St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital

Covenant Health


Resident & Family Handbook 
Introduction to Long Term Care 
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital Legacy Story 

Connector Calendar (PDF)

Facility overview 

Contact information
St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital
10707 29 Ave NW
Edmonton AB   T6J 6W1 

Phone: 780.430.9110 

Click here to view a map and get driving directions 



St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital provides compassionate, holistic 24-hour nursing care to people with complex medical needs. The facility also offers palliative care and other valued supports to the local community.

Resident & visitor information

Visiting hours

Visitors are welcome at any time of day. Between 9 pm and 7 am the door is locked. Please use the phone at the entrance if you wish to visit during those hours.

Cable TV

Basic cable is available in each resident’s room for a nominal fee. Residents are welcome to arrange for enhanced services with the cable provider.


Our chapel is open 24 hours a day for quiet meditation. We also have weekly Roman Catholic Masses and other regularly scheduled ecumenical services.

Hair salon

A full-service hair salon is located on the main floor. Check with reception for hours of business.

Phone: 780.430.3440

Monthly newsletter and calendar

The Connector is our monthly newsletter for residents and families. It includes a calendar page outlining daily activities and special events for residents, as well as programs and services in the facility.

Resident laundry

Laundry services are available to residents and can be arranged through care managers.

Resident transportation 

We have a handicap-ready bus for use for recreational activities.

Scent-free environment

For the comfort of residents and staff, we ask that you help us keep St. Joseph’s a scent-free environment. The slightest amount of scent in the air can trigger severe reactions in some people. To help us maintain a healthy environment, do not wear or bring scented products into the care centre. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Smoke-free property

Smoking is prohibited anywhere on St. Joseph’s property, including the parking lot. 

Stop the spread of germs

  • For the safety of our residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you visit. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
  • If you’re sick, it's best to wait and visit your loved one when you’re feeling better. If you must visit and you’re coughing or sneezing, consider wearing a mask to protect your loved one.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then discard the tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing.

Update to Designated Family/Support Person and Visitor Access

Covenant Health acknowledges the social nature of care and the role of family as an integral dimension of the patient and resident experience. Therefore, at Covenant Health there is a presumption in favour of family presence as the standard of care.

Exceptions are necessary when patient, resident and staff safety, quality, privacy and other factors determine limitations.

Refer to the Designated Family/Support Person and Visitor Policy for more information about access and visitation.


Visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, on the west side of the parking lot. Daily, hourly, weekly and monthly tickets can be purchased from the dispenser located at the front of the parking lot. 

Parking map

Parking rates

Hourly: $1
Full day (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.): $4
Weekly: $15
Monthly: $25

2021/22 Overview

Staff                                                                                   449

Volunteers                                                                        14

Long-term care beds                                                     188

Palliative care beds                                                         14

Community day support program clients                  70

Our founders

The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul have a history of service in health care, education, pastoral care and social services. Our legacy from St. Vincent de Paul comes from the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of Montreal, which was founded by a young widow, Emilie Gamelin, in 1843.

In 1861, on the invitation of Bishop Horan of Kingston, four Sisters went to Kingston, Ontario to establish a Congregation to serve the sick, the aged, the poor, prisoners and others in need.

The Sisters’ work expanded to encompass social service and pastoral ministries, health care, retreat and campus ministries and missionary work. Faithful to our heritage of St. Vincent de Paul and the Sisters of Providence of Montreal, our history has been one of initiating work and meeting new challenges in response to changing needs.

Based on this tradition, at the request of Archbishop O'Leary, the Sisters were called to Edmonton in 1927 to open the original St. Joseph's Hospital in 1927, located on Whyte Avenue and 107 Street, where the Sisters provided care to aging pioneers in what was coined Edmonton's "first home for the aged." Throughout the years, the building was upgraded and expanded to meet the residents’ needs.

Eventually, the old structure could no longer meet our needs, and in 1993 we moved to our current location in south central Edmonton.


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