Glebe Centre Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

A Message of Welcome from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Glebe Centre’s Website. 


The Glebe Centre was founded in 1886, as the Protestant House of Refuge and has evolved over the years to meet the ever changing needs of long term care in the City of Ottawa.  Today, the Glebe Centre operates a campus of care, including a fully accredited 254-bed charitable not-for-profit long-term care home, and a comprehensive variety of community based programs, including a senior’s day program, through our Abbotsford House Seniors’ Centre.

There are approximately 300 dedicated staff, including Registered Nurses, Personal Support Workers, Program Facilitators, Food Service Workers, Environmental and Administrative personnel with over 2000 years of service at the Glebe Centre.

The Glebe Centre is dedicated to working with our residents, families, members, and clients in order to respond to individual physical, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs while encouraging and facilitating the maximum degree of independence possible. We care for those with dementia, as well as those who are cognitively intact but need personal assistance.

The Glebe Centre strives to be a leader in the provision of care, and an example of this is the building of a leading edge Snoezelen Room, which is a therapeutic and recreational environment beneficial to people with sensory, cognitive, physical and severe learning disabilities.   We are also proud to be a certified Music and Memory Home providing a program which focuses on the benefits of music to help decrease responsive behaviours, increased vocalization and expressions of gratitude and happiness.

The Glebe Centre has a dedicated floor for our Chinese community which offers a culturally sensitive environment with Chinese speaking staff, programs, entertainment and traditional Chinese meals. 

In 2014, we officially opened a unit for the culturally Deaf.  This unit provides for the specific needs of the Deaf community and is equipped with specialized fire alarm system with flashing lights, door bells with flashing lights, close caption television and other amenities to allow the deaf to feel at home.  Sign language training was also provided to staff to aid with communication with Residents. 
Thank you for visiting our website.

Lawrence Grant, Executive Director