The Lights of Hope campaign is shining a light on senior care in our community. For the past 34 years, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC) has been celebrating this joyous event to kick off the ‘Season of Giving’.

During the pandemic, St. Joseph’s Care Foundation, the fundraising arm of SJCCC, felt it was time to change the direction of the event and bring it outside for the community to see.

“As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic was exceptionally hard on our senior community,” said Josee Pilon, President of St. Joseph’s Care Foundation. “We decided as a Foundation that it was time to make the Centre sparkle and create some holiday joy for the residents and patients at SJCCC”. 

York Street is brighter, thanks to this event. This year, additional lights have been added to make this event even more memorable than the year before.

The Lights of Hope campaign is the largest fundraiser of the year for SJCCC. Since 2020, the campaign has raised more than $80,000 in support of urgent equipment needs and residents/patient care programs. This year, funds raised from the campaign are supporting the rehabilitation program at SJCCC.

In May 2023, the Centre began construction on a 2400 sq. ft rehabilitation space located on the second floor of SJCCC. A first-of-its-kind in Cornwall, this space will feature new modern rehabilitation equipment and increased program options for rehabilitation. This will be a communal space for SJCCC to offer to its residents, patients, and staff to strengthen and enhance their well-being.

According to Pilon “This year is truly exciting for the campaign. Thanks to the generosity of Lahaie & Sullivan and M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, our local Dignity Memorial family, donations are being doubled until December 31. We are hopeful this is our best Lights of Hope yet.”

To read more about the Lights of Hope campaign, please visit Donations can be made online at by clicking “Make a Donation” or by mail at 14 York Street.  St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre 

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