Our Story

The evolution of a dream

The story of the Louis Brier Home & Hospital

What started as a mere dream has evolved into a cornerstone of Vancouver’s Jewish community; a place where you can enjoy the safety of 24-hour care along with the warmth, choice and comfort of your own home.

Back in 1945, 14 friends known as the Hebrew Men’s Cultural Club shared a vision to create a home for Jewish seniors in Vancouver. That home, initially built to accommodate 13 residents, was established in 1946. Over time, that modest facility grew, changed locations and expanded its services, eventually becoming the Louis Brier Home and Hospital, which has progressed in step with Vancouver’s Jewish community for more than 60 years.

Today, the Louis Brier Home and Hospital is home to 215 residents and is in contract with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Louis Brier is part of a continuum of care known as the Snider Campus, which also includes the Weinberg Residence – a boutique Assisted Living and Multi-Level Care residence adjacent to Louis Brier.

But it doesn’t end here. All of us at the Louis Brier Home and Hospital are committed to continually growing with the needs of the community. We strive to be leaders in the provision of care to the Jewish elderly through excellence in service, clinical practice, education and community outreach.