The Hopehill Story

Our Vision

An affordable home for every senior.

Our Mission

Hopehill is a caring community that provides affordable housing and assisted living for maturing adults. We strive to build a safe and healthy neighbourhood for all our residents to call home.

Making a difference since 1951

Founded by the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada in 1951, Hopehill is proud to provide Vancouver seniors with affordable housing in a safe, comfortable, caring, healthy and relaxed community. Through activities, community events and personal care, our 50+ staff members are committed to providing for you and your loved ones an ideal place to live. Welcome home!

Beulah Garden Homes historical aerial photo
Carnations - a part of our history.

A single flower goes a long way

It might sound like fiction, but it is thanks to a Lion’s Club Mother’s Day carnation sale in 1947 that Hopehill has been able to provide affordable housing and community for mature adults for more than 65 years.

Hopehill was founded under the name Beulah Garden Homes as a not-for-profit in 1951, having reorganized from the Senior Citizens’ Homes Association Limited (SCHA). The SCHA began as a small group of people concerned about housing options for pensioners and, with the proceeds from that first Mother’s Day flower sale, they purchased a city block in Vancouver with the intention of serving seniors in need of low-cost housing. By 1950, the SCHA had built four new duplexes on that city block and brought eight wartime duplexes by barge from Washington to Vancouver, officially establishing Beulah Garden Homes, now Hopehill, as a permanent feature of the East Vancouver community.

A message
from Jamey

The Hopehill Team


Jamey McDonald


Wes Schroeder


Gayle Vanags

Gayle Vanags

Assisted Living Manager

Yvonne Ho

Yvonne Ho

Operations Manager

Mary Dickau

Mary Dickau

Community & Spiritual Care

Rod Darby

Rod Darby

Building Services Manager

Board of Directors

Rev. Jack Borchert Picture

Rev. Jack Borchert

CBWC Foundation (retired)

Peter Anderson Picture

Peter Anderson

Boughton Law

Kenneth Kim Picture

Kenneth Kim

Kenneth Kim Architecture

Lynda Palmer Picture

Lynda Palmer

Community Services (retired)

Rev. Larry Schram Picture

Rev. Larry Schram

BC Yukon Regional Minister

Doug Powell Picture

Doug Powell

Facility and Project Manager, Trades Training Centre
BC Hydro

John Ogilvie Picture

John Ogilvie


Jeevitha Kandasmy Picture

Jeevitha Kandasmy

Senior Account Manager

Lyle Harris Picture

Lyle Harris

Harris & Brun Law

Sarah Ang Picture

Sarah Ang

HSBC Bank (retired)

Jeff Breuls Picture

Jeff Breuls

Pacific Pride Painting