Fundraising

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.

Contribution
 to operating expenses - St Raphael's

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.

More about our history

Our donors

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.

Our collaborators

Thanks to our collaborators who have greatly contributed to reaching our goal.

Major fundraising campaign Co-Chairs
Lillian Vineberg

Lillian Vineberg

Philanthropist
Richard Renaud

Richard Renaud

Chairman and CEO, TNG Corporation
Carolyn Renaud

Carolyn Renaud

Philanthropist
Luc Maurice

Luc Maurice

Founder and CEO, Le Groupe Maurice
Committee Co-Chairs
Lyne Roy Payette
Special Gifts Committee Chair

Lyne Roy Payette

Vice President, Commercial Mortgages, Desjardins
Monette Malewski
Major Gifts Committee Co-Chair

Monette Malewski

President M Bacal Group
Nicolas Mastandrea
Major Gifts Committee Co-Chair

Nicolas Mastandrea

Vice President, Murray & Company, Real Estate Advisors Inc.
Martin Thibodeau
Lead Gifts Committee Chair

Martin Thibodeau

President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank
Louis Roquet
Exceptional Gifts Committee Co-Chair

Louis Roquet

Chairman of the Board, Investissement Québec
Peter O’Brien
Exceptional Gifts Committee Co-Chair

Peter O’Brien

Lawyer and corporate director
Honorary Committee Members
Mr. John LeBoutillier

Mr. John LeBoutillier

Monreal businessman and corporate director
Dr. Joseph Ayoub

Dr. Joseph Ayoub

Hemato-oncologist, palliative care unit CHUM – Hôpital Notre-Dame and board member of St. Raphael’s
Dr. Armen Aprikian

Dr. Armen Aprikian

Urologist and Chief of the Cancer Care Mission MUHC
Dr. Gerald Batist

Dr. Gerald Batist

Chairman of the Department of Oncology McGill University
Dr. Guy Breton

Dr. Guy Breton

Rector Université de Montréal

Annual report

Learn about our activities. Consult our annual report.

Fundraising events

Upcoming events

Past events

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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