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ORCA Leadership Series

Dynamic. Smart. Energetic. Committed.

Ontario’s retirement community sector is full of exceptional leaders who are changing the way the world thinks about senior living. ORCA has the privilege of sharing these leaders’ stories through the ORCA Leadership Series, a collection of interviews highlighting what retirement communities and their leaders are all about.

The sector is thriving, and the series serves to inspire, cultivate, and influence future leaders for the industry.
Click on the current leaders below to read their full interviews, and be sure to watch out for more interviews coming soon!

Meet Brent Binions, President and CEO of Chartwell Retirement Residences, who got his start in the senior housing sector as a young man working in the family business.

After more than 35 years in the sector, he was appointed President and CEO of Chartwell in 2009 and under his leadership, it has become the largest seniors’s housing company in Canada with more than 200 retirement and long term care communities in four provinces.

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Meet Lois Cormack, President and CEO of Sienna Senior Living. Since her appointment in 2013, Cormack has led the company through significant growth and transformation, successfully repositioning Sienna as one of Canada’s leading seniors living providers.

In 2014 and 2015, Cormack was named one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs in Profit/Canadian Business’ W100. Under her leadership in 2017, Sienna Senior Living was named among Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital.

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