Markhaven Home for Seniors


Markhaven is a publicly funded and inspected Long Term Care nursing home in Markham, recognized for the high quality of care and loving environment it provides to seniors in our community. Our 96-bed long term care facility has been serving Markham and the surrounding area for more than 50 years; from our simple beginnings in a small home on Markham Main Street to our new senior housing facility at 54 Parkway Ave, we have come along way with the help of our community, volunteers and the dedication of our staff.

As is stated in our Mission Statement, we strive to provide excellent service for residents of every culture in a supportive, caring Christian environment, and to maintain a high level of dignity and individuality. With your continued support we plan to be here for you and your families for many years to come.

Please refer to Resident Applications for information about admission.


National Volunteer Week April 12 – 18
Thank You to our Volunteers!

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Markhaven would like to say THANK YOU to our volunteers for their enormous contribution to our Home.

Over the past year, we have had many dedicated volunteers come in on a regular basis and donate their time and skills to our residents. Our volunteers come in during the week, on the weekends and in the evenings, many returning year after year, all of whom are incredibly special to residents and staff alike.

Some of our volunteers work directly with our residents, such as in chaplaincy, program services, or pet therapy. They sincerely enjoy their visits, bringing smiles to our residents’ faces and helping to make each day as enjoyable as possible.

Other volunteers assist in areas such as reception, environmental services or special events such as our yearly Gala for Giving fundraiser. Their assistance is also vital to the daily running of our Home and to ultimately providing the best care possible for our residents.

So THANK YOU to our volunteers! They are an integral part of Markhaven and we are so grateful to them for making a positive, significant impact on the daily lives of our residents.


Gala for Giving 2015

The 3rd annual Gala for Giving is approaching!Gala Flower

The Gala for Giving is a joint venture between the City of Markham and 12 community organizations, the purpose of which is to raise funds for each group, helping them to improve their services to the community.

The evening includes dinner, entertainment, a live auction, and raffle prizes. An enjoyable evening for everyone, all while raising funds for local non-profits!

Date:      Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time:      6:30pm
Place:     Le Parc Dining and Banquet (Hwy 7 & Leslie)
Tickets:  $125 each

All proceeds from Markhaven’s ticket sales and sponsorships go directly to Markhaven.

Sponsorships and Ad purchases available. Donations to Markhaven in support of the Gala fundraiser welcome: To Donate

For more details including a list of all participating organizations and details on sponsorships, please see our Sponsorship Package or the Gala for Giving website.

Please contact Laurie McClelland, Markhaven Foundation, at (905)201-3375 or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, make a donation, or for more information.

Thank you!
We look forward to seeing you at the Gala in support of Markhaven!


Women’s Committee of Markham Fall Fling 2014 – Thank You!

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Congratulations to the Women’s Committee of Markham on an immensely successful Fall Fling Luncheon and Fashion Show!

On Oct. 22nd, attendees of the Fall Fling were treated to an exciting, busy afternoon that included lunch, shopping, a fabulous silent auction, numerous raffle & door prizes and a glamorous fashion show. The afternoon was festive and cheerful, with an opportunity to mingle and chat throughout the afternoon. This year, the Fall Fling saw a record attendance of 650+ attendees!

The proceeds from this event are once again being generously donated to Markhaven and Unionvilla. Markhaven is more than grateful for the Women’s Committee of Markham’s continued support of our Home, which enables us to make significant improvements and directly improves the quality of life for our residents.

Once again, we thank the Women’s Committee from the bottom of our hearts and we offer our hearty congratulations on another terrific success!


Volunteer Awards

OLTCA Volunteer Award

Congratulations to a very dear, long-time volunteer, Nan Tainsh. Nan has been volunteering at Markhaven in many different capacities for many years, becoming indispensable to staff and residents alike. Nan has recently retired from her Chaplaincy volunteering here at Markhaven (while still volunteering in other areas) and we all miss her regular visits incredibly! This Spring, Nan received the Ontario Long Term Care Association Volunteer Award for her outstanding service to Markhaven and the community. We are very lucky to know Nan and to have her onboard and we wish her a hearty congratulations and our heartfelt thanks!

Economist & Sun “Smile of the Week”

Congratulations to Matthew Wolff! Matt is a student volunteer here at Markhaven on our Reception desk every Friday. Matt is friendly, regularly chats with residents and visitors, does a wonderful job on reception and is a pleasure to have in our Home. Matt was nominated by a family member to be the recipient of the Economist’s Smile of the Week award and Markhaven was happy to agree. The feature with Matt’s picture at Markhaven’s reception desk was published in the Economist & Sun the week of June 2nd. Congratulations to Matt once again on a job well done!