We embrace tradition, innovation and inspiration

Grey Nun statueTradition

St. Boniface Hospital is a Catholic teaching facility founded by the Sisters of Charity of Montreal “Grey Nuns.” Established in 1871, the first hospital in Western Canada, we are pioneers in health care. Our tradition of caring and reputation for leadership flow from the Grey Nuns’ belief in taking action to care for those who come to us in need. To do so, we manage our resources efficiently and responsibly. Our strength lies in creating an environment that respects and welcomes diversity of faith and cultures. We recognize our special responsibility to the Francophone community.


We anticipate and respond to community needs and lead the way in patient care, research and education, promoting and ensuring excellence in all that we do. Moved by the desire to improve quality and safety of care, we work with all health care providers, researchers, educators, support staff, volunteers, community agencies and partners seeking innovative ways to improve the quality of life for all.


In our quest for excellence, we are inspired by the passion and the spirit of our founder, St. Marguerite d’Youville, and the mission of the Grey Nuns. We maintain the highest ethical standards, respecting life and human dignity, and are committed to the people we serve. We believe that through the involvement of our patients, staff and physicians, and our community, we will achieve these goals. The human face of health care, we are here when you need us most.