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.
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.
That everyone is able to have an end of life filled with humanity and dignity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Raphael’s will welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of their social condition, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.
Marie Michèle Del Balso
Senior Vice President,
Le Groupe Maurice
Vice President, St. Raphael’s
Sergio G. Famularo, LL.B.
Famularo Fernandes Levinson,
Marc Jutras, CPA, CA
Joseph Ayoub, MD, FRCPC
Hemato-oncologist, palliative care unit,
CHUM – Hôpital Notre-Dame
Louis Bernard, LL.L., Ph. D.
Officer of the Ordre national du Québec
Domenic Chiovitti, Eng.
Founder and President,
Paul de Lanauze, CPA, CA
Human resources management consultant
business administration, philanthropic management
Marie-Josée Privyk, CFA, SIPC
St. Raphael’s is a charitable organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Charity registration number:
81999 7693 RR0001