About Northwood

Northwood began in 1962 as a social movement in response to the plight of seniors living alone in Halifax. What emerged was a shared belief that people, committed to an ideal, could make a difference in the world. Since its inception, Northwood has become a powerful voice for seniors in Nova Scotia, demanding a new approach to aging in place.

Today, we are the largest not-for-profit continuing care organization in Atlantic Canada, but what does this mean for you? It means that Northwood is a place of “firsts.” When life changes, and society changes, Northwood leads the way, incorporating revolutionary designed, responsive care. From new ideas to new technologies, we are empowered to do this, because our focus is on people, not on profit margins.

We have led the way for over 55 years as Nova Scotia’s dynamic continuing care organization committed to innovation and change. We are recognized both here at home and across Canada as an extraordinary example of the power of social justice, but we like to call it the power of love!

About the Northwood Foundation

The Northwood Foundation raises the funds needed to support the development of programs and services at Northwood that add to the quality of life for residents and clients. 

The Foundation provides funding over and above what is covered in our annual operating budget for new equipment, special projects and initiatives, staff education and research. As demand for more services and programs increase and new needs are identified, the Foundation continues to play an important role in the development of Northwood.