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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! Last year, donors gave more than $3.6 million, funded 114 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 or organization with a star on the Lights of Hope display! 

Our iconic stars come in multiple sizes and recognition levels including Platinum (15ft), Gold (6ft), Silver (4ft), Bronze (3ft), and Partner (shared star in archway). Whatever you choose, your star will shine brightly throughout the holiday season as testament to your commitment to the wellness of British Columbians.

2023 Stars

  • Frank & Marilyn Anfield
    DP World Logo
    St. Paul’s Heart Centre Team
    In Loving Memory of Michael Andrew McLennan
    Gerrit and Agnes Mey
    Radiologists of St. Paul’s Hospital
    Ken and Junko Shinozaki
    Ventana Construction logo
  • The Anesthesia Department of St. Paul’s Hospital
    The Barnes Family
    Phoenix Aviation Logo
    graham construction logo
    Pacific Nephrology Group logo
    Palmer Family Foundation
    St. Paul’s Hospital Department of Surgery
    St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department Physicians
    In Loving Memory Philip T. Liu
  • A&W Logo
    Andrew Sheret Logo
    In memory of Doug & Grace Bosma
    British Columbia Masonic Foundation
    IA Financial Group logo
    In Memory of Kathy Lee
    PCL Construction logo
    RAM Consulting Logo
    stantec logo
    VDK Logo blue yellow
  • Dr. James Abel
    Arcadis logo
    Michael and Lori Berkson
    Ron, Wendy, Bronwyn, Aiden Carere
    Chernoff Thompson Architects Logo
    Concorde logo.
    Department of Psychiatry
    Philip Flostrand
    Fluor logo
    Ms. Lillian Franz
    G&H Vegetarian Food Ltd.
    GLF Environmental Logo
    Kenneth Heichert
    Dr. Chih-Ho Hong & Dr. Susie Song
    Dr. Andy & Mrs. Marla Ignaszewski
    Dr. and Mrs. Amin Javer
    Keltic Logo
    Alice and Larry Laberge
    Drs. J. Lea and B. Westerberg
    Savannah and Quincy Ramanathan
    Randall Foundation
    Stikeman Elliot Logo
    Townline Logo
    Sterling, India, Paloma, and Idris Virani
    Angela M Y Wong
  • Dr. Jamil Bashir and Dr. Andrea Butler
    Dr. Anson & Mrs. Jessie Cheung
    Gordon and Eva Francis
    Marie Fujisawa
    Dr. Jasmine Grewal & Mr. Roop Mundi
    Rogerio da Cruz Martins Family
    Rancho Management Services
    Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
    Dr. Albert & Jane Scholtz
    Imogen and Josephine Scott
    Mr. H.E. Sinnecker
    Dr. Nardia Stardom
    TForce Logistics
    Ken & Patricia Tolmie
    Cecilia Tupper
    Westshore Terminals Ltd.
    Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership
    Linda Wong

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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