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 6 – 12

Thank you to our Volunteers!

Volunteers Clip ArtMarkhaven would like to say THANK YOU to all of our incredible volunteers for the generous gift of their time and the work they do on behalf of our residents.

Over the past year, we have had many dedicated volunteers come in on a regular basis and selflessly donate their time and skills to our residents. Our volunteers are thoughtful and compassionate and they sincerely enjoy working with our residents and making each and every day as special as possible.

Our volunteers help out in most areas of our Home and come in to lend a hand on weekdays, weekends, and evenings. They are consistently reliable and helpful and a pleasure to have here, including, of course, our students – the residents love having younger people here and really enjoy their visits! Our Activity Program volunteers are immensely helpful and friendly and we couldn’t do without them.  Our Reception volunteers are a great help to the staff and those coming in and out of the building. Our Chaplaincy volunteers are a vital part of our Home and of the utmost importance to our residents; we can’t thank them enough for their kind visits and invaluable support to our residents.

So thank you to all of our volunteers! You are an integral part of what makes this Home so special and the residents and staff alike can’t thank you enough for all you do.


Gala for Giving 2014

Gala Flower

The 2nd annual Gala for Giving is approaching!

The Gala for Giving is a joint venture between the City of Markham and 12 community organizations to raise funds to improve their services to the community.

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

Date:  Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 6pm reception, 7pm dinner
Place: Le Parc Dining and Banquet (Hwy 7 & Leslie)
Tickets: $125 each (includes tax)

All proceeds from Markhaven’s ticket sales and sponsorships go directly to Markhaven.
Items for silent auction welcome. Sponsorships available.

For more details including a list of all participating organizations and details on sponsorships, please see our Sponsorship Package.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!


Women’s Committee of Markham Spring Fling 2014

Spring Flowers The Women Committee of Markham’s Gardening on the Green event is approaching! Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy lunch, a raffle and silent auction, and gardening boutique Pathways to Perennials. The guest speaker will be Carson Arthur (can be seen on CityLine) on the topic of Low Maintenance Gardening. A fun and entertaining learning experience for everyone!

Date:  Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Time:  10am doors open, 10:30am guests seated, 11:00am speaker, 12:30pm lunch
Place:  Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club, Stouffville
Tickets:  $40

All proceeds go to the residents’ gardens at Markhaven and Unionvilla. See you there!


Women’s Committee of Markham Fall Fling 2013

Congratulations to the Women’s Committee of Markham on a successful, fun and entertaining Fall Fling 2013!

WC Fall Fling Flyer 2013 (2)

Over 550 attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch and spectacular Fashion Show. Friends and family chatted, laughed and socialized while visiting the incredible silent auction tables and tantalizing vendor display tables. There were also door prizes and raffle prizes, all contributing to a festive, cheerful afternoon for everyone.

The proceeds from this event are kindly being donated to Markhaven and Unionvilla. The Women’s Committee of Markham generously continues to support our Home, making significant improvements in many areas and directly improving the quality of life for our residents. We thank the Women’s Committee from the bottom of our hearts!