The RBC Foundation has announced that they're donating a $10,000 gift to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation to support nursing education.

The gift enables the nurses to take courses and improve their skills to better serve surrounding rural communities.

“Nurses in rural communities require a diverse set of skills, so ongoing education is important,” said Candace Kopec, Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Hospital, “We also have a particular need to provide training around debriefing for staff following a critical incident. So thanks to RBC’s support we will be able to provide ongoing expert support to our staff in times of need.”

The gift is part of the RBC Foundation’s overall $6 million commitment this year to reskilling, upskilling, and improving the resiliency of nurses and healthcare workers at hospitals across the country.

“As we navigate changing and emerging healthcare challenges, we at RBC believe that investing in the development and upskilling of nurses is critical to improving the quality of patient care and patient outcomes,” said Kim Ulmer, RBC Regional President,  We’re honoured to continue to support our resilient and compassionate healthcare workers who take care of us in our deepest times of need.”