About us

About the Foundation

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charity established in 1980. We raise funds for medical equipment, research and enhanced patient care at St. Paul’s Hospital, a world-leading academic health science centre located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

You can learn more about who we are and how we operate by visiting the following pages:

About our hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital’s tradition of excellent and compassionate care began in 1894, when the Sisters of Providence founded a 25-bed hospital in the name of the then-Bishop Paul Durieu. St. Paul’s has since grown to become a world-leading academic health science centre and is the largest of the sites operated in Vancouver by Providence Health Care.

Today, St. Paul’s cares for more than 380,000 patients a year from throughout British Columbia, including many of our most vulnerable and marginalized populations. Our research programs look for ways to advance health care treatment and prevention for patients locally and around the world, enabling St. Paul’s to achieve many “firsts” in patient care. As a teaching hospital with affiliations with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, St. Paul’s also plays a key role in shaping tomorrow’s medical leaders today.

But as far as we’ve come, we’ve never forgotten our roots. In the spirit of the tradition started by the Sisters of Providence, St. Paul’s Hospital remains committed to caring for those in need with compassion and excellence as we head into our second century of service.

Please visit the hospital website if you are a patient or family member who would like more information about being a patient at St. Paul’s.