St. Raphael’s is a grassroots charitable organization two-thirds of whose funding comes from private donations by companies and individuals who, like you, care about providing those living with an incurable illness with an end-of-life filled with compassion and dignity.
When the community takes charge
Palliative care is offered free of charge. Its cost is funded by both private donations and a public contribution in the form of grants and tax credits.
The Ministry of Health and Social Services not only increased its financial contribution for palliative care beds in Quebec in 2018, thus covering 33% of the annual costs of patient care, but also decided to help fund the operations of the very first palliative day centre on the Island of Montreal by making a grant of $500,000 for the first year of operations.
Although the provincial government contributes to the financing of St. Raphael’s, operation of St. Raphael’s as well as the quality and sustainability of the care and services offered are possible thanks to a significant contribution coming mainly from the community.
We’ve achieved our goal because of you!
The origins of St. Raphael’s date back to 2008. Since the beginning, the project has been carried forward by the incredible mobilization and commitment of numerous collaborators and volunteers. Despite their substantial contribution, which helps to reduce labour costs, the construction and operation of St. Raphael’s for the first two years will require more than $12 million, of which $10 million will need to be financed by the community.
Consequently, a Major Fundraising Campaign Committee was formed in 2015 to support us in achieving our objectives. The committee’s efforts are bearing fruit, such that we have now surpassed 90% of our fundraising objective.
It is truly together that we are building
a future imbued with humanity.
To date, St. Raphael’s can count on the support of more than 900 donors. We thank them for believing in the importance of such a cause. Their generous contribution has enabled the realization of an ambitious and meaningful project for the community.
Thanks to our collaborators who have greatly contributed to reaching our goal.
Major fundraising campaign Co-Chairs
Chairman and CEO, TNG Corporation
Founder and CEO, Le Groupe Maurice
Lyne Roy Payette
Vice President, Commercial Mortgages, Desjardins
President M Bacal Group
Vice President, Murray & Company, Real Estate Advisors Inc.
President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank
Chairman of the Board, Investissement Québec
Lawyer and corporate director
Honorary Committee Members
Mr. John LeBoutillier
Monreal businessman and corporate director
Dr. Joseph Ayoub
Hemato-oncologist, palliative care unit CHUM – Hôpital Notre-Dame and board member of St. Raphael’s
Dr. Armen Aprikian
Urologist and Chief of the Cancer Care Mission MUHC
Dr. Gerald Batist
Chairman of the Department of Oncology McGill University
Dr. Guy Breton
Rector Université de Montréal
2nd edition of the Francis Glorieux Golf Tournament
On September 9th, the 2nd edition of the Francis Glorieux Golf Tournament was held, raising $152,000 net in profit for St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre.
1st edition of the Walk for Dignity
On June 17, Marie Michele Del Balso took on the impressive challenge of walking 100,000 steps in a single day and raising funds to support the excellent palliative care services offered at St. Raphael’s. Compassionate supporters joined her in walking the streets of Montreal in memory of a loved one and to raise funds for the organization. In the end, more than $200,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of over 600 donors.
Fireside chat “Choosing life … at the risk of losing it” for those with an incurable disease and their loved ones
October 16 — St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre invites you to its first event. A fireside chat on the topic of “Choosing life … at the risk of losing it“, organized as part of PROJECTION week.
Humour Me gala: $1M raised for St. Raphael’s
May 22, 2019 — More than 800 people attended the Montreal edition of the Humour Me event, which was held on May 13 at the Place des Arts to benefit the St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre…
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