You have helped achieve a remarkable goal. Please join with us on Thursday, June 27th to celebrate raising $100 million in support of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
Thursday June 27, 2019
The event will be hosted outside, so please dress accordingly.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre | 100 Sunnyside Ave.
Outside the Garron Family Our Lady of Mercy Wing
Please email Ashley Templeton or call 416 530 6486 ext. 3799 to RSVP. Please RSVP by Friday, June 14
In 1921 St. Joe’s made a Promise to this community – a Promise to meet the health care needs of the west end. St. Joseph’s has worked hard for almost 100 years since then to keep this promise.
In 2015, St. Joe’s Foundation launched the Promise campaign to support many urgent needs at the Health Centre.
Now we celebrate a Promise kept
Over the past four years, incredible west-end neighbours like you have come together to help us.
We are so proud of the west end for joining with us to raise $100 million to help provide the best possible care right here in our own backyard.
This is a significant milestone for St. Joe’s and a best-in-class example of community health fundraising in Canada. In fact, thanks to donors like you, our success was achieved in record-breaking time. Together, we also raised the highest number of $10 million gifts over a three-year period of any community hospital in the country.
Thank you for your generosity and all that you’ve done to help improve patient care for our west-end neighbours. Your support has helped St. Joe’s keep our promise.
A Promise to our Children: We see that our community is growing every day. More babies are being born and more young families are caring for children. We responded by expanding our services, dedicating an area in Emergency to treat kids faster, transforming our children’s floor and improving our one-of-a-kind CIBC Just for Kids Clinic. And our new Family Birthing Centre is ready to meet the needs of a community with one of the highest birthrates in the GTA.
A Promise to our Mental Health: We see that our community has one of the highest concentrations of people in need of mental health services in Toronto. We care for more than 6,500 of the most vulnerable, more than any other hospital in the city, with respect, dignity and compassion. We responded by designing a new Mental Health Emergency Services Unit to make a larger, healing environment especially suited to the needs of both adults and youth facing mental health challenges.
A Promise to those living with Chronic Illnesses: We see that our community is increasingly living with chronic disease like cancer, kidney disease and more. We also see that accessing services close to home has been a challenge. We responded by opening the new Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre so that people living with chronic kidney disease can get much-needed, state-of-the-art treatment in the west end.
A Promise to our Urgent Care Needs: We see more than 100,000 people a year come through the doors of our Emergency, who want great care close to home. We responded by creating Super Track, a North American first that eliminates irrelevant steps and ensures more timely care.
A Promise to our Aging Loved Ones: We see that seniors are our community’s fastest growing population, and that they’re living longer and with more chronic and complex diseases. We responded with a belief that every patient deserves the best, most compassionate and expert care no matter what their age. We also have a new Lake House Palliative Care Centre that will open in 2020 and will give patients nearing the end of life the care and support they need.
But ours is a Promise without end
At St. Joe’s, we are committed to forever meeting the health care needs of our west end family and friends. We will continue to respond to what we see, hear, and learn about our community’s health needs. We will continue to create the best care experiences for our patients and their families. And we will continue to collaborate with our patients, professionals and partners to keep our Promise.
Please join us as we celebrate together this incredible milestone