Our Mission, Vision, & Values
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation raises and stewards funds to support exemplary patient care, research and education at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and in the communities we are honoured to serve.
To be a healthcare charity of choice in our region and a leader in healthcare philanthropy in Canada.
Consistent with the values of our Founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton:
- We honour and respect the commitment of all donors, friends, partners and volunteers to the Foundation.
- We are committed to ethical fundraising, exemplary stewardship and accountability to our donors and the community.
- We value our employees and provide an atmosphere for personal and professional fulfillment.
- We value innovation and efficiency in our activities.
An institution that has touched Hamiltonians’ lives
Pregnant with her first child, Kerry Turcotte had the intention of having a home birth. By Christmas she was almost full-term, but her blood pressure was concerning. On January 2, 2005 Kerry was admitted to St. Joe’s with eclampsia and soon after went into labour.
People give to things they feel connected to, so I hope that by telling my story I can connect with others and in this way I’m connecting them to St Joe's. By the time my daughter Molly was born the room was crowded: there were my midwives, the doctor and resident, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit team. They were all amazing and I’m so grateful for their teamwork and the care we received.
- Kerry Turcotte, Grateful Patient
Going the Distance for St. Joe’s!
While she was a long-term care resident in Niagara, Mathew’s mother, Elizabeth, suffered with mental health issues and her social worker referred her to the Seniors Mental Health Outreach Program at St. Joe’s West 5th Campus. Elizabeth received specialized advocacy, counseling and therapeutic supports, all made possible by St. Joe’s. Her family was also supported and, in gratitude for the excellent care in her final years, Mathew is fundraising in the Paris to Ancaster: A Ride for Research.