St. Joseph’s Health Care Society (The Society) is the proud owner and sponsor of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, St. Joseph’s Hospice London and St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia Lambton. In its sponsorship role St. Joseph’s Health Care Society holds certain reserved responsibilities and powers. These include approval of by-laws; approval of appointment of Executive Directors; approval of any sale or mortgaging of property of our Corporations; approval of any changes to the philosophy and goals of the corporation; approval of the termination, dissolution, merger or amalgamation of the corporation; and any other powers which may be adopted at any general or special meeting.
The Society is a Diocesan PJP (public juridic person). Public jurdic person is a canon law term for a group of persons (lay or religious) approved by the church who come together as an entity recognized under church law to participate in ensuring the catholic mission and presence is maintained. The Society is responsible for submitting an annual report to the Bishop of the Diocese of London demonstrating that the mission of Catholic health is carried out in each of its organizations according to their mission, vision, values, corporate objects and philosophy. The Diocese of London includes the counties of Middlesex, Elgin, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth, Huron, Lambton, Kent and Essex Counties.