Paula Jourdain Coleman


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Ms. Jourdain Coleman has over 30 years’ experience in long-term care management, facility development, government relations, and financial management. She is the founder and owner of Lakebridge Investments Inc., a privately‑held investment company with interests in both seniors’ housing and real estate, and has been serving as its President since 1998.

She is also a past President of the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) and the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA), and previously served on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre.

Ms. Jourdain Coleman also previously served in various roles at Specialty Care Inc. from 1981 to 2014, including as Chair and CEO from 1998 to 2014, where she led its transformation from four small rural homes into a vibrant organization with 14 long-term care and retirement communities, and an active consulting practice and management business. She became a Board member in February 2014 in connection with the Company’s 2013 acquisition of a portfolio of Specialty Care properties and management business.

Ms. Jourdain Coleman currently serves on the Board of Directors of, and is a member of, the International Women’s Forum. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the George Brown College Foundation.

Ms. Jourdain Coleman holds a Masters in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters of Business Administration from York University.