Why Give

Where there is light, there is hope.

Donors to St. Paul’s Foundation have an impact on every patient, resident, visitor, and department, and support the work of St. Paul’s Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni, St. Vincent’s: Honoria Conway-Heather, St. Vincent’s: Langara, and Youville Residence.

Your donations help make it possible to save lives… to provide warm clothing to patients in need… to fund research initiatives that change the way we diagnose and treat disease.

Any gift you can give will make a difference.

Thank you for giving hope to our patients, residents and their families.


Stories of hope

Stories of Hope

Keeping up the pace

Valerie Higo was the definition of someone living her best, healthiest life. Before she retired, she routinely walked 16 blocks to and from work. She thought nothing of taking the dog out for three-hour hikes. She and her husband, Bill Purver, would jet off on globetrotting adventures multiple times a year. That all changed in 2016, on the short walk home from the grocery store. “About a block from my house, I became so exhausted and out-of-breath, I had to lay down on the sidewalk!” Valerie recalls. Bill rushed her to Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ).

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Compassion, comfort, and rubber duckies

When Adela died last summer at Brock Fahrni – after five years of what her husband Joe calls “out of this world care” – Joe wanted to make a gift to the Residence that would honour his wife and give back to her amazing caregivers. It was the same grace and generosity that had been the cornerstone of their 64-year marriage.

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How St. Paul’s gave one couple the gift of a lifetime

Irma Oliver loved the wilderness and had long wanted to visit Canada’s far north. When the new, year-round highway between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk finally opened, Irma and David seized the day! They packed up their trailer and began a six-week, 8,000-kilometer odyssey that took them from their home in Abbotsford deep into the Northwest Territories. On July 2, 2018, they stood on the edge of the continent with their feet in the Arctic Ocean, their arms around each other, and their dream in their hands. It would never have happened without St. Paul’s.

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