A Passion for Caring, Unlike Any Other.
Origin’s only business is caring for seniors. We design, develop, and operate innovative, industry-leading, active lifestyle communities across Canada.
Founded by People Who Care
Origin Founder, Neil Prashad, was raised by his grandparents who instilled a love and respect for seniors and a passion for caring. Through their encouragement, Neil developed an appreciation for aging adults.
Senior Living is in Our DNA
Throughout his life, both of Neil’s parents worked in the senior care industry as caregivers. Watching his parents’ triumphs and struggles as team members in this industry drove him to find a better way to care for seniors and the employees at the senior communities.
Over 30 Years of Experience
Neil went on to receive two Masters Degrees and over 30 years of experience working for many different companies, all while moving steadily to realizing his dream of Origin Active Lifestyle Communities.
A Focus on the Caregivers
As Neil crafted what Origin would look like as a company, he desired to create a unique work environment that emphasized caring for the caregivers. He realized valuing those who work tirelessly to care for seniors and are often underappreciated leads to better senior care.
A Start of Something Great
In 2002, Neil acquired the name Origin from a company who was going out of business, but he knew it wasn’t enough. He needed to make it uniquely him and add a differentiator that shared his goal… Active lifestyles.
Welcome to the Soul Cafe
Now, Origin is best known for its commitment to its team members and how that leads to exceptional care. In 2017, Origin launched the Soul Cafe, a unique online space solely dedicated to connecting and promoting wellness for team members across their various communities.
We believe in…
Origin Active Lifestyle Communities prides itself on caring for its team members and community members above all else.