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MacLeod Cares. It’s what we do.

MacLeod Cares is more than a trusted name in retirement homes or nursing homes. It’s top of mind in everything we do. And, we take great pride in doing it well. Whatever the type of care and style of living you are looking for, the MacLeod Cares difference is evident:

  • We are resident-focused in everything we do
  • Our modern facilities provide a home-like setting
  • We have caring professionals offering 24/7 care

Discover the MacLeod Cares difference. Give us a call to arrange a tour.

About The MacLeod Group

The MacLeod Group was founded in 1981 with a vision to become the recognized leader in high-quality retirement living and senior care by building on a solid foundation of family values and a sense of community. Today’s MacLeod Group still holds fast to our founder’s vision as we operate in the following divisions.

The MacLeod Group owns and operates twelve long-term care facilities and retirement living communities under the MacLeod Cares banner. The MacLeod Group also develops and manages a portfolio of commercial properties under our MacLeod Commercial Properties division.

Our Founder

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Brian MacLeod

Founder and President, MacLeod Group
  • Founded MacLeod Group 1984
  • BA Mount Allison University
  • Community leader and philanthropist
  • Directorships including
    • Mount Allison University Board of Regents
    • Saint Martha’s Hospital Capital Campaign
    • Festival Antigonish Foundation

Our Senior Leadership Group

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Ramsay Duff

Chief Executive Officer
  • 30 years experience in private and public sector leadership roles
  • BA Queen’s, Oxford and Harvard executive development
  • Previous positions as VP Finance and Operations, Secretary-Treasurer Board of Governors St. Francis Xavier University and Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance, Nova Scotia
  • Board Directorships including Chair of 211NS, PurePaint Labs, Sheepdog Inc., Casket Printing and Publishing, Inter-University Services Incorporated, and the Nova Scotia Workers’ Compensation Board

Contact: (902) 863-6800 ext 24  or

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Neil MacIsaac

Vice President Finance & Operations
  • 30 years experience in finance & accounting
  • MBA, CPA CGA, B.Comm Saint Mary’s University
  • 22 Years with MacLeod Group
  • Former Comptroller New Dawn Enterprises Limited
  • Former Comptroller Zutphen Bros. Construction Limited

Contact: (902) 863-6800 ext 25 or

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Tammy MacKenzie

General Manager Resident Care
  • 26 years experience in health care
  • BScN St. Francis Xavier University, certificates in Continuing Care, Gerontological and Emergency Nursing
  • Previous positions as Director Facility & Resident Care and Director of Care, clinical Educator with Nova Scotia Community College
  • Senior Management Long Term Care representative to the CCA Provincial Advisory Committee, member Provincial Academic Health Council, member Provincial Nursing Education Advisory Group


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Doug Stephens

General Manager Operations
  • 15 years in health care management
  • 16 years in public sector management roles
  • BA Saint Mary’s University, Candidate for Certificate in Human Resources Management (York University)
  • Previous positions as Administrator Surf Lodge Nursing Home and Mahone Bay Nursing Home
  • Sector representative on NS Continuing Care Council, HANS Collective Bargaining, Continuing Care Employers Group


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Kathy Partridge

General Manager Business Services
  • 20 years experience in private and public sector
  • BSc Dalhousie and BIS St. Francis Xavier University
  • Former consultant with Bearing Point specializing in business process analysis, requirements engineering and quality assurance
  • Previous positions as Technical Business Analyst, Manager Project Office and Manager Technology Support Group at St. Francis Xavier University

Contact: (902) 863-6800 ext 23 or

Community Involvement

Supporting Your Community

The MacLeod Group is proud to support local Maritime communities and the organizations that make living better for Maritimers. These include local organizations like the Mahone Bay Volunteer Fire Department or the South Shore Community Health Centre in Capaud, PEI.

Philanthropic Partners

MacLeod Group proudly supports many organizations in the arts, culture, education and research sectors.  Current philanthropic partnerships include: Antigonish Highland Games, Festival Antigonish, Mount Allison University, Nova Scotia Community College, St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation and the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation.

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