The first palliative day centre of its kind in Montreal

Improving the quality of life of our guests and providing much needed respite to caregivers - St Raphael's

St. Raphael’s day centre offers a warm and inviting space for people with a life-limiting illness to come together, share their experience and find comfort.

An experienced interdisciplinary team follows up once a week with the person and their loved ones, helping them to live fully within the limits imposed by their illness.


St. Raphael’s continues to offer services in compliance with the Quebec Government’s directives.

St. Raphael’s has established temporary preventive measures to reduce the impact and the risk of spreading COVID-19 to our employees, volunteers, patients and their families, and the community as a whole.

Contact us for further information:

T: 514-736-2001


Guest care and services

Guests have access to a multitude of services, all of which are provided free of charge and have been proven to greatly improve their quality of life.

  • Capacity for 20 guests and caregivers per day
  • Professional services: social workers, nurses
  • Psychosocial and other services: individual and group sessions, art therapy, music therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, pet therapy
  • Training, conferences, thematic discussions
  • Meals
  • Therapeutic baths
  • Recreational activities: drawing and painting workshops, light exercise, relaxation, board games

Services for loved ones and caregivers

Loved ones will have the option of taking a day of respite essential for their own well-being or accompanying the guest for their day at the centre. Several activities will be offered to loved ones depending on availability.

Multidisciplinary team

Attentive to the specific needs of each patient and their caregivers, several professionals accompany and support them throughout their day at the day centre.

Access criteria for the day centre:

  • 18 years or older
  • Montreal resident
  • Diagnosed with an incurable illness
  • Living at home

To register for activities

The guest must be referred by a health professional who must complete the Request for services form and medical summary. These documents can be emailed to or faxed to 438-375-6947.

The Director of multidisciplinary services will contact the guest and arrange an appointment to organize an initial on-site assessment and choice of activities.

The guest must be able to go to the day centre on their own, as no transportation service is available.

A free lunch will be served to the guest and a small fee will be charged for the caregiver’s meal.

For additional questions and/or concerns, please contact day centre’s admission nurse at 514-736-2001 or by email

We welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of their social condition, ethnic origin, sexual orientation and gender identity or religious beliefs.

Day centre

Opening hours

9 am to 4 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


6005 Deacon Road
Montreal QC  H3S 2P4



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