St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG) is a leader in providing outstanding healthcare and support to clients (residents, patients, participants), families, and the broader community we serve. Our programs and services support people of all ages who need rehabilitation, complex medical, or long term care. We also provide community outreach programs that help people, including those living with dementia or frailty, to manage their conditions while staying active in the community.

Inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph, we use a holistic care philosophy to support each person’s mind, body, and spirit throughout their healthcare journey. Our dedicated and highly skilled team of healthcare professionals, staff, and volunteers focus on the unique needs of each person while maintaining and respecting each individual’s privacy, choice, dignity, and independence.

SJHCG is set on more than 44 park-like acres in northwest Guelph. Our beautiful 200,000 square foot, 326 bed community provides a safe, welcoming, and home-like atmosphere. With plenty of green space and fully accessible gardens, our health centre is a source of pride for staff, clients, and our community. Everyone is encouraged to respect our smoke-free policy.

In our most recent accreditation survey, SJHCG received the highest honour possible for quality and safety standards – Accredited with Exemplary Standing. We also received the 2016 Service Award for Geriatric Excellence for providing high quality, best practice care and demonstrating exceptional dedication, leadership, and innovation.

Our Vision

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph is a leader in providing outstanding healthcare and support to residents, patients, families and the broader community we serve.

Our Mission

Inspired by the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph, we are dedicated to compassionate, person-centred care through discover, innovation and partnerships

Our Values

In our belief that life at all stages is sacred, we commit to serve our community with CARE:

Compassion: We attend to the needs of every person with sensitivity, empathy, and kindness.
Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and deliver on our commitments.
Respect: We treat one another with dignity, honesty, and understanding.
Excellence: We provide exemplary care through innovation, teamwork, and best practice.

Our History

SJHCG has been serving the Guelph and surrounding communities since 1861, when we began as the area’s first healthcare institution. We are an organization proud of, and deeply rooted in, our history – always keenly aware of who we follow; that is, our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

We endeavor to carry forward the legacy of the Sisters as we continuously adapt to the diverse and changing needs of the community and the rapidly changing healthcare environment. While, to date, the organization has developed expertise in many areas, our various Programs of Care each exemplify SJHCG’s history of service, garnering our inspiration from the courage and compassion of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Learn more about the history of our organization