HOpe Centre

Opened in 2014, the HOpe Centre is located on the grounds of Lions Gate Hospital and replaces the hospital?s aging 26-bed inpatient psychiatric unit that was originally built in 1929. The HOpe Centre brings together both inpatient and outpatient mental health services under one roof, vastly improving the efficiency of the care provided. The Centre also houses both the Djavad Mowafaghian UBC Medical Education Centre and is a permanent home for BC Ambulance.

Supporting HOpe

Thanks to the incredible support and generosity of the people in our community, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation was able to contribute an amazing $26.5M to build The Greta and Robert H.N. HO Psychiatry & Education Centre, (The HOpe Centre) at Lions Gate Hospital. 

We have brought HOpe to the North Shore, but the need continues. If you would like to support local mental health care, please consider making a gift to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in support of The HOpe Centre. Together we can continue to make a difference to the care and comfort provided to some of our most vulnerable patients.

HOpe Centre

1337 St. Andrews Avenue
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 3L4
Phone: (604) 984-5000
Fax: (604) 983-6073

Parking & transportation

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Situated on the first floor of the HOpe Centre, the HOpe Caf? is a unique social enterprise partnership between the Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and BLENZ Coffee Company. The fully franchised caf? provides an supportive and inclusive work environment for individuals with lived experience of mental health challenges. Named by the Georgia Straight in 2015 as one of Vancouver?s ten best new restaurants, the HOpe Caf? offers a wide range of food and beverages.

The Caf? is open Mondays to Fridays, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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?The Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre (KDMHRC) is operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association North and West Vancouver Branches. It is a place where family, friends and those affected by mental health challenges can feel comfortable to seek support and get trusted information. The Centre is integral to developing community and addressing barriers and stigma surrounding mental health issues. Educational opportunities, on-the-ground support and problem solving is provided by people with lived-experience. People are brought together to strengthen community ties and build skills in order to improve mental health and well-being.

The Resource Centre offers:

  • Lending library (in partnership with the City of North Vancouver Public Library) with books on a wide range of mental health issues.
  • A Peer Navigator who helps individuals along their journey through the mental health system.
  • Links to community mental health resources in North and West Vancouver and beyond.
  • Community events and workshops which provide information about mental wellness, working to decrease the stigma of surrounding conversations about mental health and mental illness.
  • Online web portal of community-based mental health resources.


Monday ? Thursday, 10 a.m. ? 5:30 p.m.

Fridays, 7 a.m. ? 2:30 p.m..

Closed weekends and statutory holidays.

For more information about the Centre please visit the Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre website.