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Where there is light,
there is hope.

About Lights of Hope

Lights of Hope is one of our most visible and important fundraising campaigns. Since 1998, your gifts to Lights of Hope have raised more than $50 million! This year, donors gave more than $3.6 million, funded 96 urgently-needed hospital and long-term care programs, and supported 7,000 health care heroes across Providence Health Care.

Your gift makes a difference. Here’s how you can support Lights of Hope.

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Why Give to Lights of Hope?

Your donations make it possible to save lives… to provide warm clothing to patients in need… to fund research initiatives that change the way we diagnose and treat disease… and to transform health care with the new St. Paul’s Hospital and BC’s first publicly-funded dementia care village.

Lights of Hope display

Your gift truly touches every patient, resident, family, and caregiver

You bring compassion and innovation to St. Paul’s Hospital and to hospitals and care sites across Providence Health Care and Providence Living.

And you fund countless programs and services across BC, fostering wellness for all British Columbians. Thank you!

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Stories of Hope

When you give to Lights of Hope, you help families at their most vulnerable. And you give caregivers the tools and equipment they need to make our patients, residents, and families more comfortable.

Sonia, a resident living in long-term care at Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver, was delighted to receive the gift of poinsettias from Meadowlands Horticultural.

Tidings of colour and joy!

For folks living in long-term care, the holidays can be an especially tender time of year. One way to kindle the joy of the season is with beautiful flowers. Thanks to Meadowlands Horticultural, 350 vibrant poinsettias are bringing joy – and cheerful colour – to our residents.

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Image of Greg and Kathryn outside of St. Paul's hospital. They are hugging and smiling.

This is the new stethoscope. This is the future.

This is the story of how a family doctor in Haida Gwaii, a cardiac specialist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, and breakthrough imaging technology saved Kathryn Wiggins.

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Image of Irma and David Oliver

Irma and David Oliver had long wanted to visit Canada’s far north. But Irma’s failing health and frequent blood transfusions forced the couple to stay close to their home in Abbotsford.

Then a miracle happened. A miracle the size of your little finger. And a year later, Irma and David made the 8,000 km odyssey to the edge of the continent: their feet in the Arctic Ocean, their arms around each other, their dream in their hands. It would never have happened without St. Paul’s Hospital.

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Jamie Waterlow and his family.

“When they wheeled him into the operating room, we didn’t know if we’d ever see him again.”

Jamie was a healthy, active college student. On a wilderness hike, he sprained his knee. Days later, he was on a ventilator in an induced coma on the precipice between life and death.

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See the Stars

See your name in lights with a star on the Lights of Hope display! 

Our iconic stars come in multiple sizes and recognition levels. You can even get a star at MSJ, Holy Family, or our long-term care homes. Whatever you choose, your star will shine brightly throughout the holiday season as testament to your commitment to the wellness of British Columbians.

2022 Stars

  • Frank & Marilyn Anfield
    Canada Scaffold Logo
    DP World Logo
    In Loving Memory of Michael Andrew McLennan
    Radiologists of St. Paul’s Hospital
    Ken and Junko Shinozaki
    St. Paul’s Heart Centre Team
    Ventana Construction logo
  • Robert Bruno & Family
    In Memory of Murray D. Bryce
    Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
    CityNews 1130 logo
    EOS Lightmedia logo
    Family Doctors of Providence Health Care
    graham construction logo
    Dr. James Hogg & Dr. Wan-Cheng Tan-Hogg
    In Memory of Melville E. Ives
    Jack 96.9 logo
    Leith Wheeler Logo
    Pacific Gastroenterology Associates
    Pacific Nephrology Group
    The Barnes Family
    Phoenix Aviation Logo
    ProActive Hazmat logo.
    Sheraton Wall Centre Logo
    St. Paul’s Foundation Staff
    The Anesthesia Department of St. Paul’s Hospital
    The St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department Physicians
    Strand Logo
    St. Paul’s Hospital Department of Surgery
    Michael & Wendy Wan
    Vancouver Sun Logo
  • A&W Logo
    Andrew Sheret Logo
    In memory of Doug & Grace Bosma
    Britco Logo
    British Columbia Masonic Foundation
    Peter Bull & Family
    Daily Hive Logo
    Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
    Division of Dermatology
    Doman Building Materials Group
    St Paul’s Hospital Electrical Department
    ENT & Audiology
    Fairchild Media Group Logo
    Gibbons Family
    Harris Family
    HDR Logo
    Heritage Office Furniture Logo
    The Hollands Family
    IA Financial Group logo
    IBEW 213 Logo
    Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation
    Karen Keilty and Doug Smith
    Keltic Logo
    Allan Kiss
    The Kronier Family
    Nelson Kwan
    Leitch/McLeod Family
    Leslie Forest Products Ltd. Logo
    Montalbano Family
    St. Paul’s Hospital Division of Neurology
    Odlum Brown Logo
    Dr. Barbara M. Olson
    The Osen Family
    The O’Sullivan Family
    Otto and Marie Pick Charitable Foundation
    PCL Construction logo
    providence research logo
    RAM Consulting Logo
    The Sin Family
    Sonic Logo 104.9 black
    SportsNet 650 Logo
    St. Paul’s Division of Respiratory Medicine
    St Pauls Hospital Physical Plant
    stantec logo
    Teck Resources Logo
    Thomas Downie Holdings Ltd.
    Gail & David Thompson
    Dmitry Turbin
    A. E. (Ted) Turton Forever Loved and Missed
    VDK Logo blue yellow
    Vollet Family
  • ABB logo
    Dr. James Abel
    aDB Engineering
    Dr. and Mrs. Amin Javer
    Edvard and Mary-Louise Anderson
    Anna’s Cake House
    Arthur and Clara Barry
    Patrick and Susan Beirnes
    Michael and Lori Berkson
    Mark & Carol Blucher
    BlueShore Financial Logo
    Gary and Ariane Bruendl
    Brunello Cucinelli Logo
    Ron, Wendy, Bronwyn, Aiden Carere
    Chernoff Thompson Architects Logo
    Dr. Jesse Chew and Family
    concert properties logo
    Concorde logo.
    Contemporary Office Interiors MillerKnoll certified dealer
    De Sousa and Scott Family
    Department of Psychiatry
    Debi Doucette and Dana Prince and family
    Savannah and Quincy Ramanathan
    Dr. Sammy Chan Cardiology Inc.
    Dr. Shirley M. Wong Foundation
    Drs. J. Lea and B. Westerberg
    Elm Foundation
    Thank you 5A for the compassionate care
    Philip Flostrand
    Fluor Logo
    Frances Ford
    The George & Frances Lam Charitable Foundation
    GLF Environmental Logo
    Sheila Grant
    Grosvenor Americas Logo
    Dr. Chih-Ho Hong & Dr. Susie Song
    In memory of Roy Hughes
    Arcadis IBI Group Logo
    Dr. Andy & Mrs. Marla Ignaszewski
    In Memory of Luke Robert Shuster
    Katherine and Glenn Ives
    In memory of Tegla Jones
    In Memory of Helene Jospe
    Pao Yao Koo and Douglas Kavanagh Family
    Leona Kolla & Alfred Schultz
    Alice and Larry Laberge
    Sheng P. Lu
    Luk Family
    Madison Pacific Properties Inc.
    Maple: Virtual Care
    Geraldine McDonald
    Darlene Myers
    The Navabi Family
    Rudy & Joanne Nielsen
    Norton Rose Fulbright logo.
    June Osbourne
    Valerie and Brian Owen
    In memory of Betty Lou Pacey
    Dr Anita Palepu and Mr. Brent Granby
    Maggie and Terry Phang
    Providence Living Society and Board
    Randall Foundation
    Lindsay and David Salt
    In memory of Luke Robert Shuster
    Stikeman Elliot Logo
    sunbelt rentals logo
    The Boardwalk
    The Bogner Family – in honour of Dr. Leipsic
    The Burrard Logo
    Townline Logo
    Tung Yau Poon
    Valley Traffic Systems Logo
    Dr. Stephan van Eeden
    Tino & Karen Varelas
    Victor and Anna Kern Foundation
    Sterling, India, Paloma and Idris Virani
    sunbelt logo
    John & Sue Willson
    Kathryn Young, Alan, Sam and Sayde Shuster
  • 0988983 B.C. Ltd
    Bao Bao Arts Centre
    Mr. Romel and Mrs. Gay Broomes
    Henry Cabral
    Carlos and May Chan
    Dr. Jamil Bashir and Dr. Andrea Butler
    BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
    Belcum Foundation
    Rick Bennett & Moyna Krusell
    Dr. Philipp Blanke
    Drs. Marc and Rebecca Deyell
    Bowers Medical Supply
    Neysa Finnie & Gord Brown
    Gary and Ariane Bruendl
    Dr. Anson and Mrs. Jessie Cheung
    Winston & Sandy Chu
    Dal Richards Foundation, held at Vancouver Foundation
    Fasken LLP
    Dennis and Kathy Meakin Family Foundation
    Dr. Jasmine Grewal & Mr. Roop Mundi
    Guillevin Electric
    Alasdair & Alison Hamilton
    Harris & Company LLP
    In Memory of Glyn L. Jenkins
    Dr. Marla Kiess
    Edwin & Joanne Lee
    Dr. Lik Hang Lee
    Jerry and Lilli Luking
    Maple Corporation
    In memory of Rogerio da Cruz Martins
    Ming Pao Newspaper
    In Memory of Deedi Mitchell
    Caroline Murphy
    Narumi Nakajo
    Christine Nicolas
    Nancy Piercy
    In memory of Dal Richards – Santa at St. Paul’s NICU
    The Ascension Foundation
    William R. Turner
    Wide Loyal Development Ltd.
    Robert & Lorraine Porter
    Pro-Line Communications
    Rancho Management Services
    RJC Engineers
    Imogen and Josephine Scott
    Super Save Fence Rentals
    TForce Logistics
    The Universal Group
    Ameen, Lana and Safia Toma
    Cecilia Tupper
    Ausma and Don Vicic
    Angela Ming Y Wong
    Yen Bros Food Service

Hope at Home

Hope at Home star lanterns shine brightly in your home, or office, or wherever you need an inspiring reminder of our community spirit! Proceeds support our health care heroes and their amazing efforts to keep us all healthy and safe.

Hope at Hope blue lantern.

At the darkest time of year, Lights of Hope shines with all of the joy and wonder of the holiday season. Be part of the celebration and let your spirit shine with a Lights of Hope star lantern!

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50/50 Raffle

Banner image: photograph of person photographing the Lights of Hope display, with text at the bottom that reads "Lights of Hope 50/50 raffle - Thank you."

Congratulations to our lucky winner!

We’re grateful to everyone who participated in our Lights of Hope 50/50 raffle. The final jackpot was $88,670. The tickets purchased have a profound impact on patients, long-term care residents, and their families. Thank you!

The winner is Michael A., with winning ticket number D-7541684. Michael won a total of $44,335!

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