“The past year has been full of opportunities and some challenges as we continue to create meaningful changes in our health care system.” – Leslie Bonshor, VP, Aboriginal Health, VCH

The Welcoming Space at VGH’s Diamond Family Courtyard is a healing, gathering space and an expression of the link between the land VGH sits on, which are the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh Nations.

Philanthropy is the key to transforming the main entryway spaces at VGH that recognize the link between Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the Indigenous people in VCH’s care.

Watch this video on the Welcoming Space 


Imagine a person struggling with addictions and possible trauma coming in to receive care. Then, imagine they are being asked to transport themselves across different cities and manage their appointments, in addition to having limited transportation and timekeeping options on top of these incredibly challenging issues.

Addiction is a reality for so many people who have found themselves in desperate need of help, and we need to make the system more accessible than ever so that they do not slip through the cracks.

We are fundraising for a Withdrawal Management Centre to help provide a modern solution to substance use.

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The Need

Whether it be mental health, seniors care or health care for our most vulnerable citizens, philanthropy can make a huge difference.

95,000 patients
are seen in VGH's Emergency Department each year

1 in 5 Canadians
are diagnosed with a mental illness in their lifetime


With you, we can transform health care to meet the unique needs of our diverse and aging population through a holistic strategy that ensures the right people, tools and environment support care and recovery for the mind and body.

We are committed to marginalized populations
and a next generation strategy in the Downtown Eastside that aims to better address acute health crises, longstanding and complex chronic conditions and marginalized populations

Home is Best Program
is a VCH adopted system-wide approach to health care that involves hospital nurses, physicians and other health professionals working collaboratively to improve a senior’s journey across the health care system

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