The Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario (CHCO) is sponsor to 16 health care organizations in our province. We represent all sectors along the continuum of care, and transform the lives of millions of people by caring for mind, body and spirit. Our common bond is found in the Values established by the seven Congregations of Sisters who founded our organizations over a century ago. These health care pioneers created a culture of excellence, compassion, respect and inclusion that responded in changing times to serve those most in need – the disadvantaged, the homeless and marginalized, and those who would otherwise be forgotten by society. As sponsor, CHCO continues the legacy of the Sisters by ensuring that the Catholic identity, Mission and Values endure through time to strengthen and enrich health care delivery in our province.
CHCO was founded in 1998 as a corporation and a Public Juridic Person (PJP) to transfer sponsorship of health care institutions in Ontario when congregations are ready to move on to other missions. CHCO represents: The Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto; the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sault Ste. Marie; the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Pembroke; the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa; the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Kingston, and (the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood, Toronto) as well as the Fontbonne Health Care Society of Peterborough and the Catholic Health Association of Ontario.
"Sponsorship means working with agencies and institutions to help them sustain and promote their Mission of healing within the Church."
(Ref: Sponsorship of Catholic Health Care Institutions; Rev. Dr. Michael McGowan)
Don McDermott soon to step down from his position as President of CHCO
Foundations in Leadership - A program for leaders in Catholic health and social service organizations 2013-2014. To enable senior leaders, managers and directors in Catholic health and social service organizations to more effectively carry out their unique esponsibilities as leaders of Catholic organizations.
Manager - Pastoral Care & Volunteer Services, St. Joseph's Hospital, Elliot Lake, ON