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“A specialized children’s hospital cannot pretend to be as such without donors and strong community support.” - Dr. Sherif Emil, Director, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

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1904. The Montreal Children’s Hospital became Quebec’s first pediatric hospital, thanks to the Montreal community’s generosity. The Children’s mission: Caring for all children in need of treatment, regardless of their families’ means.

1973. The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation was established to bolster these values, while promoting excellence in care. Since its creation, thanks to the community’s support, the Foundation has raised over $428 million to support relentless innovation in research, teaching and care at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, an internationally-renowned pediatric center providing highly-specialized healthcare.

2005. The Best Care for Children campaign is launched to help build the new hospital on the Glen site. Thanks to the support of the business community and individuals, the Foundation raised $105M. With single-patient rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and an innovative design to accommodate the best modern pediatric medicine has to offer, the Hospital is uniquely placed to blend teaching and research with cutting-edge patient care.

2015. Star NHL defenseman P.K. Subban announced his $10 million pledge to families at the Children’s through the P.K.’s Helping Hand fund and the P.K. Subban Foundation.

2016. The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation opened a satellite office on the Glen site to be closer to those it seeks to help: families, children and hospital personnel. Come by for a visit!

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