The Minister’s Seniors Service Awards honour Albertans who improve the lives of seniors and their communities through outstanding service. These dedicated individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations use their time and talents to provide services to seniors, help them stay connected and advocate for their well-being.

“This outstanding group of Albertans have gone above and beyond during these difficult times to step up and make a difference in seniors’ lives. By helping seniors facing technology barriers with innovative solutions and the right supports, they helped keep seniors connected to their communities and remain valued members of our society.”

Jason Kenney, Premier

This year, a special service award category, the Spirit Award, was introduced to recognize an individual, group, business or non-profit organization that went above and beyond to bring joy to isolated seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All across the province, dedicated volunteers have stepped up to lend a helping hand to improve the lives of seniors. Even during a pandemic, these Albertans continued to offer their time, talent and dedication to support seniors when they needed it most. Congratulations to each of our 2021 award winners for your outstanding service to Alberta seniors.”

Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing

2021 Minister’s Seniors Service Award recipients

Individual category

  • Benita Galandy, Grande Prairie
  • Cory Young, Peace River
  • Dr. Haidong Liang, Edmonton

Business category

  • Aspen Care Ltd., Calgary

Organization category

  • Jewish Family Service Calgary, Calgary
  • Linking Generations Society of Alberta, Sherwood Park
  • Volunteer Strathcona, Sherwood Park

Alice Modin Award

  • Dirk Bannister, Airdrie

Special service category

  • Meagan Chapman, Parkland County

Details about each recipient are available at