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2023 Employer Award of Distinction

St. Joseph’s Health Centre is the winner of the 2023 Cambrian College Employer Award of Distinction!

The award recognizes an employer which has demonstrated exemplary support for Cambrian students and graduates. A longstanding partner of Cambrian, St. Joseph’s Health Centre has welcomed placement students and hired graduates from a variety of Cambrian programs, including BSCN, Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Dental Hygiene, Computer Systems, and more.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Named 2023 Employer of Distinction

Presentation of Cambrian College Award

Kari Gervais, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Sudbury, receives the 2023 Cambrian College Employer Award of Distinction from Shawn Poland, Cambrian’s Interim President.


February 7, 2023

SUDBURY – It is a health care organization that runs a rehabilitation hospital and two long-term-care homes in Greater Sudbury and has supported generations of Cambrian College students.

For its efforts, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Sudbury is this year’s recipient of the Cambrian College Employer Award of Distinction.

The Award recognizes an organization or company that has demonstrated exemplary support for Cambrian, its students, and graduates.

“St. Joseph’s Health Centre has been one of our anchor community partners for decades and it is very deserving of the Employer Award of Distinction,” says Renee Scott, Cambrian’s Director of Recruitment and Student Success. “Over the years, St. Joseph’s Health Centre has accommodated hundreds of our students on placement, in programs from Health Sciences to Community Services to Business and IT. They host our students and hire our graduates. We are very honoured to select St. Joseph’s Health Centre as this year’s

St. Joseph’s received the award at this year’s Cambrian College Career Fair Conference. Accepting the award on behalf of St. Joseph’s was President and CEO, Kari Gervais.

“We have always felt passionate about our duty to educate the next generation of caregivers in a way that promotes our mission of caring for the whole person – body, mind, and spirit, and in alignment with our values of Dignity, Excellence, Service and Integrity,” says Kari Gervais. “We have been very fortunate to find a likeminded organization in Cambrian College. We value our long-standing relationship and their dedication to ensuring students have meaningful and positive placement experiences. We owe our success to partnerships like these, and to the amazing work happening at the frontlines of our organization where our staff deliver compassionate care and service to our residents and patients, and mentorship to our students.”

St. Joseph’s Health Centre operates the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a rehabilitation hospital in Sudbury. It also administers St. Joseph’s Villa and St. Gabriel’s Villa, two long-term care homes in Sudbury. From 1950 to 2010, St. Joseph’s operated the Sudbury General Hospital, before transitioning to
rehabilitation and long-term care.

The Giving Tree 2022

The Giving Tree

The Christmas season here at St. Joseph’s Health here has begun once again.

COVID-19 has made the financial climate challenging for some this year. Along with hanging lights and tinsel come an opportunity to give to those in need.

The Spiritual and Religious Care Dept. is sponsoring an initiative on behalf of SJHC. We encourage anyone involved with the organization to consider giving to our community and staff.

This year we will be able to give in two different ways:

1. The Giving Tree will be in the Lobby. Once again, we are decorating the tree with tags you may take to purchase pantry item(s) and return to the boxes under the tree. The deadline to bring in your items is Thursday, December 15th, at noon, when we deliver them to the charities. This deadline will give the charities plenty of time to sort and give to the appropriate individuals and families before Christmas.

2. This Virtual Giving Tree on our website. You can give a financial donation – by designating which site you want to go to SJV, CCC or VSGV. The money gathered at each location will provide gift cards to some of our staff that require assistance.

Choose the organization you would like to donate to:

St Josephs Villa of Sudbury Logo

This year, St. Joseph’s Villa will be helping
Our Staff and a local food bank.

Donate Now to the St. Joseph’s Villa Giving Tree! (CLICK HERE)
St Joseph's Continuing Care Centre Logo

This year, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre will be helping
Our Staff and a local food bank.


Donate Now to the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre Giving Tree! (CLICK HERE)
St Gabriels Villa of Sudbury Logo

This year,
Villa St Gabriel Villa
will be helping
Our Staff and a local food bank.


Donate Now to the Villa St. Gabriel Villa Giving Tree! (CLICK HERE)

Thank You for Your Donation!   Happy Holidays!

Celebrate with us!

Each year during the month of April, our organizations celebrate volunteers who have been an integral part of important human connections with residents, patients, staff, and families throughout the year. Thank you to all those staff, families, administration and volunteers who participated in the past 12 months in this year’s virtual video celebration – photo slideshow in honour of our volunteers in action at St. Joseph’s Villa and SJCCC South Bay Road and Clarion Sites!

Please enjoy the video here:

The National Volunteer week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities. Thank you to our volunteers for being present, giving of opportunities and by doing so, making an incredible difference in other’s lives. Volunteering can help us develop empathy; viewing the world through the eyes of another, connect people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, expand our views and build our capacity to work collectively contributing to a vibrant, inclusive community.

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate your actions, your understanding, and your sincere concern for the world around you- in which you chose to participate in making a vibrant, safe, compassionate and inclusive space.

Please celebrate by thanking a volunteer at any time of year with us!

Volunteer Week Poster English and French