Mission, Vision & Values


St. Joseph's Health Centre is a Catholic community teaching hospital providing health care services that reflect the Gospel values of respect, dignity and compassion. We are committed to fostering a healthy community for all. Working in partnership with our community, we reach out with the healing ministry of Christ to the sick, the disenfranchised and the disadvantaged.


Advancing the Health of our Community by being Canada's Best Community Teaching Health Centre


As a Catholic hospital, we believe that life is sacred from the moment of conception until death, because God has given life to us in trust.

Recognition of the gifted nature of human life has profound implications for the ways in which we treat each other, and how we care for every patient, while maintaining the integrity and courage to remain faithful to ourselves.

For those who are not part of the Catholic religion or do not believe in God, this belief translates into respect, dignity and compassion – universally accepted human values that can be practiced regardless of religion. We practice:

Human Dignity
Each person is valued as a unique individual with a right to respect and acceptance.

A commitment to strive for the best in care, education, research and the quality of work life.

A quality of presence and caring that fosters healing and wholeness.

Social Responsibility
Actions that promote the just use of resources entrusted to us for the enhancement of human life, both personally and corporately.

Community of Service
Communities of people working together in a climate of mutual support that enables healing and the fulfillment of human potential.

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