K.C. Charities’ website launched in November 2018. It was the first website the organization has had even though they’ve been making Saskatoon a better place for seniors since 1984.
This Saskatoon-based non-profit was formed when members of the local Knights of Columbus chapter came together to raise funds for charitable causes. Today they focus their efforts on affordable seniors housing.
K.C. Charities needed a website that showcased their two main properties (Columbian Manor and Columbian Place), and that they would be able to update with new information when their third property is built in 2020.
With no logo or previous branding, we drew our inspiration for the site’s fonts and colours from the Knights of Columbus.
Throughout the development of the website, we kept the ideal user in mind: Adult children of seniors who were helping their parents to find affordable rentals. We wanted to illustrate the trust so many people already have in K.C. Charities through the design of the website.
Portraying the strong sense of community at Columbian Manor and Columbian Place was also important. That’s why we open up the website with a photo of some of the residents enjoying their time spent together.
That’s also why we hired Columbian Manor resident Clarence Stinn to take the photographs used on the website – he knows the people and places at the residences better than any other photographer could.
Before the website went live, all of the applications to rent at Columbian Manor or Place needed to be done via mail or fax. The new website gets the applications online with an easy to fill out form for each location as well as for assisted living at Columbian Manor.
Overall, the site is simple and straightforward. We wanted the visitors to easily find the information they were looking for, whether that be about residence they were interested in, or to fill out an application form.
Because everyone at K.C. Charities is busy running a seniors residence, Vireo Productions is also providing our website care plan so they don’t have to worry about taking care of the site.