Season of Celebration

Bill and Iris Thomson holding hands
Married couple Bill and Iris Thomson are Veterans cared for by St. Joseph's Parkwood Institute. After 76 years of marriage, Bill and Iris attended their first Valentine's Day prom.

Give a Gift. Brighten a Life.

This year’s Christmas will look a lot different than those we’ve celebrated in the past due to the challenges of the pandemic.

But one thing that will not change is the number of people who will spend the holidays in hospital. Did you know that St. Joseph’s Health Care London has more than 1,000 inpatient beds? Veterans, residents in our long-term care facility, people in our mental health programs and those requiring specialized care, are looked after all year round.

For many of our residents and patients, going home for the holidays is simply not an option this year due to safety precautions put in place to manage COVID-19. This disease threatens our health, but isolation is the greatest threat to people’s mental well-being.

You Can Bring Joy and Comfort to People in Hospital

The Season of Celebration campaign began 30 years ago in an effort to prevent loneliness and help make hospital feel more like home. Each year, donations to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation have done just that – from exercise equipment, comfortable mattresses and interactive technology that keeps those in hospital connected to the outside world. 

You can make Christmas more cheerful this year at a time when it’s needed most. Your gift to Season of Celebration will help purchase care and comfort items and new technology that enable the best medical care.

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Brightening Lives for 30 years

Stories of the Season

Season of Celebration pink lighting
Your Donation Matters This Christmas
What started as a small and thoughtful initiative 30 years ago has grown into a special fundraiser that enhances the lives of patients and residents.
For Montreal-born Bill, it was love at first sight for Iris, a British beauty.
Your Donation Matters to Bill and Iris
Bill and Iris are continuing their adventure in Parkwood Institute's home-like environment because of your support.
Residents play floor hockey in wheelchairs
Your Donation Matters to Residents at Mount Hope
Every home has a hub, and for residents at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, it’s the beloved Recreation Hall.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8 
Your Donation Matters to the Veterans in our Care
Donor support for the Veterans Tree of Caring is making care more comfortable and accessible for Veterans in our care.