More than a donation

Each year, the Montfort Foundation works tirelessly to raise funds to help the hospital improve the care and services it provides.

In 2018-2019, with a renewed vision for the future, we implemented our new three-year strategic plan and modernized our brand image to reflect Montfort’s visual identity. Last October, when we moved our offices to 745 Montreal Road, we were able to welcome two new philanthropy professionals.

Thanks to a matching donation program, the Foundation acquired two new portable ultrasound machines for Montfort’s cardiology and pneumology clinics. This is the very first truly integrated tele-ultrasound solution in the world. It can be connected to a smart mobile device, allowing technicians to go right to the patient’s bedside to make a quick diagnosis. It also provides high-quality images and allows photos, videos and notes to be shared in real time so that quick and informed decisions can be made.

In addition to distinguishing ourselves through our annual signature events, we surpassed the targeted objective for the global movement GivingTuesday — National Giving Day, which encourages people to think about others by making a donation to a charitable work they hold dear.

In keeping with Hôpital Montfort’s mission and vision, we invested in teaching and research at the Institut du Savoir Montfort – A Knowledge Institute, which helps the hospital remain on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, while continuing to distinguish itself as a leader.

We awarded five clinical excellence scholarships for Francophone nursing interns in the consolidation phase. We also awarded a Collège Boréal scholarship for a Francophone consolidation internship in practical nursing.

Through its planned giving program, the Foundation received several bequests and gifts of stocks from generous donors.

Since Montfort depends on philanthropy to achieve excellence, we are confident that through the generosity of our community members, we will be ready to take on new and wonderful challenges, not the least of which is the construction of the Orléans Health Hub.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Montfort Foundation team, please accept my sincere thanks to each and every one of our donors for their precious contribution. Each donation—no matter the amount—has a direct and immediate impact on the care patients receive at Montfort and we would not be able to pursue our mission without your commitment and your generosity.

Ronald F. Caza
Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Montfort Foundation

Christine Sigouin
President and CEO of the Montfort Fondation

In 2018-2019, the Foundation gave $2,198,265 to Hôpital Montfort, the Institut du Savoir Montfort – A Knowledge Institute, and to excellence scholarships for our future health professionals.

The Foundation's annual report will be available in September 2019.