About Us

Motivated by Kiwanis values. Managed by property experts.

Gallery-Outside of BuildingKiwanis Chateau was originally developed by the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg to provide a comfortable and affordable living alternative for the 55+ community. Kiwanis Chateau is owned and operated by The Fred Douglas Society, a local leader in non-profit housing and programs for seniors. The property is managed on our behalf by Shelter Canadian Properties Limited.

In Manitoba and around the world, Kiwanis is known for its commitment to people, communities and quality of life. Nearly 8,000 clubs are working to improve social standards across the globe.

In 1987, this spirit motivated the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg to develop Manitoba’s first Life Lease community, Kiwanis Chateau, a 122-suite property in the heart of the city’s downtown.

Kiwanis Chateau is one of 125 multi-unit rental, condominium, commercial and hotel properties managed in Canada and the U.S. by Shelter Canadian Properties Limited, a North American leader. In total, Shelter manages over 10,000 residential suites and in excess of 2.57 million square feet of commercial space, and is committed to ensuring the comfort, safety and satisfaction of every client and resident.

Backed by the values of The Fred Douglas Society and the experience of Shelter, Kiwanis Chateau is guaranteed to provide an outstanding living experience that delivers what it promises.


News and Announcements

New ownership at Kiwanis Chateau

New ownership at Kiwanis Chateau

Fred Douglas Society brings decades of experience to the job June 3, 2021 – Effective today, the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg has transferred ownership of Kiwanis Chateau to the Fred Douglas Society, a local leader in non-profit seniors housing and programs. Kiwanis...

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Community, Camaraderie and Clean-up

Community, Camaraderie and Clean-up

Earth Day Outreach from Kiwanis Chateau A dynamic group of our residents formed a flying squad to take part in an Earth Day clean-up activity in the downtown area near our Chateau. Following the initiative of one of our Residents Council members, and within an...

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55+ Living downtown – Customize your living space

55+ Living downtown – Customize your living space

If you are nearing retirement it is time to start thinking about what kind of home you want for the next stage in your life? Downtown living provides many with easy access to their lifestyle in a comfortable and safe environment. Kiwanis Chateau makes the decision to...

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The advantages of retiring downtown

The advantages of retiring downtown

Retiring and considering downsizing to meet your current life needs? Kiwanis Chateau helps you meet your lifestyle needs by providing upscale accommodation options at a price that fits your individual budget – and it can do that because of its Life Lease structure....

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55+? Kiwanis Chateau may be the home for you!

55+? Kiwanis Chateau may be the home for you!

Affordable upscale living – downtown! You’re nearing retirement and you are starting to consider options for your next home. You’re looking for something that fits your personal style, your lifestyle needs and your budget. A Kiwanis Chateau’s Life Lease may be the...

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We’d love to show you one of our beautifully renovated suites and tell you more about the many benefits of living at Kiwanis Chateau.

Kiwanis Chateau allows us to have a comfortable, relaxing lifestyle. There are all kinds of optional activities, and the indoor heated parking is a great asset. Management is on-site and available at all times.

Fred and Catherine Dagg