Creating jobs and improving access to care

Minister Panda and Minister Shandro, with Clark Builders employees, look at construction plans for the new Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre.

Alberta’s government recently awarded the contract for the new continuing care centre to Clark Builders. The contractors are now on site and expect to complete the project in late 2023.

“Projects like the Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre protect the livelihoods of tradespeople and others employed in the construction industry. Investments in infrastructure projects now are laying the foundation for the private sector to grow and create thousands of additional good-paying jobs for Albertans, which is crucial to our economic recovery.”

Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

“This is fantastic news for individuals and families in the Calgary area whose loved ones need access to health services as they age or their health conditions change. The future residents of the Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre can look forward to receiving quality care and services in their own community. The Alberta government supports projects like this that will add much-needed continuing care spaces across the province.”

Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health

“This is an important project that will help in the delivery of quality continuing care for Calgarians. It will provide a safe, comfortable and supportive home for seniors with chronic health needs and persons with disabilities and help reduce the number of people waiting in hospital for the appropriate level of continuing care.”

Dr. Verna Yiu, AHS president and CEO, Alberta Health Services

The Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre will help address a shortage of spaces for Calgarians requiring continuing and complex care. The new centre will also free up hospital beds for patients requiring active treatment.

Alberta’s government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting lives and livelihoods with precise measures to bend the curve, sustain small businesses and protect Alberta’s health-care system.

Quick facts

  • The Bridgeland Continuing Care Centre will be a combination of seniors day programs and continuing care units. The day programs will be located on the main floor podium.
  • 198 individual resident rooms will be located over the four upper level floors.
  • There will be a walkout basement that includes a commercial kitchen, loading dock and other support services. 
  • The total approved budget for this project is $130.5 million.