About Us

St. Joseph’s Health System, Group Purchasing Organization (SJHS-GPO) originated in 1992 as a not-for-profit program and system-wide approach to supporting the needs of their three hospitals, two long term care facilities and home care organization.  Over the years, SJHS-GPO has grown significantly and is now national in scope, representing over 400 healthcare facilities across Canada (View our Member Directory).

Today, we continue to unite healthcare industry stakeholders in the procurement of cost-effective capital equipment and food and nutrition solutions to put the needs of patients first.  In doing so, we support the vision of St. Joseph’s Health System:

Living the Legacy: Compassionate Care. Faith. Discovery.

We provide unparalleled strategic sourcing of capital equipment and food and nutrition products, through two highly specialized, core offerings: CAPsource and MEALsource. Each program combines decades of experience with proven processes utilizing innovative technologies that meet the healthcare needs of today and tomorrow. You'll receive all the benefits of group purchasing, including information sharing, cost savings, and dedicated support, but always remain in control of what you buy based on your organization's individual needs.

 I just wanted to express my gratitude with Wendy and Candice from MEALsource. My experience has been so wonderful. I started in August 2018, and they made me feel so welcomed and provided... Read More
Theodora Bellisario, CSNM - Patient Food Service Supervisor
St. Mary's General Hospital
“This was my first RFP experience with St. Joe’s.  The process from start to finish was positive and informative.  At times, it was hard to meet deadlines but it allowed the process to move... Read More
Dana Andersen, Senior – Clinincal Engineering
Queensway Carleton Hospital
"The SJHS-GPO does a fantastic job at conducting the negotiations between the vendor and the hospitals, and focuses on negotiating what is best for each of the individual hospitals."
Joe Matus
St Thomas Elgin General Hospital
“MEALsource has made it possible for our facilities to participate in the local food system in a way that we can feel good about, and they continue to expand the opportunities for us each year. Our... Read More
Sue Roberts - Manager Support Services
Groves Memorial Community Hospital
“Being a part of MEALsource has enabled me to broaden my ideas beyond my own facility, by tapping into the knowledge base of my peers. The program offers a warm, collaborative environment where I can... Read More
Alyssa Sewell - Manager, Food Services and Clinical Nutrition
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
MEALsource are an award winning team, dedicated to their members, corporate responsibility and the surrounding communities. We have had the pleasure to work with them through a number of projects. In... Read More
Franco Naccarato
Greenbelt Fund
“This was a positive experience.  It was informative, organized and the staff was easily accessible to answer questions.  Good experience and would recommend this RFP process for future... Read More
Dana Andersen, Senior – Clinincal Engineering
Queensway Carleton Hospital
"A job well done as usual. Your team is great to work with, we look forward to future endeavours!"
Sean McNamara, Purchasing Supervisor
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
"Fluid process, great team, well organized, polished procurement cycle administration. All parties (suppliers and providers) understand the value of the process. Great program and HUGE time saver."
Jeff Phillips, Manager Logistics and Procurement
Queensway Carleton Hospital
 Being a member of MEALsource has provided us the opportunity to collaborate with a team of professionals who face similar challenges - how do we best manage our... Read More
Kelly Brooks, Manager Clinical Nutrition & Patient Food Services
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton