Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Facebook Instagram LinkedIn X YouTube
St. Joseph's Care Group

About St. Joseph's Care Group

About St. Joseph's Care Group

St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) combines tradition and innovation in responding to the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario since 1884. We are here for our clients, offering a broad range of programs and services in Mental Health & Addictions, Rehabilitative Care, and Seniors’ Health across eight sites in the City of Thunder Bay.

With over 2,200 staff and growing, we pride ourselves on maintaining our core values of Care, Compassion, and Commitment. We are recognized as a leader in delivering safe, high-quality health care and have been Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest level awarded by Accreditation Canada.

Our vast service area and culturally diverse client population includes many remote and isolated communities where access to specialized health services is a challenge. To meet that challenge, we find new and innovative ways to deliver care through technology and strong partnerships, and are Northwestern Ontario’s regional lead for Rehabilitative Care, Behavioural Supports, Seniors’ Care, Rapid Access Addiction Medicine, and Palliative Care.

Coupling research with mobilization, our Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR) supports internal and external staff and clinicians through expertise, project consultation and knowledge translation.

Our Behavioural Sciences Centre provides service to many companies and businesses in the region through Employee & Family Assistance Programs, the provision of confidential, high-quality counseling, as well as insurance and workplace assessment services.

St. Joseph’s Care Group is rooted in a tradition that began 140 years ago with the opening of Thunder Bay’s first hospital. We are always changing, always finding new ways to meet the needs of the people we serve, and always here for you when you need us.


St. Joseph's Care Group is a Catholic organization that identifies and responds to the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario, as a way of continuing the healing mission of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie.


A leader in client-centred care.



St. Joseph's Care Group will provide quality care for our clients' body, mind and spirit, in a trusting environment that embraces diversity.


St. Joseph's Care Group will demonstrate dignity and respect for those in need, accepting people as they are, to foster healing and wholeness.


St. Joseph's Care Group is committed to our community, the people we serve, the people we employ, and our faith-based mission through a continued pursuit of excellence.

Wiidosem Dabasendizowin (Walking With Humility)

Wiidosem Dabasendizowin Walking With Humility: A Plan to Develop Relationships and Practices with Indigenous Peoples sets the pathway to bring to life St. Joseph's Care Group's commitment to achieve health equity and culturally-safe care.

Indigenous Relations
N'doo'owe Binesi

With guidance from Ogichidaa Onaakonigewin, the Elders Advisory Council, we have embarked on the second of our Walking with Humility plans entitled Looking to the Southern Direction. Over the two years of the plan, Looking to the Southern Direction focuses on ensuring clients receive safe and culturally sensitive care and will support our staff, physicians and volunteers to work in the spirit of reconciliation, upholding the rights of Indigenous Peoples in an environment that is free from racism and discrimination. Our actions will focus on six key areas:

  • Integration of Indigenous Knowledge & Healing Practices
  • Cultural Humility as a Journey
  • Prioritizing Indigenous Health
  • Continued Engagement in Indigenous Research & Evaluation
  • Indigenous Leadership & Governance
  • Communications
  • A Healing Way Forward

Plans and Reports


About SJCG | Contact SJCG | Employee Portal | Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | Website Map
2024 © St. Joseph's Care Group - All rights reserved