Always Best Care Senior Services, a U.S. senior care franchise system, has awarded a Canadian Master Franchise territory to Steve Kelly.
As a result, Kelly will oversee the company’s franchise development in Canada, specifically in the province of Ontario, and will be responsible for driving the brand’s growth throughout the region.
Kelly is also opening the company’s newest location in Oakville, Ont., which will also provide senior care services to communities such as Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, and Milton.
“We’re happy to welcome Steve on board to oversee our franchise development and franchise support efforts across Ontario as our first master franchisee in Canada. With a passion for helping others, we’re excited to see his opening of a franchise unit as well, which will strengthen his efforts to support other franchise units…,” said Always Best Care president and CEO Jake Brown. “We’re confident his past professional experience will be a true asset to our brand as we aim to expand our presence across Ontario.
Kelly has been a resident of Oakville for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Always Best Care, Kelly led a career in financial markets for three decades, most recently holding the position of managing director at CIBC Capital Markets. The first-time franchisee brings a variety of business skills including team management, as well as established relationships with the local community.
“When I lost my job earlier this year due to restructuring, I knew in my next venture I wanted to work directly with people and make a positive impact on their lives. Always Best Care’s altruistic proposition and proven business model have equipped me with the tools to do just that, offering award-winning services that help individuals and their loved ones live their best possible life,” said Kelly. “Our mission is to enable seniors to have a safe home life with comfort, independence, dignity and joy, and our dedicated caregivers will enable us to provide the highest quality of service. I’m thrilled to grow this brand in Ontario and look forward to networking with like-minded entrepreneurs who are looking to serve as a valued resource to their communities.”
Always Best Care has more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout Canada and the U.S.