Operation Friendship began with projects of Southminster United Church and the Sisters of Providence. Our initial service was a Drop-in centre for local seniors who were being displaced by urban redevelopment and found themselves in isolation.
Operation Friendship was formally incorporated. Since incorporation, Operation Friendship has offered Outreach, Helping Hands, Housing Registry, and Volunteer programs.
Pioneer Place, a 175 unit apartment building was developed to respond to those housing needs, and operated on it’s own.
Operation Friendship Housing Society (OFHS), a sister society was formed when the Rooming House, a 40 room building, was built for hard-to-house seniors.
The McCauley Seniors Drop-in Centre officially opened.
OFHS built Hutton Place, a 20 unit apartment building.
OFHS built Sparling Lodge a 20 suite lodge.
OFHS took over the management of McCauley Lodge, a 58 suite lodge from our friends at Greater Edmonton Foundation.
We amalgamated our two societies to become Operation Friendship Seniors Society (OFSS).
In partnership with Capital Region Housing Corporation, we manage Alliance Manor, a 42 unit apartment building.
OFSS took over management of Pioneer Place Senior Citizens apartment building. In total, OFSS manages 350 housing units throughout the inner-city, in our Rooming House, Apartments, Lodges.