About Us

The Berkeley Halifax was the first retirement residence in Halifax, opening its doors on Green Street in September 1990. Since then, the business has grown to include a total of four buildings in HRM.  Each building boasts the character of its community, and the social calendar reflects the interests of the residents. Though each building is unique, they are all within walking distance of important amenities such as grocery stores, pharmacies and doctors’ offices. In 2015, we celebrated our 25th anniversary.  We look forward to the future with anticipation and enthusiasm!

The Berkeley prides itself on being an intimate, welcoming community for seniors. We believe in working together to deliver excellent customer service, employee satisfaction and, most importantly, a positive environment for both residents and staff. We recognize that people are the most important aspect of our business. 

We make an effort to give back to our community in a number of ways – making donations to a variety of charities, and partnering with businesses and organizations to create mutually beneficial connections.

We have entered teams in fundraisers such as Canadian Breast Cancer’s Run for the Cure and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia’s Walk for Memories for the last several years, raising thousands of dollars for both causes.  In 2014, we joined the final Bust a Move event helping to raise money for the new Breast Health Centre at the IWK. As a team of 12, and with the help and support of all Berkeley employees, we raised almost $16,000! Helping others in our community brings our team together in a way that is positive for everyone. 

We also partner with a variety of organizations covering everything from health research and social enrichment to culture and education in our community. 

‘The Berkeley is a major supporter of the New Discovery Centre on the Halifax waterfront set to open in 2016. Nova Scotia needs science-and scientific thinkers-to build our future. The Discovery Centre connects Nova Scotians to ideas, knowledge and ways of thinking that will help make our province and world better.  The Berkeley strongly Bee-lieves in investing in our next generation of talent. Join us and become a BEE-liever too!’

Dov Bercovici
President & CEO


‘Warm thank you to The Berkeley for your many years of presenting sponsorship of our Molly Appeal Luncheon, and for your loyal and tremendous commitment to medical research! We are sincerely grateful for your most generous and long-time support.'

 Jyl MacKinnon
 Executive Director



'A huge round of applause to The Berkeley, for their overwhelming support to Neptune Theatre.  For several years, The Berkeley has played a starring role in sharing Neptune’s stories on stage.  Your contribution allows the community to come together and share a live experience unlike any other!  Bravo!' 
Jennie King
Director of Sales and Marketing


'Sincere thanks to The Berkeley for supporting Nova Scotians living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias through your sponsorship of the Alzheimer Duck Derby. Your contribution helps more families as they live the dementia journey and the volunteering your residents do for us helps to get ready for the big event!'

Beth Jackson
Coordinator, Community Outreach



'The Berkeley is a vital component of the success of our signature and most-popular fundraising event, Beer & Beethoven. The depth of their commitment to the arts in the community goes well beyond their generous financial support. Through the involvement of their senior leadership on our Board of Directors to the extensive creativity and diligence of their decorating team, SNS has come to rely on the professionalism, commitment and friendliness of everyone from The Berkeley. It is a great privilege to be a long time partner.'

                                   Chris Wilkinson


'On behalf of Home Instead Senior Care and the recipients of the gifts throughout the HRM, I would like to thank The Berkeley for their continued support and participation in the Be a Santa to a Senior program.  We appreciate the opportunity to have trees at each of The Berkeley locations.’

Natalie Smith
Marketing & Communications Coordinator