We work shoulder-to-shoulder with neighbours to create homes with dignity. Everyone deserves a home. Everyone contributes to a great neighbourhood.
Jack Long was a nationally respected architect, planner and community activist who profoundly impacted the nature of Calgary communities. Most notably, Jack's work was guided by his simple thesis statement "Every man the planner". Jack believed in true participational planning and fought for the right of every community to be given the opportunity to have meaningful involvement in the future of their community. "There is an infinity of possible viewpoints, but the only one that can be said to be proper is the standpoint or viewpoint of the community itself."
"There is an infinity of possible viewpoints, but the only one that can be said to be proper is the standpoint or viewpoint of the community itself." - Jack Long
Greg makes his home in Vancouver, BC and works as a contract CADWorx Designer for various companies in Alberta and BC. As an avid community volunteer, Greg gained experience in community revitalization, when he took on the role of Redevelopment Chair of the Inglewood Community Association from the mid to late 1990’s. Greg also assisted in the Association with social and fundraising events and interfaced with the Inglewood Business Zone, and was an enthusiastic volunteer on election campaigns. In addition to Jack Long Foundation, Greg has continued fulfilling his volunteer spirit by working with seniors in Vancouver’s West End.
Arden Dalik is a leading expert in Executive Compensation and Performance Systems Design. She has advised organizations across North America in a wide variety of industries. Arden specializes in Executive Compensation, Board Governance, Strategic Pay Alignment and Performance Systems. Arden writes frequent articles on Board and executive compensation and governance issues. She has written for HR Reporter, World at Work, Queens University IRC, and numerous other national and international publications. Arden is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and serves on numerous not-for-profit Boards of Directors. She is also a part of the teaching faculty for the Executive Compensation Certification Program Network.
Josie Casale, an Italian born immigrant, came to Canada in 1955.
She is a founding partner of Perfect Fit Manufacturing, started as a small home business in her basement, and has been operating for 38 years in Calgary. Josie, who has been an active volunteer in the Inglewood and Ramsay communities for over 20 years, is primarily interested in the elderly. Her experience as a successful small business owner balance by her service in several capacities as a board member of the Ramsay Community Association and on the board of the Alexandra Centre Society in Inglewood bring special insight and knowledge to the Jack Long Foundation.
Josie was the main caregiver to her grandmother, mother and father. She agrees, wholeheartedly, with Jack Long Foundation’s ideas regarding enriching the lives of seniors within their own community.
Josie believes that seniors, who, reconnect with old friends, neighbours and people having a similar background are more capable of exploring their talents, and having a fulfilling life.
Director - Conservation Architecture, LeMay Architects
Mark is involved in various stages of the design process and plays a key role in the development of heritage project strategies.
His passion for architecture stems from childhood, where he would observe and work with his father—a designer and builder. His interest in heritage conservation is the result of growing up in a small town in Alberta with a largely intact Main Street from the early 1900s. His passion has grown into a sense of conservation and understanding of how contemporary uses and interventions can coexist with historic conditions in a mutually beneficial environment.
Mark taught as a part-time sessional instructor with Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary. This experience provided him an opportunity to prepare young designers on the positive impact shaping the built environment has on people’s lives. He is a former President of The Alberta Association of Architects and is currently a registered architect in Alberta and British Columbia. Mark was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2014.
Michael is a retired accountant who spent most of his career in the Oil & Gas Industry. For many years, he has been a passionate volunteer on various church and other not-for-profit boards. He has been an Inglewood resident for over 15 years, and now feels very blessed to serve seniors in the demographic of which he is now a member! He was volunteered for the Jack Long Foundation in various tasks and most notably, was instrumental in building a seniors’ community garden as part of JLF’s Neighbour-To-Neighbour Program.
Lawyer & Principle Borhot Law
Samerah received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science from the University of Calgary in 2006. She graduated from the University of Alberta Law School in 2011 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2012. Samerah has practiced in the community of Inglewood since the beginning of her law career. Her practice includes: drafting of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Personal Directives; Probate Applications; Adult Guardian and Trustee Applications, and Estate Litigation. In addition, the firm offers legal services in the areas of corporate law and real estate law.Prior to becoming a lawyer Samerah owned and operated a successful small business in Calgary for 10 years and taught preschool before that.
Samerah is proud to be a native Calgarian and even more proud to be the mother of 5 adult children each of whom are thriving in their respective callings.
Outside of her profession Samerah enjoys running, hiking, yoga (sometimes), Zumba, book club, sharing meals with family and friends, and, travelling.
Shirley-anne began her life in Burma and immigrated to Montreal, moved to Calgary in 1980 and continued a career in advertising graphic design and art direction. While volunteering for the Inglewood Community Association, she gained respect for community self direction and volunteerism. She worked on inner city issues with the Inner City Coalition, chaired the Corrections Canada Halfway House Committee in Calgary, and founded the Saint Vincent de Paul Society at St. Mary’s Cathedral. As President of the Inglewood Community Association she was involved in redevelopment, community and transportation planning, intergovernmental issues, park reclamation & development, property tax issues, and interfaced with the local businesses. It led her to advocate for community solutions to prostitution issues and steered her to chairing the Servants Anonymous Foundation. She developed operational policies, negotiated leases, and initiated community based programs, services and partnerships for the Alexandra Centre Society. She is pleased to have instituted a community focused family medical clinic, by recruiting and collaborating with doctors from abroad. The Jack Long Foundation was founded to honour and keep alive the spirit of her friend and colleague Jack to develop low-income housing with communities engaging as active stakeholders.
Volunteers make things happen. Some of our volunteers helped do the physical work associated with home repairs & outdoor projects. Event & fundraising volunteers help us to host fundraisers and events and assist in event set-up and planning.
We couldn't do it without them!
Thinks he's human. Greets customers, and brings smiles.
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