Supporting Exceptional Out-of-Hospital Care for over 30 Years
Our name has been updated to Your Family Health Team Foundation, but our mission has been the same for over 30 years: To support exceptional, out-of-hospital care in our community.
Opening its doors in 1985 as the St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation, raising funds and providing capital for expansion, medical equipment and educational opportunities for Hospital staff was top priority. St. Joseph’s Hospital went through many changes over the years and the Foundation remained in step, changing its name and its focus of fundraising in response.
When the St. Joseph’s Health Centre closed in 1999, the Foundation found that its focus was no longer dictated by the needs of the Hospital that it had served. Looking to the community, the Foundation recognized an opportunity to develop support for healthy aging initiatives for the region’s seniors. Building on the success and completion of this astounding venture, the Foundation embraced 2005 as a year of change; the Foundation officially announced its exciting new vision for community partnerships not focused solely on seniors, but on life-long healthy aging for all.
2009 held yet another definitive change for the Foundation. With the overwhelming success of its initiatives and community partnerships, St. Joseph’s Care Foundation became the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation on the 27th of May. The Foundation formed a partnership with Primary Health Care Services of Peterborough in support of community-based health care services.
Today, Your Family Health Team Foundation supports the good work of our local Family Health Team in the county and city of Peterborough. Through development and on-going fundraising initiatives Your Family Health Team Foundation supports patients by raising funds for specialized programs, research, capital equipment, training and continuing medical education for health care providers. The Foundation relies on the generosity of donors and community partners to help patients at all stages in life and continues to accomplish the mission that the Sisters of St. Joseph’s set in motion more than 30 years ago, bridging gaps in community healthcare.