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E-news from St. Joe's Foundation | 2021 December Bonus Edition


A Gift from LiUNA Paints a Brighter Future for Emergency Mental Health Services at St. Joe’s

LiUNA, the union whose members have built much of Hamilton’s cityscape, has made a half-million-dollar donation to help St. Joe’s build a larger, brighter and recovery-focused home for emergency mental healthcare. And we couldn’t be more grateful for this generous gift.

St. Joe’s Emergency Mental Health Service (EMHS) is seeing its highest patient volumes ever as more people are struggling with depression, anxiety, and addiction during COVID-19. To meet the growing demand for care, LiUNA’s $500,000 donation will help us redevelop the EMHS by doubling the footprint of the unit to expand its specialized services.

In addition to the gift, Joseph S. Mancinelli, LiUNA’s International Vice President and Regional Manager of Central and Eastern Canada, also donated a limited-edition giclée painting entitled Frontline Heroes. Click here to view the painting and read more about this remarkable gift made during the season of giving. To support our EMHS redevelopment project with a gift of your own, make a donation.


Announcing our 2021 Patient Comfort and Kindness Grants with thanks to the Ever Hopeful Fund

For the second year in a row, thanks to a generous gift of $100,000 from an anonymous donor known as the Ever Hopeful Fund, our Foundation is pleased to be providing more Patient Comfort & Kindness grants than ever before to benefit programs and departments across our Hospital campuses and satellite locations!

Each year, we invite our Hospital staff—on behalf of their departments—to submit applications for a grant of up to $5,000 to help cover the costs of “little things” that are not eligible for provincial funding yet make a big difference in improving our patients’ care.

This year, a record number of 56 grants were issued for everything from baby bassinets in our birthing unit to pillows in the Emergency Department and Bluetooth speakers and a boombox for patients living with dementia in Complex Care. Read about all of the grants here!

5050 Holiday Wishes

The Perfect Last-Minute Gift:
A Chance to Take Home Nearly $40,000 and Counting!

Looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer that will bring a smile to everyone on your list? Look no further than tickets to St. Joe’s Holiday Wishes 50/50 Lottery! Every ticket comes with the chance to take home a jackpot that’s nearly $40,000, and still growing! Plus if you purchase your tickets right now, you’ll also be entered into the early bird draw for another $2,500 CASH!  Full contest details and tickets are available at!

Dr. Chagla Chats Omicron in his Latest Video

The daily news cycle is filled with news about the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Stories are filled with data about how fast it's spreading, information about how public health guidelines are changing, and how we are going to get through this wave. But Dr. Zain Chagla has been a calm, consistent source of information throughout the pandemic, so we wanted to share his latest video with you. Click below to watch, learn and be reassured that we are in a better place than we were March 2020. We are not starting at square one. Have hope, together we will emerge from this, too.


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