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St. Joseph's Care Group


St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) combines tradition and innovation in responding to the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario since 1884. Offering a broad range of programs and services in Addictions & Mental Health, Rehabilitative Care, and Seniors’ Health across eight sites in the City of Thunder Bay, we continue advancing our vision to become a leader in client-centred care by being here for our clients, our people, our partners, and our future. 

With over 2,200 staff and growing, we pride ourselves on maintaining our core values of Care, Compassion, and Commitment. We are recognized as a leader in delivering safe, high-quality health care and have been Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest level awarded by Accreditation Canada. 

Program Description:

The Physical Rehabilitative Care Program provides high-intensity, time-limited, interprofessional rehabilitation, with a focus on clients with neurological conditions. The Interprofessional Team consists of a Physiatrist, Family Physicians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Rehabilitation Assistants, Registered Social Workers, Registered Dietitians, Speech Language Pathologists, Indigenous Health Associates, and Mental Health resources. The program works closely with Home and Community Care Support Services, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, and the Care Group’s Outpatient Neurology Services in order to facilitate client discharge back to the community with formal support services.

Implementation in Action

Consortium Members

Site Leads


Ron Turner - Director, Inpatient Rehabilitative Care

Implementation & Evaluation Specialists (IES)


Denise Taylor - Manager, North West Regional Rehabilitative Care Program

Site Implementation Team (SIT)

Dr. Hanan ElSherif - Senior Medical Director of Rehabilitative Care and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist
Andy Peters - Client and Family Partner
Matt M. - Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Peer Support
Stephanie Schurr - Clinical Manager, Physical Rehabilitative Care Program
Kiri Simpson - Occupational Therapist 
Madeleine Hongisto - Physiotherapist

Jessica Popert, Physiotherapist
Tanis Banovsky - Nursing Professional Practice and Bests Practice Spotlight Organization Lead    
Kaitlyn Ciddio - Clinical Manager Indigenous Health N’doo’owe Binesi
Jacqueline Veneruz -Director Collaborative Practice

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