Thank you for 2022
As we enter the first months of 2023, we want to take a moment to celebrate the successes of the past year which you, our community, have made possible.
For the Foundation, the past year has been one of bold steps for the future. Thanks to the island’s overwhelming response to our capital campaign in 2021, this year Lady Minto’s new Emergency Department will see the first patients through its doors.
This past year also saw Lady Minto Foundation make moves to tackle the systemic causes of our health care worker staffing shortages, namely affordable and appropriate housing on-island. In addition to our Housing Information Portal for Island Health staff which debuted in late 2021, our purchase and renovation of a purpose-designed facility for hospital staff accommodations this past year will provide sorely-needed housing for healthcare workers, slated to open in late 2023.
Across these two projects, we have invested $18 million in supporting continued access to health care for Islanders; later this year, we look forward to celebrating alongside the Salt Spring community as we open these two facilities.
None of these things would be possible without the continued support of our community. If you’re in a position to give, you can learn more about ways to contribute on our Give page.