November is Promise Month! And this year it’s extra special as we celebrate the 100th anniversary for St. Joseph’s Health Centre. We want to honour this milestone by thanking our healthcare providers and staff who are keeping all of us healthy and safe. The pandemic has shone a light on the resiliency of our teams—and the generosity of our neighbours who continue to honour all of them by supporting St. Joe’s.
The community is coming together in different ways to support St. Joe’s. Local businesses will be using TipTap Donation devices so our neighbours can give to St. Joe’s. You will also see contests, lucky draws and the chance to purchase Promise circles in the community.
Your support will help build a new Emergency Department and help purchase needed equipment for the Health Centre.
Join us and donate today to commemorate 100 years of care!
Our Promise Festival of Lights has marked the start of the holiday season for our west-end community for over 9 years. We turn on our festive lights and they glow brightly for our physicians, nurses and staff, patients and our community at large.
This November 21st, join us as we celebrate and recognize our frontline healthcare providers for 100 years of care and light up St. Joe’s.
Thank you to the following sponsors for their support at this year’s Festival of Lights:
One frantic morning in 2018, MJ and Dan thought they might lose their normally happy, healthy 18-month old son Sam. “Our adorable, fun and energetic boy was fighting for his life,” says MJ. “It was incredibly stressful to watch, but the team at St. Joe’s was so calm. They promised they would do everything possible.
Sue rushed her 90-year-old father to St. Joe’s Emergency on Christmas Day in 2019. He was septic and she wasn’t sure if he would make it. But she says the doctors were “amazing and persistent,” making sure he pulled through. “I am so grateful. As a daughter caring for aging parents, having excellent care in my community means everything to me.”
Ken’s wife Tina was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2017 when they just moved to Toronto’s west end. Ken is thankful for the St. Joe’s team who helped them have more quality time together close to home before she passed away. “St. Joe’s made a Promise to care for my wife. And they kept that Promise until the very end. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the compassionate care we received.”
Donate now and be sure to stop by St. Joe's starting November 21st to see our holiday lights that honour our healthcare providers and reflect the support of our west-end community.