNED BY RELEVANT LEGISLATION, WHILE HAVING REGARD TO THE NEEDS OF OUR RESIDENTS AND SERVICE USERS.

Founded by the Nairn Mennonite Church to demonstrate Christian values in action, Craigwiel Gardens welcomes and embraces all faiths. As a faith based organization, we respect the dignity and value of all people in accordance with their individual needs and diverse perspectives.

Craigwiel Gardens is an umbrella (not-for-profit) organization that offers four service options, each addressing a particular level of care:

THE NEW CRAIGHOLME WILL FEATURE:

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Bed Home

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Private Beds

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Semi-private Beds

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New Chapel ✚ Common Welcome Area

AFTER EXTENSIVE CONSULTATION, WE DETERMINED THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SIMPLY RENOVATE CRAIGHOLME TO COMPLY WITH ONTARIO MINISTRY STANDARDS.

While we will be able to repurpose some of the existing space, the long term care section cannot be reused due to its age. While compassionate care does not rely on bricks and mortar alone, the physical environment of a fully modernized Craigholme will significantly enhance quality of life, comfort and safety for every resident.

Craigholme has the heart, the training and the skills to care for and support a wide range of resident care needs, but our facility’s outdated infrastructure poses a challenge.

FAILING TO MEET THESE, CRAIGHOLME MAY NOT GET A LICENCE TO OPERATE. WE MUST REBUILD.
As we are the largest employer in North Middlesex, the redevelopment of Craigholme is a major community project within North Middlesex and Middlesex County, providing employment opportunities both during and after construction.
CURRENTLY CRAIGHOLME EMPLOYS 130 DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS ENTRUSTED TO CARE FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

OUR COMMITTEE

MEET OUR COMMITTEE OF DEDICATED MEMBERS LEADING THE BUILD OF OUR NEW CRIAGHOLME.

Bev & Barb Shipley

Honorary Chairs

Jackie Wells

Chair

Irene Howarth

Committee Member

Malcolm Ross

Project Manager

Shannon Churchill

Campaign Coordinator

Jan & John Bender

Capital Campaign Committe Members

Glen Phillips

Capital Campaign Committe Members

Ernie Harris

CEO

THE CEO OF CRAIGWIEL GARDENS IS A MEMBER OF THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE AS EX-OFFICIO.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Craigwiel Gardens is an umbrella (not-for-profit) organization that offers four service options,
each addressing a particular level of care:

  • Long Term Care (Craigholme)
  • Independent Living Apartments
  • Adult Day Centre (community support programs)
  • Respite and Short-Term Stay
The $1.25-million campaign goal will help with the construction of a new fully accessible 92-bed Long Term Care, LTC home and the repurposing of the existing facility.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care does not fund upfront constructions costs of long-term care facilities. Only after construction is completed and the first resident moves in does the Ministry provide an operational subsidy. Construction funding, therefore, must come from a combination of Craigwiel Gardens equity, mortgage financing and community fundraising.
The campaign seeks the support of those in the greater North Middlesex area; namely individuals, families, businesses, financial institutions, charitable foundations, service clubs, the general community, and members of the Craigwiel Gardens family, including staff, board members, employees and volunteers.
Extending a gift over a five-year period allows you to make a contribution to the campaign at a comfortable level of giving while ensuring that we have the funds in place to make each phase of the project happen on schedule.
Yes. All donations over $20 will be issued an official tax receipt, which can be used when completing income tax returns.
Yes. Gifts of Securities include publicly-traded securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds) and private company shares.
Payroll deduction is an excellent way to support the campaign, enabling you to make a larger gift over time. These donations qualify for a tax receipt. You may also wish to host a fundraising event at your place of work.
Charitable donations will be secured from companies, foundations, service clubs and individuals through face-to-face meetings or fundraising events.
Every gift counts, because you are making a critical investment in the future of our community.
Craigwiel Gardens is offering a number of dedicated naming opportunities at various giving levels to acknowledge major commitments made to the campaign.
We will, of course, honour your wishes. Named gifts, however, encourage others to contribute generously to the campaign as well. All gifts are tax deductible.
Currently Craigholme has basic rooms (4 persons to a room), semi-private rooms (2 persons to a room) and private rooms (only one person per room). There will only be 2 choices in the new building, semi-private rooms (2 persons per room) and private (1 person per room). Prior to residents moving, staff will approach residents and offer them a choice of which type of room they would like. Residents who have been in the home the longest will get first choice of their room. If they move from a current basic room to a new semi-private room there will not be an increase. If they move from a current semi-private to a new semi-private room, there will be no price increase. If they upgrade to a private room, there will be a price increase.
There will be 9 additional beds, 46 Private rooms (1 person) and 46 Semi-Private Rooms (max 2 people) for a total of 92 beds.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many deadlines have been pushed back, however, the plan is to begin construction Spring 2021.

PROJECT UPDATES & EVENTS

BELOW ARE THE LATEST UPDATES OF OUR CAPITAL CRAIGHOLME PROJECT

Yes! We're building a new Craigholme.

For detailed information on the new facilities, view the 'New Craigholme Brochure' below.

Thank you to our Supporters

Bev & Barb Shipley donates $25,000

Dean & Martha Bender donates $25,000

HMS Insurance & Financial donates $10,000

Mocoley Electric donates $5,000

Dennings of Ailsa Craig donates $11,207

Marilyn Buttery & Lynne Lawrence donate $50,000

Mainstreet Credit Union donates $20,000

Robinson Farm Drainage donates $25,000

Earl S. Ross Inc. donates $50,000

Memory of Jim & Lois Watson donates $50,000

Ilderton & District Lions Club donates $10,000

Nancy & Bob Rushton donates $5,000

Gilrad Developments Inc. donates $25,000

Randy & Nancy Regier & Family donates $25,000

Twynsta Family donates $100,000

VanderVolet Construction Ltd. donates $2500.

Tom and Barb McInroy donates $5000.

Ailsa Craig & District Lions Club

Ailsa Craig Lions Club donates $5000.

Lucan Lions Club donates $25,000.

Catherine Montgomery
Ford Keast LLP
John Fraser
Lady Howard Rebekah
Carol & Doug Whiteford
Marilyn Buttery & Lynne Lawrence
Art & Fran Sheil
Richard Trute & Lynn Humfress-Trute
Ernie & Jan Harris
Jennifer Gillies
Rebecca Bender
Irene & Les Howarth
Dorothy Trevithick
Margaret Gooder
Anton & Henny Engel
John Ziler
Stanley Hansford Dennings
Brian Trevithick
Doug Trevithick
Dean & Martha Bender
Bev & Barb Shipley
Joyce Sovereign
Nancy Vandergulik
Mary Scafe
William & Willemtje Yule
Orville & Elise Evans
Dennis & Mary Maquire
Katy Gray
Carol Amos
William & Katherine Windsor
Richard Guy
Janet Heaman
Jackie Wells
HMS Financial Services
Harry Martin
Howard & Ruby Otterbein
Adele & Bob McCallum
Frank Hardy
Laurie and Sandra Stanton
Lynn and Pete McClary
Kim and Charlene Pickering
Action Financial Group
Ailsa Craig Lions Club
Bernice Crunican
Crunican Orchards
Lyndsey and Dave Dryburgh
Marlene Megget
Frank Hardy
Douglas Burt

Middlesex Mutual Insurance Company
Mainstreet Credit Union
Jane Walker
Mike Pook
Elizabeth Dryburgh
Robinson Farm Drainage
Karen Dube
L.H. Gray & Sons
Lisa Vizniowski
Joyce Peterson
Jan & John Bender
Nairn Family Homes
Leona Munn
Grant McComb
Patricia Swim
Kenneth Hord
Andrea Hodgins
Robert & Nancy Rushton
Promechanical Truck Repairs
The Watson Family
Ron & Sherri Harwood
Ronald McRae
Brent & Laurie Fowles
Tom Patterson
Alma Robb
Clearview Grain Inc.
Nancy Long
Bill & Jana Bannister
Jennifer O’Shea
Laura McLean
Carol Small
Suzanne Gysbers
Martha Chouffot
Shelley Kennedy
Lynn Szentimrey
Erin Fenwick
Bessy Kirkopoulos
Urbshott-Galloway Ins. Brokers
Jo-Ann McClinchey
Samantha Shepard
Arlen Curtis and Family
Patricia DeRuiter
Brian and Anne Jones
Karen Debergh
Melissa Elliot
Freda Moraal
Pat and Cora Ryan
Lynda Shipway
Kyle Peterson

Catherine Ann Brabender
Joan Robson
Mark Hornyak
Glenn Scarborough
Ruth Allan
Florence Campbell
Doreen Feke
Hiram O’Neil
Donna Smith
Gregory Little, Lorna Harris
Cheryl Dinnin
Jackie Wells
Tom & Barb McInroy
K & C Renovations
Linda Wilkinson
Carole Damen
Pat Egan
Ilderton Lions Club
Don & Ruth Ann McIntyre
Alex & Cynthia Brubacher
Nancy Scala
Glenn Phillips
Dave & Betty Siddall
Charlie & Beth O’Shea
Mary Hodgins
Lucan Lions Club
Dr. Bertha Wolf
James A Walsh Sales
Mocoley Electric
Nancy Robson
Rolling Ridge Maple Products

Gary & Eleanor Lennox
Glenna Ladell
Bonnie Brook Farm
Sharon Feenstra
Ruth Meyer
JTW Farms Inc.
Clearview Grain Inc.
|E & W Blane Trucking William Blane
Kim Drew
Rebecca Bender
Scot Trevithick
J and K McNaughton
Brian Trevithick
Roy and Carol Small
Ken and Judy McConnell
Beverly Hughes
Jean Jones
Gerald and Elaine Noyes
Chris and Rob Whitmore

George & Beatrice Fraser
Clarence Carter & Sons Ltd.
Glenn & Sharleen Phillips
Tom & Pat Mahon
Judy & Stan Henderson
Andy Godts & Sons
Larry Miles Electric Ltd.
Herdonjoe Inc.
Shadyside Farms Inc.
Wendy Ryan
Gilrad Developments Inc.
Dave & Betty Siddall
Robert & Marie Sockett
Michael Bondy
Rebeca Clark
Wick and Wilma Hamstra
Steve Vens
Karyn Benner
Bev Johnson
Johnson Sanitation
Betsy Horton
Frank & Lorri Hogervorst
Ilderton Lions Club
Peter Thuss
Twynstra Family
Dan Carpenter
Wayne Hodgins Custom
Services
Bryan & Beth Smith
Outback Tire Shack Larry
Liddell
Jack & Ruth Hartling
Randy & Nancy Regier
A.C. VanderVloet
Construction
Amber Robinson
Masschelein Grain
Ian MacDonald
Jim & Marion Reith
New Life Mills
Amanda Williams
Steven and Mary Ann Rosser
Kathryn Brooker
Dorothy Whitehead
Peter and Sheryl Fagan
Kathleen Bunting
Brian and Sharon Gregory
Carlyle and Joan Campbell
Loreen Morley
David and Joan Goddard
Elaine McNair
Janet Bumstead

Thanks to all our supporters. It is because of you that Craigholme can grow its roots.

Capital Campaign Timeline

2017
The licence to operate our existing 83-bed home was renewed by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) for a 35-year term and approval granted for our rebuild.
2018
An application was made for an additional none (9) beds to accommodate residents with special needs, such as dementia.
2020
The Ministry approved our application for the nine additional beds.
NOW
With the architectural plans drawn up, we are ready to build!