Offsite Facility Tours

Both tour options are available as optional items on the conference registration form. Participation is limited.

Buses will depart promptly from Hotel Arts at 12:45 pm

Tour #1 – Meals on Wheels Facility

Visitors will tour of our 15,000 sq. ft. production facility, walk through our commercial kitchen and find out how we produce 2,500 meals per day with just one chef!

What began as a small operation, delivering meals to eight clients from a church basement has grown into a thriving, innovative production facility that prepares, packages and delivers 1,850 meals each day; more than 463,000 meals a year.

Although the principal clients are seniors, the organization offer several different programs that are open to all Calgarians who are in need of a meal service to maintain independence in their own homes, regardless of age or circumstance.  The focus is on serving all individuals in need of nutritious meals including the families, seniors, and vulnerable school children.

In over 50 years of service, Calgary Meals on Wheels has never missed a day of scheduled delivery!

South Calgary HospitalTour #2 – South Calgary Health Hospital

The tour of South Health campus will offer a unique opportunity to see this state of the art facility in full operation!!

Construction of South Health Campus started in 2007, the Campus rolled their programs and services from August 2012 to September 2013.

Currently, the hospital has just under 300 beds; specialty services include Neurology, Cardiology, Surgery, Mental Health, orthopedics and Maternity.

Meals are assembled in a centralized chilled environment, with two “cells”. South Health Campus uses the Burlodge B Pod Meal Delivery System; carts are transported to decentralized re-therm kitchens.

Whenever possible; patients are given the opportunity to make menu selections via a “Spoken Menu”.   A “room service” menu is provided to maternity patients.

The South Health Campus is the first in Canada to incorporate a YMCA in a hospital setting.  In fact, one reason the SHC is called a campus and not a hospital is because of its emphasis on wellness services and health promotion.



Competency 3.0 Competency 5.0
Location: Off-site Event Date: June 21, 2019 Time: 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm