St. Joseph’s Foundation: Purpose

St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay was established to support the works of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, which includes St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG). The Foundation is a separate organization working in cooperation with St. Joseph’s Care Group. Our objective is to raise funds that support capital purchases for the Care Group.

Purchasing healthcare equipment offers far-reaching benefits for people in Northwestern Ontario. More than that and with your help, assistance is available for those who require palliative care, rehabilitation programs, addictions and mental health programs, support for independent living, and safe homecare assistance. Your generous support ensures that individuals and their loved ones receive crucial community care now and in the future. 

Monies raised by St. Joseph’s Foundation are used strictly for equipment and capital purchases not funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care or other funding agencies – not for the funding of staff positions at SJCG. 

Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie

The Sisters of St. Joseph have a long history dating back to 17th Century France (1650). In 1881, five Sisters arrived at Prince Arthur’s Landing (now Thunder Bay) to teach and provide spiritual support in the parish. This role quickly expanded to caring for the sick or injured in the frontier town.

Their work and efforts were instrumental in establishing schools and hospitals in the Region, as well as taking care of orphans and the elderly. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie continue to fulfill their mission to God and the community, meeting the unmet needs of the communities in which they serve.

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Our Crest

St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay is proud to share the crest of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, its central motif symbolizing the principal works of their Congregation:  education (gold cross) and the care of the sick (red cross). More information about the crest can be found on the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie website.

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