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How Can We Help You?

A Passion for Caring

See The Studies

Commited To Expansion

Our Approach To Nourishment

Where We Serve

Make A Difference

We Take Care Of Our Team Members

Learn About Senior Living

Education & Information For Families

Blog Articles

Origin Green Living

The People Of Origin

FAQs

Press Room

Due to COVID-19, all Club-O memberships are currently suspended. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at 250-751-7755.

a

How Can We Help You?

A Passion for Caring

See The Studies

Commited To Expansion

Our Approach To Nourishment

Where We Serve

Make A Difference

We Take Care Of Our Team Members

Learn About Senior Living

Education & Information For Families

Blog Articles

Origin Green Living

The People Of Origin

FAQs

Press Room

Introducing

A Powerful Brand for Senior Housing & Wellness Services in the UK

Origin Way UK’s mission is to focus on enriching the lives ofpeople aged 75+ through a true wellness lifestyle promisebuilt around health, activity & community with plans tooperate in urban and countryside locations. 

 Our team is comprised of professionals experienced at creatingand operating continuing care retirement communities. 

 Our track record of success is driven by well trained,passionate team members – the Origin Academy stafftraining & talent development school is integrated intoevery new Origin facility. 

Introducing

A Powerful Brand for Senior Housing & Wellness Services in the UK

Origin Way UK’s mission is to focus on enriching the lives ofpeople aged 75+ through a true wellness lifestyle promisebuilt around health, activity & community with plans tooperate in urban and countryside locations. 

 Our team is comprised of professionals experienced at creatingand operating continuing care retirement communities. 

 Our track record of success is driven by well trained,passionate team members – the Origin Academy stafftraining & talent development school is integrated intoevery new Origin facility. 

MEET OUR TEAM

Origin International

Origin’s International Team is made up of talented and highly experienced individualswho all share a common “passion for caring” and a fundamental commitment to ethical and moral responsibility. The Company has offices in Canada, Poland and the UK. 

Neil Prashad

President & CEO

 

Neil Prashad

President & CEO

Neil Prashad has been involved in the real estate development and retirement housing
industries in Canada and the USA since 1987. He has an undergraduate degree in
Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo and two Masters degrees from MIT
where he focused on developing Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
While at MIT, Neil also completed the Health Care Administration course at the
Harvard Business School.

Prior to acquiring Origin, Neil was the first Chief Operating Officer then Executive Vice
President of Amica Mature Lifestyles. While with Amica, Neil was instrumental in
creating and implementing the business plan that saw Amica grow from 4 to 22
facilities and develop new CCRCs in Vancouver and Toronto. Neil was the key figure
in the development of these CCRCs, and he held the responsibilities of community
design and functional programming, preparation of disclosure and other documents
for condominium sales, management of the marketing and condominium pre-sales
process, pre-opening operations planning, and the implementation of staffing and
operational systems for post-opening management of the completed facilities. Neil has
published many articles on seniors’ housing in trade journals and has been a speaker
at several national conferences. He was past Chairman of the Advisory Working Group
on Seniors Housing for the Region of Peel in Ontario and is a Sessional Lecturer in the
Real Property Program at York University’s Schulich Business School.

 

Amanda Evelyn

Manager, Business Development UK

 

Amanda Evelyn

Manager, Business Development UK

​Amanda is Origin’s UK based Business Development Manager. She is a London trained
RN with specialist training in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

Amanda is spearheading the UK implementation of our proven OriginWay operational
platform and industry-leading staff training curriculum. She applies her insights gained
as a licensed and registered nurse coupled with 20 years of experience in the real
estate and hospitality sectors. Amanda is also responsible for regulatory compliance,
marketing of new Origin communities as well as growing Origin’s brand and influence
within the UK retirement housing and care sector.

Todd Donnelly

Senior Advisor

 

Todd Donnelly

Senior Advisor

Todd plays a central role in Origin’s UK expansion, establishing key relationships with
investors and development partners. With over 30 years in the property industry, he’s
gained extensive experience across a broad range of asset classes. In Canada, Todd
worked for both private and institutional employers, including the country’s largest
landowner. Since moving to the UK in 2002, he’s been involved in real estate
development, set up a boutique property finance brokerage, and held board positions
in the investment management and sheltered housing sectors.

Todd holds a BCom in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia.

Sara Livadeas

Head, Operations and Engagement Program

 

Sara Livadeas

Head, Operations and Engagement Program 

Sara has 30 years experience working in social care in the UK. Working for a large local authority, she has commissioned services for all age adults before moving to the operator space, where she has run services for older people, including care homes and housing with care. Sara has written a guide on how to successfully open a new care home sponsored by Care England. She will be responsible for regulatory compliance, care quality and the wellbeing off both residents and team members.  

Sara is a strong advocate for people in later life and tweets regularly about social care policy. She has recently been appointed Chair of Age UK Oxfordshire. Sara is a qualified Social Worker with an MBA. 

Kerry McGregor

Manager, Procurement and Interior Design 

 

Kerry McGregor

Manager, Procurement and Interior Design

Kerry McGregor is a trained Interior Designer and Aging-in-Place Specialist. For the
past 14 years, Kerry McGregor has been spearheading the Interior Design department
within Origin. She works closely with the architects, interior design firms, and
consultants to ensure Origin’s projects are completed to our high standard while
simultaneously making sure our budgets are on target.

Kerry coordinates the research, selection, procurement, and installation of furniture,
fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) for new Origin properties and existing communities.

Kerry is involved from the initial conceptual stages of the project to the finishing
touches at the time of completion. She is also the point person for existing
communities to call upon for ordering additional materials. (Furniture, signage, etc.)

Carrie Erickson

Manager, Leasing and Community Engagement

 

Carrie Erickson 

Manager, Leasing and Community Engagement

Carrie first joined Origin in 2004 as a new Recreation Therapy graduate from the University of Alberta.  Carrie soon found that Origin’s vision of active living and community member engagement were the perfect place to grow her expertise in program design, research and community development. In 2009, Carrie took on the role of Manager of Life Enrichment programs for Origin, developing branded programs, building capacity in the Life Enrichment team and ensuring that Origin lived up to it’s promise of being the gold standard of active living communities. Carrie has done extensive work in the areas of fall prevention, dementia care, older adult fitness and brain health. Carrie was also instrumental in the pre-opening commissioning and marketing of Swan Evergreen Village by Origin. 

In 2016 Carrie left Origin to pursue other opportunities. During her time away she 
developed an active aging strategy and program for a Senior’s Living Not for Profit serving low income older adults across 9 supportive living and 18 independent living communities. Opened as General Manager an independent living community reaching full occupancy in the first year of operations.  Carrie also managed a second independent living community, where she increased occupancy and provided operational and marketing support to the organization as a whole.  

Carrie was drawn back to Origin’s vision of engaged living and active wellness, returning in the fall of 2021.  Carrie supports marketing, sales, life enrichment and strategic partnerships. 

Carrie is currently pursuing a post graduate certificate in Professional Management from the 
University of Calgary and is an active member of the International Council on Active Aging, and a board member for the Calgary Seniors Housing forum society. 

Michelle Brijlal

Manager, Marketing and Design

 

Michelle Brijlal

Manager, Marketing & Design

Michelle Brijlal joined Origin in 2007 as Origin’s Marketing and Design Coordinator.
Her continued dedication and talent escalated Michelle into her current role as
Manager of Marketing and Design. With a background in Graphics, Advertising &
Web Design, Michelle has become instrumental in managing the company’s branding
initiatives, web and marketing collateral materials, as well as design, and production
both internally and externally over the past 14 years. Michelle is also responsible for
overseeing marketing campaigns and on-going advertising in both print and online
platforms for all of Origin’s new and existing properties.

Scott Young

Manager, Digital Marketing

 

Scott Young

Manager, Digital Marketing

Scott Young joined to Origin team in 2021 coming from a 15-year career in marketing, much of which was in the hospitality industry with positions such as Director of Sales and Marketing and Marketing Specialist. Filling a newly created position of Manager of Digital Marketing he brings many years of experience in building and managing websites, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, social media marketing, email marketing, and other on and offline marketing channels. Additionally, his experience in international marketing and campaign management will be an asset to the global expansion of the Origin Way. 

In Partnership With

We place a high value on respecting cultures and will strive to ensure that each community member and guest feels safe, understood, and at home, in addition to feeling cared for and fulfilled. Each day we will transcend the boundaries of care and service.