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Stories of Growth

The team members and leaders at the heart of Village life are the keepers of the Schlegel Villages culture; they live our values in the service of residents and they drive the organization’s mission forward every day.

“In every neighbourhood of every Village, we see these wonderful, committed team members giving the best of themselves to others,” says Christy Parsons, Vice President of People with Schlegel Villages. “To meet the challenges and demands of the present and the future in terms of staffing our Villages with the best people that align with our values and our culture, we need to nurture our leaders from within.”

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Ted's Story of Growth

“Schlegel Villages is one large community, one large family across Ontario,” he adds. “I love when the organization as a whole comes together to learn during conferences to welcome resident and families to participate in those conferences.”

As the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing with Schlegel Villages, Ted supports the growth of the organization across all Villages, but he began more than 20 years ago as recreation student, not sure he was even interested in working in a seniors’ environment. When he began at The Village of Winston Park, however, he was immediately drawn to the relationships he built with residents. Whether as team member, director or manager with the central Support Office, these relationships are what Ted thrives on, and he has channelled that passion into successful social campaigns, such as the successful #ElderWisdom events over several years. 

“I’m proud to work at Schlegel Villages and take my own seat on the green bench to listen to the stories of our seniors, the wisdom that’s offered through our podcast, through the green bench program, or just in general at the Villages,” Ted says.