We help people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities

Who We Are

Excel Society is celebrating our 55th anniversary in 2019.


Excel Society is at the forefront of everyday excellence and innovation in Community Living and Supportive Services.


Excel Society is committed to providing exceptional care through meaningful engagement and adherence to the highest standards of quality, safety, and service excellence.


People – We care about the people we serve, our teams and their families, and the broader community.

Integrity – We do what is right.

Excellence – We safely achieve superior results.

Creativity – We nurture personal expression, innovation, and resourcefulness.

Collaboration – We work together.


The purpose of the Excel Society is to encourage clients to achieve personal and community-based goals, which promote their potential for independent living, and community based employment.  Excel Society provides individuals with access to community-based opportunities and facilitates the development of interpersonal relations, occupational and independent living skill sets, individual responsibility and personal independence.


Excel started as a community project from the Alberta Hospital Edmonton in 1964. It was recognized that if hospital clients were to reintegrate into the community, they would need help in developing personal and employment skills. This initiative started the establishment in the basement of Robertson-Wesley United Church. They began with 15 clients and soon grew out of the location and moved downtown. Over 50 years we have grown in size and currently have over 500 clients and 600 staff.