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About our program

We are the largest veterans' care facility in Canada. Working in close partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, we offer long term and complex hospital care to over 300 veterans from the Second World War and Korean War. Residents live as independently as possible in Kilgour wing, and in the George Hees wing within a supportive environment, when their needs can no longer be met in the community.

Sunnybrook officially opened as a war veteran's hospital in 1948 (learn more about our history). We are proud and consider it an honour to care for Canada's veterans, the courageous men and women who served our country in the name of peace and freedom.

Resident care is divided into three main categories: physical support (including care for veterans who have had a stroke, Parkinson's disease or other chronic illness), cognitive support (early to later stage dementia care), and palliative care (for veterans and the community at large). Along with our specialized cognitive support care units in both K-wing and L-wing, the Dorothy Macham Home also provides innovative dementia care for 10 veteran residents who have challenging or aggressive behaviours due to dementia.

Sunnybrook Veterans celebrate new 100 Club members

Sunnybrook Veterans who have reached the age of 100 or older are now being celebrated in a new way. These centenarians receive a special gift and join the very special 100 Club at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. Richard Ratcliffe, president of the Sunnybrook Veterans Council and inductee Frances McIlroy share their thoughts on how this special honour came together.

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Operation Raise a Flag

Operation raise a flag

The Last Salute

To commemorate the Veteran Program's 75th anniversary, a collaborative team created The Last Salute with exquisite photographs of 40 of our Centenarian Veterans by Yuri Dojc and their stories through interviews by Alannah Campbell.

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A message to Sunnybrook Veterans

Veterans Week

Cenotaph Refurbishment 

Sunnybrook is working with Veterans Affairs Canada, our veteran residents and members of our community to refurbish and restore the Cenotaph on Bayview Avenue. The monument is a fixture the hospital’s identity for passersby on Bayview and it features prominently in our wreath laying ceremony during our Remembrance Day services each year.

Construction will include repointing of the concrete, installation of lighting features, and some general maintenance and clean up. It will not affect this year’s ceremony. We expect to have the project complete in time for Remembrance Day 2023, which will also mark the 75th Anniversary of the first patient admitted to what was then known as Sunnybrook Military Hospital.

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Family Advisory Council

Family & Resident Resource Centre