Corporate and community leaders

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation creates hope for sick children by providing access to cutting edge equipment, ensuring that the care kids receive at The Children’s is second to none. To the donors listed below we extend an extra special thank-you for their exceptional contributions in support of our Hospital. To see a listing of all our donors, please consult our annual report.

A game changer for social pediatrics


  The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, McGill University, the Université de Montréal and the Fondation du Dr Julien will establish two chairs in social pediatrics in the community, to be based in the Montreal neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. In a Canadian first, researchers will conduct a long-term study on social pediatrics in the community.  This clinical practice has a proven track record, thanks to its founder, Dr. Gilles Julien, who has been practicing social pediatrics in disadvantaged neighbourhoods for nearly 30 years. Studies clearly show that from an early age, social determinants such as income, social status, support networks and social environment have …

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Supporting the next generation of leaders in pediatric research

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The Desjardins Group, through its foundation, has long been committed to helping students achieve their full potential by providing access to post-secondary education through academic scholarships. The Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) is pleased to count on a new partnership with Desjardins Group and its Desjardins Scholarships in Child Health aimed at encouraging its own students. This collaboration will allow our young talented researchers specialized in pediatrics to benefit from research scholarships for a total of $1,000,000 over 10 years. “We are proud to associate the name of Desjardins with the cutting-edge pediatric research conducted at the MCH. For us, education …

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Opération Enfant Soleil: A forever loyal partner of The Children’s


Opération Enfant Soleil is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to raise funds for the development of high-quality pediatrics and to contribute to social health projects for children all over Quebec. The organization’s commitment to The Children’s over the years has been unwavering. Life saving equipment throughout the Hospital has been acquired thanks to the support of Opération Enfant Soleil. The organization’s overall commitment to The Best Care for Children Campaign totals $25 million, funding three major projects that will transform the way care is provided in the new The Children’s. The “Operation Enfant Soleil” Emergency Department of the new Montreal …

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Desjardins Group gives $1M over 10 years to support the next generation of leaders in pediatric research

Over the course of the next 10 years, the most talented young researchers specialized in pediatrics of the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) will benefit from research scholarships called the Desjardins Scholarships in Child Health. As the only pediatric teaching hospital for McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, one of the most prestigious in the world, the MCH is responsible for much of the training of young doctors and researchers in clinical pediatrics and child health research. This financial assistance will provide successful candidates with a unique opportunity to work with leading researchers and achieve a critical step in advancing their education and scientific …

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Clowning around – the “Andy way”


  These doctors are real clowns.  When Petit-Pois and Guy-Mauve waltzed into 11-year-old Marjorie’s room on the sixth floor of the Children’s, the young patient played along as the merry twosome marvelled at the artwork she had produced during her almost-two-weeks at the hospital.   When Dr. Guy-Mauve accidentally broke a small piece off one of Marjorie’s sculptures, the two flew into a frenzy of clown-esque distress and apology. Marjorie’s face lit up as she burst into delighted laughter. Their mission accomplished, our Doctor Clowns continued their rounds: a soft ukelele serenade to a sick baby, a quiet chat with …

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