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 Excel Society cares about people, and we want people who come to the Excel Society to feel accepted, valued, cared for and connected to a meaningful community of support. We house, support, and enrich the lives of people with complex mental health needs and disabilities because it is the right thing to do, and we have what it takes to safely provide exceptional care.


In 1923, the Hospital for the Insane in Ponoka (AB) reached its capacity due to the influx of soldiers returning from war.  The Province of Alberta responded by building the Alberta Hospital Edmonton, who treated most of those then diagnosed “chronically insane” thereafter, and who also started integrating patients back into the community following a stay in care.

Seeking improved patient outcomes, Alberta Hospital Edmonton started a community integration project over 50 years ago serving 15 clients out of the basement of the Robertson-Wesley United Church. That initial project grew and matured, and eventually became the Excel Society.  We care for over 575 people each year in Edmonton and Calgary, and employ over 800 people on our team.