From October 2 to 8, 2022 we mark National Catholic Health Care Week across Canada, recognizing the important work of Catholic health care organizations in our province and across Canada.
Nationally, Catholic health care serves over 5 million Canadians each year and employs over 88,000 people. Our footprint is big. Our hearts are even bigger. And our belief that we are part of each other’s journey, there to support and transform one another, is the foundation it’s all built on.
This year, National Health Care Week seeks to build understanding, connection and trust about our mission and contribution as a Catholic health community in Canada’s pandemic response.
Through stories, reflection and prayer, the Week also seeks to foster healing and to advance Catholic health care’s commitment to social justice and the values of inclusiveness and compassion, in the spirit of reconciliation.
As Catholic health organizations across Canada, we are united in a 400-year healing mission and are inspired by a calling to care for all with compassion and humanity—body, mind and spirit. Together, we are driven to improve health care for all Canadians, especially those at greatest risk, as innovators, advocates and strong partners across our health care system.COURAGEOUS GIFT & NATIONAL FOOTPRINT
This year, National Catholic Health Care Week seeks to build understanding and connection with our mission and contribution as a Catholic health community with a passion for justice and the values of compassion and inclusion—working with others to build a society where all are seen and heard. Through stories, reflections and prayer, the Week encourages us all to build bridges of hope and healing in our communities and our society: to uphold human dignity, welcome all, care for each other, build trust, and sow seeds of equity, healing and reconciliation in our world.TOOLKIT
During this especially challenging time of the pandemic and discussion and action on racism, we offer daily reflections and prayers for each weekday to support you in acknowledging and reflecting on our work and collective impact.Download PDF
Documenting the legacy and contribution of the Congregations of Religious Women in Canada, their mission in health care, and the founding and operation of Catholic hospitals.Learn More