History of the Covenant Foundation


In 1994, three Edmonton hospitals (Edmonton General, Grey Nuns and Misericordia, ) merged into one health group known as the Caritas Health Group. At the same time, two separate Foundations serving the three hospitals also began operating as one – The Caritas Foundation. 


Caritas Foundation inspired and enabled community support for compassionate, holistic and innovative health care at the three hospitals for more than two decades. Then, on April 1, 2016, Covenant Foundation was formed to better meet the increasing need for funds deliver on health priorities for Albertans. By increasing fundraising capacity and community health awareness and education, the Foundation is well positioned to leverage resources, improve priority alignment, reduce duplication and enhance accountability to our donors and stakeholders. 

Today, the Covenant Foundation, a Foundation of Covenant Health, raises funds to help support 15 facilities across the province by providing the highest quality care to those patients and residents who seek Covenant Health services:


  • Banff Mineral Springs Hospital
  • Chateaux Vitaline
  • Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre
  • Grey Nuns Community Hospital
  • Holy Cross Manor
  • Misericordia Community Hospital 
  • Saint Thomas Health Centre
  • St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital
  • St. Joseph's General Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Home
  • St. Margeurite Manor
  • St. Therese Villa
  • Villa Caritas
  • Villa Marie
  • Youville Home