Seniors Housing

Affordable, appropriate housing for MD seniors.

In partnership with the Town of Slave Lake and the MD of Opportunity, Lesser Slave River is a member municipality of the Lesser Slave lake Region Housing Authority (LSLRHA). This vital organization works to provide all residents of the region with access to affordable, appropriate, safe and suitable housing to help improve the ability of seniors in the community to live healthy and active lives. In addition to the member municipalities, the LSLRHA is governed by the Royal Canadian Legion #110 - Slave Lake Branch, and the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 5.

LSLRHA houses more than 650 individuals in 335 units, staffed by more than 35 full and part-time workers who are directly employed in various capacities; administration, management, maintenance and direct service personnel.


LSLHRA Programs

20 units in Lakeside Legion Manor in Slave Lake, and 4 units Evergreen Apartments in Smith

The Provincial Government owns senior self-contained apartments and deficit funds LSLRHA to operate the units within the Alberta Housing Act. This program is targeted to independent seniors over 65 years of age. Prospective clients are required to submit applications, and each client is point-scored according to Province-wide approved regulations. Eligible clients are then placed on a waiting list until a suitable unit becomes available. Units are individual one-bedroom suites, and include a fridge, stove and full bathroom. Clients are required to pay 30% of their gross income to a maximum of market rent. Heat, water and sewer are included in the rent charges.

780.849.4505

77 family housing units in Slave Lake, and 3 family housing units in Smith

The Provincial Government owns senior self-contained apartments and deficit funds LSLRHA to operate the units within the Alberta Housing Act. This program is targeted to independent seniors over 65 years of age. Prospective clients are required to submit applications, and each client is point-scored according to Province-wide approved regulations. Eligible clients are then placed on a waiting list until a suitable unit becomes available. There are 2, 3 and 4-bedroom units available, and include a fridge, stove and full bathroom. Clients are required to pay 30% of their gross income to a maximum of market rent. Heat, water and sewer are included in the rent charges.

780.849.4505

This is a limited-budget program funded by the Provincial government. Under this program, clients have a lease with private landlord, and a subsidy agreement with LSLRHA. LSLRHA refunds the client the difference between market rent and 30% of income to a maximum of $400. This subsidy agreement is reviewed annually.

780.849.4505

This is a limited-budget program funded by the Provincial government. Under this program, LSLRHA establishes a contract with a private landlord. The tenant pays 30% of their rent to the landlord, plus the cost of utilities. LSLRHA pays the landlord the difference between market rent and 30% of income.

780.849.4505

Vanderwell Heritage Lodge has 40 Lodge units and 8 Designated Assisted Living units receiving support from Alberta Heath Services. Units are bachelor suites ranging from 385 to 608 square feet, and are targeted to functionally independent seniors 65 or older. Rent is based on room size and ranges from $1097 to $1385 month. Rent includes all meals, housekeeping, activities and internet service. LSLRHA receives funding from three areas: resident rent; requisitions from the local municipalities and community groups; and the provincial government Lodge Assistance Program (LAP) grant for low income seniors. Provincial regulation stipulates that clients must be left with $315 disposable income.

780.849.2927

The 29 suites at this facility are targeted towars independent seniors 55 years of age or over. Units are individual 1 and 2 bedroom suites, and include a fridge, stove, stackable washer & dryer, and internet service. An exercise room and multipurpose room are included in the facility. Rents range from $1,241 to $1,935 per month, and include all services (power, water, heat, cable). Clients can purchase meal packages and laundry services, and are encouraged to join the monthly Lodge activity programs. This program is not deficit funded by the provincial government.

780.849.2927

This mixed-market program features two 17-suite 1 and 2 bedroom apartment buildings with rents ranging from $950-$1100 per month. The breakdown is 14 units at market rent; 10 units at affordable rent (10% below market rent); and 10 units at social housing rent (30% of renter's income). Rent includes water and heat. Prospective clients are required to submit an application. This program is not deficit funded by the provincial government.

780.849.4505

LSLRHA operates a regional shuttle bus with the support of Tri-council. This shuttle bus service is targeted toward seniors and wheelchair-bound persons. Under this service, Tuesdays and Thursdays are designated for pre-booked Smith and Assineau areas. In-town trips are $5, and out-of-town trips are $10 (charges include the return trip). Support personnel (live-in caregivers) who must accompany a client will not be charged a fare. Pass punch cards can also be purchased.

780.849.2927


Other Seniors Housing Facilities

Pembina Lodge has 68 lodge units ranging in size from 200-400 square feet. Each private room includes a bed/sitting area and a separate 3 piece bathroom. Residents can bring their own furniture (some conditions apply). The lodge offers a spacious common area, assisted tub/shower facilities, cable television, wheelchair accessibility, laundry services, a central dining room, housekeeping service once per week, meal service, employees on duty 24 hours, and a beautifully landscaped yard with paved sidewalks.

Pembina Lodge opened in 1960 and originally accommodated fifty residents who shared bathroom facilities. A cottage unit to house four couples was built in 1970, which contained kitchen facilities and a central laundry facility. In 1972, a lodge addition was completed to accommodate ten more residents. By 1976, the demand was increasing for more rooms. Sixteen single rooms, a larger lounge area and considerable renovations (which included bathroom facilities for each resident) took place. Another eighteen-month renovation/construction project started in May 1992. The existing building was modernized and a twenty suite, two-storey wing was added on to the building. The new lodge also enables access to the Seniors Drop-in Center and the Westlock downtown area nearby.

10247 – 104 Street, Westlock AB T7P 1V4
780.349.3600 ext. 233
780.349.4335


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave River region is almost twice the size of Prince Edward Island with 1/15 the population – this truly lets you feel like you are getting away from it all, whether you’re raising your family here or just getting away for the weekend. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Town of Slave Lake

Partners in intermunicipal stewardship.

With a current population of roughly seven thousand residents, the Town of Slave Lake is located within the borders of the MD of Lesser Slave River at the southeastern tip of Lesser Slave Lake. Lesser Slave River Administration and Council members work in tandem with their counterparts at the Town of Slave Lake on a number of intermunicipal initiatives vital to everyone who works, lives and plays within the region. Additionally, vital services such as Lesser Slave Region Fire Services and the RCMP are shared between the Town and the MD.

The Town's library, parks system and recreational facilities make Slave Lake an important social hub for the entire Lesser Slave River area. For more information on the Town of Slave Lake, please visit the Slave Lake municipal website.


Intermunicipal Cooperation

Tri-Council

Learn More

Fire Services

Learn More

Healthcare

Learn More

 


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

As the Sawridge townsite grew, the name changed to Slave Lake in 1923. The community was built on the banks of the Lake and by 1935 disaster struck, flooding the hamlet – a new townsite was founded approximately two and a half miles south, where the heart of Slave Lake is located today. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Regional Library Services

Part of a distributed knowledge network.

In 1986, 21 municipalities formed a partnership that created Peace Library System (PLS) with a shared mandate to ensure that patrons in small, rural libraries enjoy a standard of library service equal to that of larger, urban centres. Funding for Peace Library System is provided by municipalities, member library boards, the province, and by contracts-for-service with a number of school authorities.

The Peace Library System service area covers over 92,000 square miles (24 million hectares) with a current member population of over 153,000 in 38 municipalities. The MD of Lesser Slave River is proud to be one of the municipalities within this system. Residents and visitors alike can access local library facilities at the Smith Community Library, Flatbush Community Library, and the Slave Lake Regional Library.


Lesser Slave River Libraries


CONTACT DETAILS
 Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library Website
 780.849.5250
 780.849.3275
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HOURS OF OPERATION
 Monday: Closed
 Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm
 Wednesday and Friday: Closed
 Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
 Sunday: Closed

MEMBERSHIPS
Adult: $15 per year
Family: $20 per year
Juvenile: $10 per year
Seniors: Free
Class rate: $2 per student per school year
Institutional: $35 per year
Non-TRAC temporary card: $35

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The Slave Lake Regional Library Board is currently looking for two new board members. If you are interested in this opportunity, please pick up an application form available at the library.


CONTACT DETAILS
Smith Community Library Website
 780.675.7080
 780.829.2389
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HOURS OF OPERATION
 Monday: Closed
 Tuesday: 12:00pm to 7:00pm
 Wednesday: 12:30pm to 3:30pm
 Thursday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm
 Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Closed


CONTACT DETAILS
Flatbush Community Library Website
 780.681.3756
 780.681.3756
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HOURS OF OPERATION
 Monday: Closed
 Tuesday: 10:00am to 2:00pm | 5:00pm to 9:00pm
 Wednesday: Closed
 Thursday: 10:00am to 1:00pm
 Friday: Closed
 Saturday: 10:00am to 3:00pm
 Sunday: Closed


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave River Region includes the Town of Slave Lake, Municipal District of Lesser Slave River, and the Sawridge First Nation, who are dedicated to building a collaborative and cohesive future together. The Slave Lake Region encompasses all areas within the three entities – together they cover more than 10,000 square kilometers. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Healthcare

The backbone of a strong community.

Alberta Health Services provides health care programs and services to all Albertans. The Slave Lake Healthcare Centre and HEALTHLink Alberta are two of Alberta Health Services' amenities available to our community.

Serving the Slave Lake region, the Slave Lake Healthcare Centre is a fully integrated facility with acute care, continuing care, and community health services all under one roof. Some of the services provided include emergency, pharmacy, renal dialysis, rehabilitation, ultrasound, and X-Ray HEALTHLink Alberta is a Government of Alberta initiative in partnership with Alberta Health Services that operates a 24/7 telephone health advice and health information service answered by registered nurses that anyone in Alberta can access.

In the event of a FIRE, POLICE, MEDICAL or other emergency requiring immediate assistance: DIAL 911.


Regional Healthcare Facilities


CONTACT DETAILS

 Alberta Health Services Website
 780.342.2000
 780-342-2060


CONTACT DETAILS

 Slave Lake Healthcare Centre Website
 780.805.3500
 780.805.3577

Senior Care and Housing Facilities


Helping you to live the happiest, healthiest and most fulfilling lifestyle possible.

Vanderwell Heritage Place is a senior's housing facility located in beautiful Slave Lake, Alberta. The Vanderwell Heritage Place currently operates 40 lodge style suites, 29 self-contained apartments, and 8 designated assisted living units. The Lodge offers newly renovated comfort in a friendly, supportive and comfortable atmosphere.

CONTACT DETAILS

 Vanderwell Lodge Website
 780.849.2927
 780.849.5251
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Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

On May 15, 2011, large parts of Lesser Slave River were affected by wildfires in the area. Winds pushed the flames into the Town and surrounding communities, destroying many houses and businesses. The actions of the MD and its residents, and as their stoic resolution to rebuild from the ashes, are a living testament to the region’s “Rugged & Real” motto. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Education

Moulding and mentoring our future leaders.

High Prairie School Division # 48 and Aspen View Regional Division #19 are responsible for providing educational services to the public school students living in the urban and rural areas within the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River. Both divisions value exemplary teaching, leadership, and collaborative partnerships, and aim to prepare students to be socially responsible, successful individuals.

The Living Waters Catholic Regional Division # 42 provides services to families and students in the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River seeking a Catholic educational environment. The division offers five schools, one within the municipality's boundaries, and strives to nurture the unique gifts and potential of every child in their separate school system.


Schools in the Lesser Slave River Region

 Smith School website
 Grades: K - 12
 3600 48 Ave, Athabasca AB T9S 1M8
 780.829.3979

 E.G. Wahlstrom School website
 Grades: 3 - 6
 228 4 Ave NW, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A1
 780.849.3539

 Koinonia Christian School website
 Grades: ECS - 9
 2 St NE, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
 780.849.5400

 Roland Michener Secondary School website
 Grades: 7 - 12
 106 7 St SE, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A3
 780.849.3064

 St. Mary of the Lake Catholic School website
 Grades: K - 12
 409 6 Ave SW, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A4
 780.849.5244

 Lakeside Outreach School website
 Grades: Junior/Senior
 117 3 Ave NE, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
 780.849.2992

 W.R. Frose School website
 Grades: K - 9
 PO Box 150, Fawcett AB T0G 0Y0
 780.954.3827

 R.F. Staples Secondary School Website
 Grades: 10 -12
 10015 104 St, Westlock AB T7P 1T8
 780.349.44542

 Northern Lakes College website
 Grades: Adult Learners
 1201 Main St SE, Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A3
 1-866.652.3456


School Divisions


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

Outdoor enthusiasts find world class activities in the Slave Lake Region: fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, golfing, motocross, snowmobiling, ATV-ing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and more! Sports such as hockey, soccer, curling, baseball, cricket, swimming and tennis are enjoyed by all in the area. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Cemetery

Lakeview Cemetery.

The Lakeview Cemetery is situated in the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124. Located on Holmes Trail SE, in the Municipal District of Lesser Slave Lake, this site is a calm and peaceful place.

They are not yet selling plots, but please keep posted for more information.

 

 

 


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Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

On July 6, 2011, Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited the Lesser Slave River region to offer encouragement to residents and rebuilding efforts in the wake of the devastating wildfires that hit the region in May. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Arts & Culture

Abundant inspiration and entertainment opportunities.

People who live in the Lesser Slave River region play just as hard as they work. Regardless of the season, a spectrum of cultural activities can be found. Various organizations and individuals play a vital and growing role in the development of arts, culture and heritage in our unique boreal region. Some exceptional acts venture here from all parts of Canada - and farther afield - to entertain and inspire.

Looking for something different to see, hear and absorb? Visit this section for a growing list of cultural venues and organizations. Also, check out the MD's Events Calendar to see the arts & cultural opportunities coming up.


Arts & Culture in the Lesser Slave River Region

Stage North is a non-profit organization that draws music, dance and cultural acts to the area, and organizes events that connect many talented Canadian musicians and performers with Lesser Slave River audiences. Local residents Len and Nicola Ramsey, Bill and Ellen Criss, Stacy Kirtio, Dawn Pudlo, Carmen Pearson, Sue Deas, Dave Symington, Sheri Smears and Bruce Beamer make up Stage North, with the support of volunteer sound man Neil Deas.

The primary space for Stage North is the newly opened Legacy Centre in the Town of Slave Lake. This beautiful new theatre is a wonderful place to experience Stage North’s productions. Stage North receives grant funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, as well as the generous support of local businesses.

Contact Stage North by phone at 780.849.3348 | 780.849.3371 | 780.849.2266 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Smith-Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo is held on Labour Day weekend and showcases the rodeo, chariot racing and calf roping, with a large dance and open festival. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Moving to the MD

Discover a place you'll never want to leave.

There are many wonderful places to live in the great region of Lesser Slave River. Whether it's the search of true work/life balance, the desire to be closer to friends and family, or the lure of an exciting career opportunity, Lesser Slave River has much to offer anyone with an open mind and an adventurous spirit. The halfway point between Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Lesser Slave River has an abundance of amenities, opportunities and recreational outlets. Above all, those who venture to our region for a short visit or a permanent home will find a close-knit network of family-first communities.

Regardless of your reasons for resettling in Lesser Slave River, this section will direct you to the local resources and information you need to get started.

For New Resident Information, or to discover everything our beautiful region has to offer, make sure to visit SlaveLakeRegion.ca.


Real Estate

 Century 21 website
223-2nd Avenue NW, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
780.849.2229

 Royal LePage website
109 6 Ave SE, P.O. Box 507, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0 CA
780.805.3111

 Re/Max website
401 Main St. NE, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
780.849.4085


Rental Accommodations


3 Bedroom Units
608 6 Ave SE, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
780.849.5297


1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Units
201 12 Ave SW, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
780.849.2604


Various units and locations available.
2010 Pioneer Dr. SW, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
780.849.5102


social, seniors, below market and at market rental units.
Various units and locations available.
780.849.4505


Various units and locations available.
780.849.1694


1, 2 & 3 bedroom units
Various units and locations available.
780.849.805.6056


1 & 2 bedroom units
612-616 Main St. NW, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
780.849.3220


1 & 2 bedroom units
600 6 St. SE, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
780.805.0481


1 & 2 bedroom units
309 2 St. NE, Slave Lake AB T0G 2A0
780.849.4664


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave River region is almost twice the size of Prince Edward Island with 1/15 the population – this truly lets you feel like you are getting away from it all, whether you’re raising your family here or just getting away for the weekend. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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Slave Lake Airport

Slave Lake Airport

Serving business, forestry and tourism.

Hosting thousanbds of flights each year, the Slave Lake airport provides fast, convenient access to the forestry, petroleum and tourism industries. The airport is a Transport Canada certified airport and is operated by the Slave Lake Airport Services Commission.

A busy airport, the airport had over 7,500 aircraft movements in 2012, with the majority of those being commercial and helicopter. The airport is also home to a medevac base, which provides area residents with access to primary healthcare in the province. A unique feature of the airport is that it hosts a water bomber base, which services the largest area in the province. Several water bomber planes are stationed at the base, allowing for an active response to fighting wildfires in northern Alberta.


Contact Details

 Slave Lake Airport Services Commission | C/O Box 1030 | Slave Lake, Alberta Canada T0G2A0
 780.849.3089
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Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

Lesser Slave River is “Iyaghchi Eennu Sepe “ in Cree, meaning "River of the Strange People." The river itself is a major tributary of the Athabasca River. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
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MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

 info (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.849.4888
 1.866.449.4888
 780.849.4939

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