Our Foundations


Lachine Hospital Foundation

Lachine Foundation supporters came out in great numbers to the Airport Marriott Hotel for the Foundation’s Venetian Ball which was hosted by esteemed TVA Nouvelles anchor Sophie Thibault. Guests were treated to epicurean delights and fine wines with a northern Italian accent, along with the music of a live band. All attendees received a mask upon their arrival as part of the masquerade theme and to add to the fun of the evening.

Special guests included Lachine mayor Claude Dauphin, Dorval mayor Edgar Rouleau, MUHC President and Executive Director Normand Rinfret, MUHC chairman Claudio Bussandri and renowned Canadian fashion designer Frank Lyman. $150,000 was raised to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment for the hospital.

The Foundation’s annual community breakfast fundraiser was a great success and hosted over 400 guests at Barbies Restaurant in Dorval. Dozens of door prizes were handed out and to the delight of the children the mounted police were on hand to show off their horses. Dorval mayor Edgar Rouleau and Lachine mayor Claude Dauphin were on hand to mingle with Foundation supporters. The total amount raised was $15,000.

It was a packed house at L’Entrepôt, the state-of-the art concert hall on Lachine’s waterfront, where friends and supporters of the Foundation were taken on a comedic journey by Lachine native André Sauvé, one of Quebec’s top comedians.

Sauvé entertained the audience with his offbeat humour that was presented in the form of short vignettes. Thanks to the support of Spinelli, the event’s major sponsor, $45,000 was raised and will go towards the continued modernization of the hospital.

Lachine Hosptital Foundation


The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

The mission of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is to support excellence in patient care, teaching, and research at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC, the only pediatric teaching hospital for McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. In 2015-2016, thanks to the generosity of its donors, the Foundation raised $20.76 million. During this time period, and in addition to its regular activities, the Foundation saw several important projects come to pass. In May 2015, the new Montreal Children’s Hospital opened its doors, following a successful campaign that raised $105 million. To raise awareness for this exciting new chapter in the Hospital’s history, the Foundation launched a major multi-platform ad campaign from May-August which resulted in an awareness increase of the MCH by 74% among Francophones and 25% among Anglophones, and increased donations during that time period by 27%. The Foundation also opened a satellite office at the entrance of the Children’s to better serve our community and hospital partners. In September, the Foundation entered into a partnership with Montreal Canadiens star defenseman P.K. Subban who, in the largest philanthropic gesture by a professional athlete in Canada, made a $10 million commitment to the Hospital. In addition, Mr. Subban will serve as a spokesman for the Foundation and joined its board of directors.

For more information, visit The Children's Foundation


The Montreal Chest Institute Foundation

Throughout 2015-2016, a major milestone was achieved as the Montreal Chest Institute (MCI) moved to its new home at the Glen site, and the MCI Foundation was there every step of the way by continuing to fund the Chest’s greatest needs. The Institute’s lung cancer staging program benefitted from substantial support, as the MCI has diagnosed and treated the largest number of patients suffering from lung cancer than any other health care centre in Quebec. Several important pieces of equipment were acquired including: a rigid bronchoscope and a flexi-rigid thoracoscope. Two rigid thoracoscopes were also purchased, which enables MCI physicians to complete a minimally-invasive biopsy procedure. The Chest is only one of three centres in Quebec to have the capacity to perform this technique. The generosity of the MCI Foundation’s donors played a pivotal role in advancing The Best Care for Life campaign and helping the Institute remain at the forefront of respiratory medicine.

MCI Foundation


The Montreal General Hospital Foundation

The Montreal General Hospital (MGH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) continues to build its reputation as a key provider of excellence in patient care, education and research for the community.

On October 20, 2015, the Montreal General Hospital Trauma Centre was named the Dr. David S. Mulder Trauma Centre in honour of Dr. Mulder’s illustrious career as a prominent surgeon, researcher, teacher and mentor. Dr. Mulder has played a prominent role in the development of clinical care, teaching and research at the MGH and McGill University, as well as the formation of trauma care in the province of Quebec.

The naming of the trauma centre also launched the MGH Foundation’s $20 million Care at the Highest Level fundraising campaign highlighting the redevelopment and key funding needs for the future of the MGH. This campaign includes not only the need for redevelopment within the Trauma Centre; through renovations of the Trauma Bays and Emergency Room expansion, but also highlights the many other medical services the MGH provides along with their structural needs. These needs include a Thoracic Surgery in-patient and out-patient clinic and diagnostic centre, hip and knee orthopaedic research, minimally invasive surgery research and equipment, a mental health short stay unit as well as patient centred nursing research. The Montreal General Hospital is also home to many specialized services in Medicine including geriatrics, allergy and immunology, gastroenterology and IBD, internal medicine, rheumatology, dermatology, dialysis and chronic kidney disease.

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation is also delighted to report that on March 3, 2016, the Mental Health Emergency Short Stay and Brief Intervention Unit at the MGH was officially named the Jacqueline G. Angus Mental Health Emergency Unit in honour of Jacqueline Angus and the continuous major support for Mental Health from the Angus family.

The Montreal General Hospital will continue to find innovative ways to remain a leader in the medical field for many more years to come.

Montreal General Hospital Foundation


The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Royal Victoria Hospital Foundations

During 2015-2016, the MUHC and RVH Foundations helped to transform care at the MUHC and also underwent a transformation in their own right by integrating together! Under the direction of one President and Board of Directors, a single staff team inspired support for the hospital’s greatest needs in patient care, research, and education, and a combined $13.5 million was transferred to the MUHC.

A significant milestone was achieved as more than $300 million was raised by our community’s philanthropic leaders to complete The Best Care for Life campaign, which was created to support the construction of the new hospital at the Glen site as well as renovations to existing sites. The MUHC and RVH Foundations received significant donations to help advance this fundraising initiative and they played an instrumental role in helping to transform the manner in which the MUHC delivers patient care.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Foundations also contributed to nursing needs, the development of patient education materials, the RBC Art & Heritage Centre, the purchase of some of the latest medical equipment, and continued to invest in ground-breaking research. To support some of the MUHC’s most promising young physicians and researchers and advance the hospital’s teaching capacity, a number of grants and fellowships were funded by the Foundations and the Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training was also launched, which provides professional skills training and career development opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows studying at the Research Institute.

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation


Cedars Cancer Foundation

For 50 years, the Cedars Cancer Foundation has been making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families and helping healthcare professionals offer the best in cancer care.

In 2015, the Cedars Cancer Centre opened its doors and is giving new hope to cancer patients. This world-class facility consolidates all aspects of the MUHC’s Cancer Care Mission from research to treatment and education in one location.

Cedars meets the physical, mental and spiritual needs of all MUHC cancer patients from pediatric, adolescent and adult through to palliative care through a range of free services and support programs. Thanks to the generosity of Montrealers, fundraising events, as well as corporate donations, major gifts, planned giving, special events and dedicated funds, we are able to:

  • Support exceptional care – prevention, diagnosis and treatment, post treatment, supportive care and palliative care – for the youngest pediatric patients to adolescents and adults
  • Purchase state-of-the-art equipment
  • Fund patient-support programs such as Cedars CanSupport, The Cedars Breast Clinic, Psycho-Social Oncology and Survivorship Programs
  • Build and sustain awareness of cancer-related issues
  • Invest in cancer research, patient education and professional training

Cedars Cancer Foundation