Located in the City of Toronto, St. Joseph’s Health Center community is one of the most ethnically diverse metropolises in the world.
It is the primary hospital for a large urbanized population base of over half a million individuals of all ages. St. Joe’s is home to a very unique geographic area, comprised of over 25 assorted neighborhoods. The eclectic social and economic mix of the communities range from affluent, well educated, professionals to low income, working poor, unemployed and homeless.
Proudly serving a multicultural community, St. Joe’s is committed to providing inclusive and equitable care for all. One way that we achieve this is through our active involvement in the Toronto Central LHIN’s Measuring Health Equity initiative.
Community and engagement is at the heart of St. Joe’s Mission that speaks to “… working in partnership with our communities, committed to fostering a healthy community for all.”
Our definition of community is broad including patients, families and local health care service agencies and providers.
We engage with different stakeholder groups by working collaboratively with people and organizations that are connected with us through the care they receive, by geographic proximity, special interests or other shared issues.
St. Joe’s Community Engagement Council is just one vehicle where we are partnering and working alongside our patients and families, with their exceptional guidance, to enhance our presence and to build awareness of the hospital outside the walls of the organization.
Being an exemplary community hospital also means that St. Joseph’s Health Center both leads and participates in outreach activities that foster relationships with many different providers, to enhance the well-being for all.