Thank You! You make a difference

Through donations that the Foundation receives from generous people, groups and businesses, the MSJ Home purchased and/or supported the following initiatives this past year:

  1. Supported the Spiritual Care program for Elders, their families and our Staff;
  2. Provided monies for Staff education, training and development;
  3. Replaced 120 Resident Room Mattresses;
  4. New entry swipe card system for Staff & Resident safety;
  5. Video monitoring system for Alzheimer’s unit for Resident & Staff Safety;
  6. Video monitoring system at entrances for Resident & Staff Safety;
  7. Freshly painted two of the twelve Resident neighbourhoods;
  8. Acquired Ceiling tack lifts for Resident rooms;
  9. Supported workplace wellness initiative

And so much more….

The foundation exists solely to replace and upgrade equipment and furnishings throughout Mont St Joseph Home through a Board approved priority Capital list. This list is very flexible as it needs to be for possible emergent situations i.e. A kitchen thermodine breaks down and needs to be replaced which is used by kitchen staff to keep food hot for meals. This piece of equipment would become a priority over any other capital item that has been deemed a priority. Mont St Joseph Home is currently 17 years old, these types of situations are becoming a very common occurrence which the Foundation helps financially sustain the burdens of the Home as they arise. With that maturity, this building and its equipment has many areas that will require attention, either ‘today’ and tomorrow.  The reality is that most of these needs, if not all, must be addressed by our Foundation – and the generosity of our donors.  Some of these needs may not be considered ‘glamorous’ but are legitimate needs that speak to the safety and comfort of every person who lives, works, volunteers or visits MSJ Home.  The list of items below is an example of the improvements we will need to address within the next 5 years.  The practical reality is that this list will grow as another day passes!  Estimated costs of the list below easily exceed $1 million.  Imagine!

Ceiling Track Lifts
Replace Nurse Call
Repair Wander Areas
Replace Hot water Piping
Dining Room Furniture
Replace Dishwasher
Replace Roof Shingles
Repaint Common Areas
Replace Flooring
Replace Main Lounge Piano
Replace Living Area Blinds
Baby Grand Piano Chapel
Wheel Chair Garden
Stainless Steel Counters
Laundry Room Renovations
Blind for Skylight
Solar Hot Water Heat
Replace Bi-fold Door Lounge
Upgrade Video projectors
Permanent Quiet Room
Sidewalk Improvements

We are blessed by the efforts of the Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors as they plan, organize and/or contribute to events such as Grandparents Day & Stroll-A-Thon, Deck the Halls, Monty, Garden of Life and the Tree of Love and other special celebrations that create awareness and information about the successes – and challenges – of operating a special care home like Mont St. Joseph Home.

We are thankful to everyone who participates in the MSJ Monthly Giving Program.  If you wish to consider a Planned Gift for the Home, do not hesitate to give us a call or talk directly to your lawyer and/or financial planner.

Corporate and business donors, residents, families, friends, past resident families, Service Clubs, and people just like you who wish to make a difference in the lives of the residents of Mont St. Joseph Home are the people who donate and support the Home.

Please consider one of the many following options for Giving:
• Contribute to Fundraising Events throughout the year.
• For as little as $5 a month become a member of our Circle of Care by joining the MSJ Monthly Giving Program.
• Make a pledged donation over a specific time frame.
• Commit to a planned Gift.
• Name Mont St Joseph Foundation the charity of choice upon the passing of a loved one.

All charitable donations receipted & Gift In Kind contributions are cumulative Forever. When you reach the next level of contribution on our Donor wall your plaque moves to the next level of recognition to acknowledge your accumulated donation.

November 2014

Prince Albert Rotary Club – 7th Annual Wine Premiere

Raised $6,800 for Mont St Joseph Home

Thank You!!!!!

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October 2014

Moker & Thompson’s 2nd Annual “Field of the Future” Community Fundraiser

They raised $32, 436.36 for Mont St Joseph Home

Thank you!!!!



September 2014

Harold’s Family Foods

Donated $10,000 to the “Garden of Life” for upgrades to Resident Patios

Thank you!!!!



June 2013

The charity steer project is the regional 4-H members’ way of giving back to the generous communities that have always supported them. The annual charity steer is purchased by the members of the 7 regional 4-H clubs on their own. The members are responsible for raising the steer throughout the 4-H year.

Charity 2013 will make his grand appearance at the finished beef show and sale on June 9th and June 10th at the Prince Albert Exhibition grounds. The steer will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during the sale segment. Mont St Joseph Home is honoured to have been chosen as this year’s Charity to receive all proceeds from the Charity Steer Sale.

This auction raised almost $20,000 which purchased 3 ceiling track lifts for residents.  Thank You 4-H Members!

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June 2013

MSJ Residents inaugural outing to Northern Lights Casino in the new mobility bus.  Thank you Richard Ahenakew and staff for the royal treatment. Northern Lights Community Development Corporation Donated $40,000 towards our brand new Mobility Bus.

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October 2013

$40,000 Donation from Northern Lights Community Development Corporation towards our new mobility bus.

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June 2013

Board Director Jacqui Wiesner & Foundation Director Jennifer White accepting grant of $4100 from Prince Albert Community & Area Foundation for the “Artists at Home” Program initiated by staff and is strictly volunteer run.  All donations received help the program to continue by purchasing art supplies and equipment for our Resident Artists.

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Royal Purple Lodge #50, June 2013

Royal Purple Lodge #50 – 2013 Annual donation through their yearly bake sale fundraisers and bingo’s.  The Royal Purple Ladies have been able to support their community in many ways.  Mont St. Joseph Home has been blessed by their support for the last two decades.  Thank you ladies for all you do to make a difference.

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Jack Lang of Asiil Enterprises Ltd. donated a bench in Memory of his Mom Edith & Brother Donnie Lang both who lived at MSJ.

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December 2012

Rotary Club of Prince Albert representatives Shelly Turner and Les Mewis present a cheque to MSJ residents from their 5th annual Rotary Wine Premiere Gala.  We are so blessed to be chosen as a precipitant of this amazing community event.  Thank you Rotary Club for this continued Honour of being the recipients of your incredible event!

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Royal purple #50, June 2012
Foundation Director Jennifer White being presented with an annual donation from the amazing women of the Royal Purple Lodge $250.

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