A Message from the Foundation President and Board Chair

In this, our 2022-23 Community Impact Report, we shine a light on donations made during the past year to the work of St. Joseph’s Health Care London.

Theresa Mikula and Michelle Campbell
Theresa Mikula, Board Chair, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (left) and Michelle Campbell, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (right).

The stories you will read throughout this Report are a direct result of your generosity – and that of many others. From care and comfort items and major technology to transformational investments in mental health care, your donations have impacted the lives of the patients and residents receiving care from St. Joseph’s, now and in the future.

In fact, your support made possible one of the strongest financial performances in our Foundation’s history. Grants supported many patient care, education and research projects and programs across St. Joseph’s, and our endowments continued to grow, enabling investments in our mission of care for future generations.

Speaking of the future, this year, our Board and staff engaged with members of our donor community, as well as hospital and academic partners on a strategic plan that builds on our legacy and ensures the Foundation is well-positioned to meet the needs of our community in years to come. This plan also resulted in a new mission, vision and values statement that appear on the back of this publication.

As well, the Board of Directors made belonging, dignity and justice a priority through a stated commitment. These principles are rooted in the values of the organization, including the historical traditions of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Women’s Christian Association.

Our Foundation was also very proud to be re-accredited in Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, one of only 270 such organizations nationally. The accreditation is the mark of distinction as a well-operated, governed and trusted Canadian charitable organization.

This year, because of the thoughtful planning and generosity of many people, the Foundation was honoured to receive and be notified of more than $10.4 million in legacy gifts. Of special note was a generous $2.5 million gift from the estate of Dr. Joseph Rea, a long-time donor to St. Joseph’s, and the founder of the Dr. Joseph Rea Chair in Mood Disorders. This gift will sustain our ability to advance mental health research knowledge in our community, a cause to which Dr. Rea was deeply committed.

In surgical suites, research labs, patient clinics and at the bedside across all of St. Joseph’s sites, your support shines brightly – and fuels our work in ways that would not be possible otherwise.

With sincere gratitude,

Michelle M. Campbell
President and CEO
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation

Theresa Mikula
Board Chair
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation

Shining a light on your support

Thank You

Roy Butler, President and CEO

A day doesn’t go by when I don’t see the impact donor support has across St. Joseph’s.

Your unwavering generosity helps us every day to care for patients and residents, enrich education and fuel ground-breaking research that will 
enhance health care well into the future.

This year, thanks to your enduring support, the Foundation granted more than $9.5 million to programs and initiatives that made a meaningful difference in the lives of people in our care. I am deeply grateful for the ongoing trust you place in us and for all you contribute to helping St. Joseph’s embrace our role in creating a healthier community.

Roy Butler
President and CEO
St. Joseph’s Health Care London