It's Coming...

WSA Community Kitchen Project Supporter

WSA Community Kitchen Project Supporter

Well, our team has been hard at work collaborating with architects, project managers, contractors and everyone in between. We have a final design complete and are patiently waiting for our building permits from the City of Edmonton.

We are thrilled to be working with our friends at Krawford Construction as the Prime Contractor and are anticipating construction to begin on Monday, November 7th, 2019.

We are so grateful to the Government of Alberta for the funding received through the Community Facilities Enhancement Program (CFEP) grant and can’t wait to show you the progress once things really get moving!

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the project thus far!

Final Kitchen 3D Design Rendering

We’re Moving Out, and the Contractors are Moving In…


We are finally ready and very excited to turn over the current lunchroom and Kitchen at the Main Building to BGIS the project managers for our Kitchen Reno. The official turnover occurs Tuesday July 2, 2019.

Day Program participants and staff and BGIS have been busy preparing and moving into room 115 at the main bldg. which will serve as our new lunchroom while we are under construction. 

Once the renovation is complete we will welcome all to stop by and see the new commercial kitchen space and return our lunchroom back into a lunch area.

We look forward to keeping you updated through our website on the progress of this reno.

If you have any questions please reach out to Candace Smallwood  at 780 453 6707 or and we would be happy to share more information with you about this exciting project or anything related to this renovation and development .

Thank you to the Alberta Government, Community Facilities Enhancement (CFEP) Grant for funding to help support this project!

It's Official!

In March of 2019, WSF received grant funding from the Community Facilities Enhancement Program (CFEP), through Alberta Culture & Tourism.

The estimated total cost of the project is $395,000. Funding of $155,000 was received from the CFEP grant, with the remainder of the cost being covered through donated work (gift-in-kind) from contractors, as well as fundraising through the Winnifred Stewart Foundation.


Our goal is to offer a fully functional and accessible industrial kitchen space within our building for the use of people who receive support from WSA as well as the local community at large.

Objectives of the Project

1. Renovate the current kitchen space by refinishing flooring, walls and ceiling, replacing existing cabinetry and cooking appliances.

2. Host and arrange sponsorship for a Community Kitchen program offered to the local community

3. Offer the kitchen space to the general public for rental for events

Scope of Work to be Completed:

· Recommission and certify the hood range and fire suppression system

· Install new electric kitchen equipment (6 burner range, 2 double stack convection ovens, stockpot induction burner, and griddle)

· Replace all existing cabinetry, including stainless steel counter tops

· Working within current plumbing infrastructure – add additional sink and commercial dishwasher

· Refinish epoxy flooring

· Patch and repaint ceiling and walls

· Increase power capacity within the space by adding an additional electrical panel (coring through floor to mechanical room)

· Add additional electrical outlets

· Testing and abatement of hazardous materials


The project is expected to start In July 2019 and should be complete by January 2020

Proposed New Floor Plan