Mission Legacy Awards
The community of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton shares a deep belief in the values that our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton instilled in our organization: that it is an honour to serve – and in particular to ensure that those most vulnerable and marginalized have access to compassionate, high quality care.
The prestigious Mission Legacy Award recognize extraordinary individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the health care ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH), St. Joseph's Health System (SJHS), and/or the St. Joseph's Healthcare (SJH) Foundation.
Eligibility and Criteria for Selection
Those eligible are any of the following individual, groups/teams who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to contribute to the legacy and Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, the St. Joseph’s Health System and/or the SJH Foundation.
- Employees (frontline to management)
- Posthumous candidates
- Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton
- Volunteer Board Members
Nominee contributions are measured against the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.
As the Mission Legacy Awards recognize only those individuals who devotedly embody the values of our founders, a limited number of award winners are named each year. Contributions of award winners are seen as generally equivalent.
To view the Mission Legacy Award Winners from 2007-2015, please click here.
Nomination Process & Form
We encourage any individual(s) (internally or externally) to nominate a deserving individual or group/team as a candidate to receive the Mission Legacy Award. The nomination of posthumous candidates is also welcome.
Nominations must include a summary detailing the career and achievements of the nominee as well as an explanation detailing how this individual has contributed to the legacy and the Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, SJHH and/or the SJH Foundation. In addition, the name, address, and phone number of the nominee as well as the nominator should be included.
It is the intent of this award to recognize individuals who have made meaningful contributions throughout the history of the organization, not just those from the recent past.
There is no deadline for nominations as the selection process is ongoing. Annually, a selection committee will review all nominations on file including those from both current and prior years for consideration. A formal recognition will take place annually at an event scheduled to acknowledge the exceptional Mission Legacy Award winners for the current year.
Please click here to download the Nomination Form.
*Note: the nomination deadline for the 2016 award ceremony is June 17th, nominations received following that date will be kept on file and considered for the 2017 ceremony.
Nominations should be forwarded by mail to:
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
c/o Office of the President
50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton ON L8N 4A6
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please call 905.522.1155 ext. 32097.
Process for Selection
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton will form a Mission Legacy Award committee to review nominations. All nominees or their families (by designate) will be approached for their approval prior to any public announcement.
A permanent display recognizing all award winners has been established in the lobby of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's Charlton Campus.
A plaque recognizing the individual will be presented to the award winner or designate as appropriate.
We thank all members of the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton community who participate in this worthy process.