February 10, 2022

CHSO Welcomes Fontbonne Ministries

The Board of Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario is excited to share that Fontbonne Ministries has joined the CHSO network of sponsored organizations. Fontbonne Ministries is a Toronto-based organization that serves vulnerable populations, seniors and people experiencing social isolation through several programs across the city, including: Fontbonne Place and Mustard Seed;  Studio on the Hill; and Village Mosaic.

Fontbonne Ministries was established in 2000 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto to respond to a variety of needs within the community. After withdrawing from active involvement in the daily operations of the hospitals they established in the city – Providence Healthcare, St. Michael’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre (today’s Unity Health Toronto) – the Sisters discovered their mission of service to the “Dear Neighbour” was not finished. And so, the work of Fontbonne Ministries began. The organization is named for the Sisters ’ foundress in Toronto, Mother Delphine Fontbonne.

In 2021, the Holy See approved the Sisters’ petition to transfer Fontbonne Ministries to CHSO.

For full information on Fontbonne Ministries, we encourage you to visit their website at www.fontbonneministries.ca