St. Raphael’s is a charitable organization created to build and operate a palliative care home and day center that will offer free, high-quality care in one of the most populated areas of Montreal.

A heritage to preserve.
A new history to write.

The origins of the project date back to 2008. After the closing of the Church of St. Raphael the Archangel on Lajoie Avenue in Montreal, the Archdiocese of Montreal agreed to transfer the use of this magnificent building and its land to the community, with the intent of enabling a unifying and humanitarian project that would benefit the entire community.

A committee composed of former parishioners and people from the business and health care sectors was formed to study and analyze the needs of the community. They found that what the area needs most is a palliative care home and day centre. That is how the St. Raphael’s project was born, in memory of Father Gerry, the last parish priest at St. Raphael’s, a generous and devoted man whose simple mission in life was to serve others, and who passed away from cancer in 2007.

Once in operation, the facility will extend a respectful and compassionate welcome to people from all walks of life, regardless of their social condition, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.

> Father Gerry’s story

Our vision

That everyone is able to have an end of life filled with humanity and dignity.

Our mission

To offer exceptional palliative care and services in a warm and compassionate environment, free of charge, to people suffering from an incurable illness, so that they may live an end of life imbued with compassion, respect and humanity. To offer a beneficial break and support for loved ones and caregivers.

Our values

Generosity

We share a profound desire to help others and give of ourselves to help improve the quality of life of all people in our community.

Respect

Our actions, interactions, and accomplishments are guided by a deep respect for others.
The care and services provided to patients and their loved ones and caregivers will respect their wishes and desires.

Well-Being

We firmly believe in the enjoyment of Life, wherever it is found, and we aim to create an environment conducive to countless moments of happiness, delight, and joy.

Openness

St. Raphael’s will welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of their social condition, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.

Directors

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Marie Michèle Del Balso

Senior Vice President,
Le Groupe Maurice
VICE PRESIDENT

Marco Ottoni

Vice President, St. Raphael’s
SECRETARY

Sergio G. Famularo, LL.B.

Partner,
Famularo Fernandes Levinson,
attorneys
TREASURER

Marc Jutras, CPA, CA

Partner,
KPMG Entreprise
DIRECTOR

Louis Bernard, LL.L., Ph. D.

Consultant,
Officer of the Ordre national du Québec
DIRECTOR

Dr. Manuel Borod, M.D., C.M., B.Sc., MBA, MPH

Director, Division of Supportive
and Palliative Care Programs,
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
& Assistant Professor of Oncology,
McGill University
DIRECTOR

Domenic Chiovitti, Eng.

Founder and President,
Chiovitti Consultants
DIRECTOR

Paul de Lanauze, CPA, CA

Consultant
DIRECTOR

Sylvain Girard

Human resources management consultant
DIRECTOR

Danielle Pagé

Consultant,
business administration, philanthropic management
DIRECTOR

Marie-Josée Privyk, CFA, SIPC

Associate,
Millani

St. Raphael’s is a charitable organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Charity registration number:
81999 7693 RR0001

Join our team

St. Raphael’s is hiring! Work in an environment imbued with humanity while also contributing to a worthy cause.