Chartwell Retirement Residences is a real estate trust, which engages in the ownership and operation of a range of seniors housing communities, from independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care. It operates through the Retirement Operations, and Long Term Care Operations segments. The Retirement Operations segment offers services to age-qualified residents at rates, in most cases, set by the firm based on the services provided and market conditions. The Long Term Operations segment includes 24 communities in Ontario and provides long term care communities. The company was founded by Steve Suske and W. Brent Binions on July 7, 2003 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.