Annual <br>Report 2021

Report 2021

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The Foundation

Thank you for helping The Children’s find Unexpected Ways to Heal so sick children in Quebec can return to their mischievous ways!

The year 2020 was unprecedented, etched in our memories because of the global pandemic. But it also gave rise to such special moments as the spontaneous solidarity shown for front-line healthcare workers, our everyday heroes. We received unwavering support from the community, donors, event organizers, partner foundations, sponsors and corporate partners. Joining in were Campaign Cabinet members, our spokesperson P.K. Subban and celebrities like Vernon Adams Jr. of the Montreal Alouettes and Lance Stroll, Formula One driver, who all stood with The Children’s during these uncertain times.


Despite the fragile economy, the business community, bolstered by the efforts of our Campaign Cabinet, supported our initiatives. Our We Can All Be Superheroes campaign provided nearly 100,000 quality protective masks to our young patients and their parents. Funding for ground-breaking and innovative projects, such as the technological transformation that will make The Children’s one of the first “smart pediatric hospitals” in the world, will further increase its international reputation as a leader in pediatric care.

Thank you for helping The Children’s find <em>Unexpected Ways to Heal</em> so sick children in Quebec can return to their mischievous ways! play video icon

Our ad campaign, Long Live Little Brats, also has people from the four corners of Quebec talking about The Children’s. Our touching video was a resounding success, having been viewed over 550,000 times and won over a dozen prestigious awards here and internationally.


Thanks to your generosity, The Children’s will continue to find Unexpected Ways to Heal and help sick children in Quebec regain their fighting spirit.


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


Renée Vézina


The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
Renée Vézina
Chair, Board of Directors

Katrin Nakashima

Chair, Board of Directors

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
Katrin Nakashima

The Children's

Sometimes generosity feels even more special…

This past year will remain engraved in our minds as the year marked by a pandemic the world never saw coming. Despite myriad challenges, we are proud that the teams at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) were agile and adaptive. Not only did they maintain exceptional family-centred care for our young patients, but they also managed to care for adults who were admitted when our sister hospitals at the MUHC needed beds for patients infected with the COVID-19 virus. In parallel, because innovation is in our DNA, they encouraged many of the unique clinical ideas, research projects, teaching approaches, and other activities that allow The Children’s to develop new and unexpected ways to heal. Of course, their tireless efforts would not have had the same reach or impact without the generous and sustained support of donors.


We wish to underscore that generosity in times of historic hardship, such as 2020-2021, somehow feels even more special. When there’s so much unknown, it is comforting to know that our community continues to be there for us so that The Children’s can attract and retain top specialists and researchers with expertise in rare and complex diseases, offer unique programs to help sick children and their families, including crucial child-life services and financial support for families in need, and purchase vital equipment for diagnostics and treatment.


With this in mind, on behalf of our patients and their parents, as well as our healthcare teams who pride themselves on going above and beyond for them, we express our deepest gratitude to each and every donor who supported The Children’s during this difficult period. We also extend heartfelt appreciation to the leadership, staff and volunteers of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation for their dedication to the Hospital’s mission and priorities. Inspiring changes that will transform the lives of children are possible thanks to such exceptional support! Once again, thank you!

Chairman of the<br>Board of Directors

Mr. Peter Kruyt

Chairman of the
Board of Directors

McGill University Health Centre
President and Executive Director

Dr. Pierre Gfeller, MD, CM, MBA

President and Executive Director

McGill University Health Centre
Associate President<br>and Executive Director

Ms. Martine Alfonso

Associate President
and Executive Director

McGill University Health Centre

The Campaign Cabinet

Together to find Unexpected Ways to Heal

This year, the face of the world has changed with the pandemic. And while our economy begins to recover, sick children and their families still need us.

As Honourary President of our major Unexpected Ways to Heal fundraising campaign, I am very proud to be a member of a dedicated team for whom the health of our children is not an option, but a priority.

As philanthropists and business leaders, we have an important responsibility vis-à-vis The Children's families. Sick children are counting on us. Together, let's empower The Children's to shape the future of pediatric care, here and all over the world.

Thank you for your commitment and support of this campaign, which will help The Children's find Unexpected Ways to Heal.

The Honourable L. Yves Fortier,<br>PC, CC, OQ, QC

The Honourable L. Yves Fortier,

Campaign Cabinet Honourary President
Finding Unexpected Ways to Heal

Finding Unexpected Ways to Heal

A historic fundraising campaign

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85 200 000 $
200 000 000 $
*as of March 31, 2021

Fundraising campaign

$200 M to help young patients be their energetic selves again

The Children’s Foundation launched a major $200-million campaign, the most ambitious pediatric fundraising goal in the history of Quebec, to support innovation in care, research and teaching at The Children’s. The funds will allow The Children’s to remain a world leader in cutting-edge care, renowned for the excellence of its medical teams and researchers from all over the world. Some of the sickest kids in the province depend on the cutting-edge care they receive at The Children’s. And we are confident this campaign will allow us to find Unexpected Ways to Heal and help young patients be their energetic selves again. Because, at The Children’s, we prefer our kids to be spirited, even a little bratty – anything but sick.



The Children’s is one of Canada’s only research institutes to study health from fetus to old age, to innovate in how we treat illness and take care of our families.




Human touch is in The Children’s DNA. Representing a modern Quebec, the Hospital is a world leader setting the standard for patient and family-centered care.




The Children’s covers 63% of the province and speak 47 languages. Affiliated with McGill University for 115 years, the Hospital provides cutting-edge care to families in Quebec, from the Outaouais to the Great North.


Our big projects

Innovation is the key to progress, and The Children’s is uniquely positioned to make new breakthroughs, set new standards in pediatric care and move mountains. Thanks to contributions from our invaluable partners, sponsors and major donors, we can launch these unique and innovative projects. To implement them, we have the best minds in the world and the solid reputation of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, the best in Canada.


Centre for Complex Pain

The Gift of Relief

Centre for Complex Pain

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Did you know that 20-35% of children suffer from complex pain? A transformational $5-million gift from Jane Edwards...

Centre for Complex Pain

The Gift of Relief

Centre for Complex Pain

Did you know that 20-35% of children suffer from complex pain? A transformational $5-million gift from Jane Edwards and her brother Eric Hoguet, of the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation, will benefit children and teens in Quebec living with this type of pain. In support of the newly named Edwards Family Interdisciplinary Centre for Pediatric Complex Pain, Jane and Eric’s extraordinary gift will help to relieve the suffering thousands of young patients.


Their generosity will also allow Dr. Pablo Ingelmo, Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist at The Children’s, and his team to treat a greater number of patients; expand educational programs for families and primary caregivers; support medical education and fellowship programs at the Hospital; and increase work in pain research. This gift includes a $1.8-million contribution to the Edwards’ Family Endowment at The Children’s Foundation to sustain the Centre in perpetuity.

New Hope for the Great North

Minnie’s Hope

New Hope for the Great North

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Thanks to a historic $5 million gift from BMO ($3M) and the Hewitt Foundation ($2M), children in two of Quebec’s...

New Hope for the Great North

Minnie’s Hope

New Hope for the Great North

Thanks to a historic $5 million gift from BMO ($3M) and the Hewitt Foundation ($2M), children in two of Quebec’s northern communities will receive a diverse range of culturally sensitive services locally at the Minnie’s Hope Centre, the first of its kind in Canada.


Established over five years ago by and for the Whapmagoostui Cree and Kuujjuaraapik Inuit communities, the Centre serves families in both distinct cultural communities. This unique collaboration is built upon traditions, values and knowledge, and the contributions of dedicated experts, which have allowed Minnie’s Hope to become a Canadian leader in its field.


Among other things, the new financial support will double the number of Indigenous families served and provide local resources for Indigenous youth, giving them the best chance to reach their full potential.


OPAL: a child’s medical info just a click away

OPAL: a child’s medical info just a click away

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Thanks to the generosity of our donors, including a major corporate gift, The Children’s Foundation has raised...

OPAL: a child’s medical info just a click away

OPAL: a child’s medical info just a click away

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, including a major corporate gift, The Children’s Foundation has raised $1,575,000 to date for the Opal App, a patient-centered, award-winning project that aligns perfectly with the Unexpected Ways to Heal Campaign.


Parents of children with serious or chronic ailments have a lot to manage, including appointments, treatment plans, medications, and lab test results. To help them, The Children’s initially deployed Opal for its nephrology patients as a pilot project. Developed at the MUHC Research Institute, this Quebec first allows families to access, understand and share their child's medical information in just a few clicks.


Accessible by smartphone, tablet and computer, the Opal portal was designed to simplify and streamline the health care journey for our patients. Among other things, parents will have the ability to provide the most recent information about their child’s health to the entire medical team.

Applied Biological Therapies Centre of Excellence

Applied Biological Therapies Centre of Excellence

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Biological therapies are the fastest growing treatment for children with autoimmune diseases. Experts say that within...

Applied Biological Therapies Centre of Excellence

Applied Biological Therapies Centre of Excellence

Biological therapies are the fastest growing treatment for children with autoimmune diseases. Experts say that within 5 years, half of all pediatric patients will be treated with this advanced and personalized care. Because so little is known about the long-term effects of these treatments, The Children's is working hard to discover and improve personalized therapies with fewer side effects.


Thanks to our generous donors, The Children’s Foundation has secured $1.5 million to establish the Applied Biological Therapies Centre of Excellence, which will offer new, personalized and safe medical approaches to biological therapies.


Led by Dr. Christine McCusker, Head of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the MUHC Research Institute, and Dr. Claire Leblanc, Head of the Division of Rheumatology at The Children's, the Centre is the first of its kind in Canada to study the effects of biological therapies on children with autoimmune diseases as they move to adulthood.

Your support helps us change the game!

Your support helps us change the game!

The P.K. Subban Foundation has helped close to 30,000 patients and families at The Children’s. I am so proud of us! The importance of our support over the past 5 years struck me even more in 2020 when the pandemic changed everything overnight. To all of the donors who teamed up with me on this journey, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Every single day, we are making a real difference in the lives of sick children and their families. But we still have work to do! The needs are growing and the Hospital is looking to us. Together, let’s continue to change the game.


P.K. Subban

Your support helps us change the game!
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A community in action

The Caring for Kids Radiothon

The Caring for Kids Radiothon

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The 2020 Caring for Kids Radiothon, in partnership with CJAD 800, 95.9 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio...

The Caring for Kids Radiothon
The Caring for Kids Radiothon
The Caring for Kids Radiothon

The Caring for Kids Radiothon

The 2020 Caring for Kids Radiothon, in partnership with CJAD 800, 95.9 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690, raised an impressive $1,212,562, to help sick children and their parents. Live on air from outside The Children’s P.K. Subban Atrium, in compliance with health measures in force, 19 young patients’ families generously shared their personal stories of courage and resilience. Despite the pandemic, these families wished to express, in person, their gratitude to The Children’s caring professionals and the exceptional care provided at the Hospital. Scores of listeners joined the Circle of Hugs with a monthly donation and the one-day total clearly demonstrates their generosity in these uncertain times.

The MCHF Golf Tournament

The MCHF Golf Tournament

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The pandemic couldn’t stop one of the most anticipated philanthropic events among Montreal’s business community:...

The MCHF Golf Tournament
The MCHF Golf Tournament
The MCHF Golf Tournament

The MCHF Golf Tournament

The pandemic couldn’t stop one of the most anticipated philanthropic events among Montreal’s business community: the 2020 MCHF Golf Tournament, held for the 24th year at the prestigious Royal Montreal Golf Club. The generous participants came with their smiles, their golf clubs, and of course their masks. They all had the same goal: Give hope to the thousands of families who depend on the world-class care offered at The Children’s. Thanks to an anonymous donor who committed to matching all additional donations up to $100,000, the Tournament raised more than $776 084, surpassing the annual results of the previous four years!

Pedal for Kids

Pedal for Kids

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A year unlike any other! Over 360 participants demonstrated their commitment in an inspirational way, despite the...

Pedal for Kids

Pedal for Kids

A year unlike any other! Over 360 participants demonstrated their commitment in an inspirational way, despite the many challenges posed by COVID-19, collectively raising more than $240,000 to fund urgent priorities of the Hospital. The teams, who were not able to take their traditional ride through the streets of Montreal, celebrated their fundraising efforts safely with a virtual event, also attended by spokeschild Daniel. Born deaf, this young patient at The Children’s can now hear following the surgical implant of a hearing aid (BAHA). Over the past 29 years, the event has raised more than $13 M to help thousands of families of sick children like Daniel.

Tiny Survivors

Tiny Survivors

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The 2020 special edition of Tiny Survivors raised $66,805 for The Children's tiniest patients and their parents....

Tiny Survivors

Tiny Survivors

The 2020 special edition of Tiny Survivors raised $66,805 for The Children's tiniest patients and their parents. Thanks to the generosity of participants and to the organizing committee’s dedication, in this challenging year, The Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which cares for some of the sickest babies in Quebec, can continue to provide the highly specialized and essential care to its young patients. The success of Tiny Survivors was celebrated safely in a virtual ceremony.

Santé to Life

Santé to Life

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A virtual cocktail-making class to help some of the sickest children in Quebec.

The first edition of Santé to...

Santé to Life

Santé to Life

A virtual cocktail-making class to help some of the sickest children in Quebec.

The first edition of Santé to Life, held on March 25, 2021, raised $28,267 for The Children’s Healthy Kids Fund. Under extraordinary circumstances, the 250 participants, sponsors and organizing committee demonstrated their creativity to ensure the event’s success, generously helping The Children’s young patients. Organized for young professionals by the Foundation’s Young Leaders Circle, the Santé to Life virtual event gave participants the opportunity to hone their mixology skills from the comfort and safety of their homes.



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Over $23,000 for Déjeun’aide, an intimate networking breakfast transformed into a series of webinars




Over $23,000 for Déjeun’aide, an intimate networking breakfast transformed into a series of webinars

The 5th edition of Déjeun’aide looked a little different than usual but nonetheless raised $23,000 for The Children’s! The unique networking breakfast pivoted to a virtual platform, with a series of webinars hosted each Friday in November 2020. With over a dozen leaders in industries ranging from finance to science to entertainment, students and young professionals were offered a glimpse of the pandemic’s impact on these businesses. Déjeun’aide is organized by a volunteer committee operating under the umbrella of the Young Leaders Circle. Since its inception, Déjeun’aide has raised more than $220,000 for priority Hospital projects, including the Febrile Young Infant Research Program led by Dr. Brett Burstein.

Virtual Events

Virtual Events

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Faced with a new reality, many event organizers ventured into the virtual world this year, finding fun ways to...

Virtual Events

Virtual Events

Faced with a new reality, many event organizers ventured into the virtual world this year, finding fun ways to connect with the community. While adapting to the challenges of COVID-19, Andy Collins for Kids, the Sîan Bradwell Fund, SGB Kids, Kurling for Kids and many other dedicated volunteer groups successfully organized online events, all to help The Children’s young patients and their parents who need our support. Their continued commitment, along with their supporters’ participation in virtual trivia nights and cocktail classes, to name a few, is a testimony to the community’s unwavering generosity in these uncertain times.

Creative ways to help our young patients

Creative ways to help our young patients

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In this unprecedented year, our community fundraisers found unexpected ways to help our young patients and their...

Creative ways to help our young patients
Creative ways to help our young patients

Creative ways to help our young patients

In this unprecedented year, our community fundraisers found unexpected ways to help our young patients and their families. Drive-ins, mask sales, monthly athletic challenges, and many more creative activities were safely held to help fund the Hospital’s urgent priorities. Our loyal and generous event organizers of Expos Fest, Kids for Life, Revivin’ the Drive-In and The Lena Fund, to name a few, showed great dedication and perserverance. Thank you all for your tireless efforts to help sick children in Quebec get back on their feet!


Financial statements

Period from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021

A Remarkable Feat

We are stronger together. This was proven more than ever this fiscal year, as our donors and partners went above-and-beyond during this life-altering pandemic. Your continued commitment and support allowed us to raise $24.1M in donations, a significant achievement considering the global crisis.

Three sectors in particular stood out: Annual Campaigns, Tributes and Affiliated Charities. At the height of the pandemic, The Children’s community showed exemplary unity by responding generously to our direct mail campaigns with unexpected results given these difficult times.

Our great event volunteers and Foundation’s staff did a remarkable job! Over the course of the year, virtual events were held: Our organizers were finding safe and creative ways to continue raising funds. COVID-19 couldn’t stop our Golf Tournament, which raised $779,645, surpassing the annual results of the previous four years.

Each event, endeavour and donation helped the Foundation meet the Hospital’s most urgent needs and provided the best possible care for our young patients and their families.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the stock market, resulting in losses of $14M in the market value of the Foundation’s investments. But we were able to turn things around. Favourable market conditions allowed us to regain the lost value of our investments by September 2020.

In the past year, the Foundation contributed $17.7M in support to The Children’s. Of that amount, the Hospital used nearly $7.3M (41%) to finance research and provide academic support, $1.6M (9%) served to purchase equipment, $4.6M (26%) was allocated to urgent priorities and $4.2M (24%) went to commitments in respect of the new Hospital.

We are extremely grateful for the generosity and support you have shown by contributing through donations, campaigns and events. Together, we are helping the Hospital get the sick children of Quebec back on their feet and supporting the Foundation’s efforts to find Unexpected Ways to Heal. Thank you!

Krista Robinson

Krista Robinson

Krista Robinson

Financial Highlights

For the 12-month period ending March 31, 2021





−12 %
Interest and Dividends (net)
3 095 550
Government Subsidy
Total Revenues
Excess of Revenues over Expenses before Contributions and change in fair value of investments
Expense to revenue ratio
Change in fair value of Investments
(Deficiency) Excess of revenues over expenses

Contributions to the
Montreal Children’s Hospital

Total: $18.56M (100%)
Total: $17.78M (100%)
Research and Teaching
Annual Commitment to the New Hospital
Other Hospital Services and Special Projects


Research and Teaching

  • scholarships, fellowships and start-up research funding to develop the next generation of pediatric clinicians and researchers
  • cutting-edge research in COVID treatments for children, neonatal care, emergency medicine, pediatric cancer, food allergies, mental health and infectious diseases



  • specialized medical equipment, including 10 “Giraffe” incubators for the neonatal intensive care unit, a hockey stick transducer probe for neurosurgery, a custom-designed neonatal transport unit, digital dental sensors, difficult airway carts for respiratory medicine and anesthesia, and a microscope for pathology


Annual Commitment to the New Hospital

  • our share of the 10-year commitment towards the new Glen Site building


Other Hospital Services and Special Projects

  • transition services in cardiology and hematology-oncology for patients graduating to adult care
  • craniofacial and cleft palate surgery
  • music therapy and parental presence at induction programs adapted to meet health guidelines imposed due to the pandemic
  • trauma and injury prevention program
  • the Tiny Tim Fund and P.K.’s Helping Hand, to provide support for families facing financial difficulties due to their child’s hospitalization
  • COVID emergency measures including 100,000 masks for patients and their families, PPE, and meals for staff

Impact of your donations

Meet three of the patients you’ve helped this year

Léandre, 12

Léandre has been playing the violin since he was 3. After turning 9, he started complaining about headaches when he exercised. When he started throwing up, they headed to The Children’s for a scan. Two days after Christmas he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He had surgery to remove the tumour, then chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Today, Léandre is being followed closely but is doing well.
Léandre, 12

Logan, 3

Born at 35 weeks, Logan’s esophagus was not connected to his stomach, meaning he couldn’t be fed by mouth. He was rushed to intensive care right after birth and into surgery the next day. While doctors expected him to be in hospital for 6 months, he stayed 16 months! Because he still can’t eat, he carries around specialized equipment in a backpack so he can be fed 18 hours a day. There are more surgeries and procedures to come, but Logan’s a tough cookie!
Logan, 3

Nieve, 4

Nieve had a stroke while in utero but no one knew until months after she was born. That’s when she was diagnosed with a dangerous condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain. After two unsuccessful surgeries, plus a serious infection, Nieve came to The Children’s. Neurosurgeon Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer spotted the problem and her third surgery was a success. Today, Nieve is all smiles when she comes to The Children’s for follow-ups.
Nieve, 4

The Children's in the media

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Our volunteers and donors:
A heartfelt thank you!

Board of directors

Katrin Nakashima
Chairperson of the Board
Director of not-for-profit organizations and Attorney

Pierre Simard
Vice Chair
President and Managing Partner
Champlain Financial Corporation (Canada) Inc.

Melissa Sonberg

Krista Robinson
Partner, Tax Services
Ernst & Young

Renée Vézina
The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation


Martine Alfonso
Associate President and Executive Director
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Grégoire Baillargeon
Managing Director & Co-Head
BMO Capital Markets – Québec

André Beaulieu
Senior Vice-president, Corporate Services
Bell Canada

Claude Bédard
Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

Lucie Blanchet
Executive Vice-president, Personal Banking and Marketing
National Bank

Ani Castonguay
Executive Vice-president, Public Affairs

Josée Dixon
Executive Vice-president, Group and Business Insurance
Desjardins Insurance

Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer
Dorothy Williams and Dr. H. Bruce Williams Chair, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatric Surgery - Surgeon-in-Chief,
Montreal Children’s Hospital/MUHC
Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology and Surgery, McGill University

Dr. Martin Gignac
Chief of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
Montreal Children’s Hospital
MUHC Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division
Associate Professor
McGill University

Dr. Indra Gupta
Director/Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, RI-MUHC
Head of Child Health Research at the MCH/MUHC (interim)

Marc Larente
Senior Vice-president, Investment Advisor
Larente Baksh & Associates Team, TD Wealth Montreal

François Laurin
Executive VP, Finance, Treasury Capital Markets & Chief Financial Officer
Laurentian Bank

Élyse Léger
Vice-president, Investment Counsellor
Fiera Capital Corporation

John W. Leopold
Senior Partner, Corporate group
Stikeman Elliott LLP

Isabelle Marcoux
Chair of the Board
Transcontinental Inc.

Dario Mazzarello
Managing Director, Head of International Institutional & Private Wealth Management
Jarislowsky Fraser

Richard Pan
Vice-president and Head of Corporate Finance
Power Corporation of Canada

Mark Pathy
CEO & Chairman
Mavrik Corp.

Sara J. Price
J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Greg Rokos
ESI Information Technologies

Dr. Michael Shevell
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Pediatrician-in-chief, Montreal Children’s Hospital

P.K. Subban
Executive Director
P.K. Subban Foundation

Campaign Cabinet

Honourary President

The Honourable
L. Yves Fortier


Jean-Philippe Lemay
Global President and Chief Operating Officer
Fiera Capital Corporation

Isabelle Marcoux, C.M.
Chair of the Board
Transcontinental Inc.

Jean Raby
Natixis Investment Managers

Kim Thomassin
Executive Vice-President and Head of Quebec Investments and Stewardship Investing
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Jonathan Wener, CM

Darryl White
Chief Executive Officer
BMO Financial Group

Cabinet members

Abe Adham
Head, Investment Banking, Quebec
TD Securities

Jonathan Amiel
Sub-Zero & Wolf Appliance

Helen Antoniou
Executive Coach
ELENICO Consulting Group

Andrew Arnovitz
Senior Vice-president, Strategy and Investor Relations

Grégoire Baillargeon
Managing Director & Co-Head
BMO Capital Markets – Québec

Perry Britton
President & CEO
Britton Electric

Marie-Chantal Côté
Vice-president, Market Development, Group Benefits
Sun Life Canada

Josée Dixon
Senior Vice-president
Group and Business Insurance
Desjardins Insurance

Louis Duchesne
Quebec and East

Dr. Sheldon Elman
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Medisys Health Group

Sean Finn
Executive Vice-president, Corporate Services & Chief Legal Officer

Dr. Pierre Gfeller
President and Executive Director
McGill University Health Centre

Julie Godin
Co-Chair of the Board, Executive Vice-president, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development

Monique Gravel
Chief Executive Officer
Claret Asset Management

Norman E. Hébert
President & CEO
Groupe Park Avenue Inc.

Jim Hewitt
Chairman Hewitt Group Inc.
Hewitt Foundation

Stephen Kaplan
Reliance Construction Group

David Laidley
Birks Family Foundation

Alexandre Le Bouthillier
Co-Founder & Chief Corporate Officer

Frédéric Loiselle
Co-Founder & Partner
Thrust Capital Partners

Luc Maurice
President & Founder
Le Groupe Maurice

Nathalie Nahmiash
Senior Vice-president, Planning & Development
The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Katrin Nakashima
Director of not-for-profit organizations & Attorney, Board Chair
The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Luc Ouellet
Managing Director & Head, Corporate and Investment Banking, Quebec
Scotia Capital

Richard Pan
Vice President & Head of Corporate Finance
Power Corporation

Mark Pathy
CEO & Chairman
Mavrik Corp.

Jean Raymond
Vice-Chairman, Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets CIBC – Quebec
CIBC World Markets Inc.

Richard J. Renaud, C.M.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
TNG Corporation Inc.

Nadine Renaud-Tinker
Quebec Headquarters
RBC Royal Bank

Greg Rokos
President & CEO
ESI Technologies

Pierre Simard
President & Managing Partner
Champlain Financial Corporation (Canada) Inc.

P.K. Subban
Executive Director
P.K. Subban Foundation

Louis Vachon
President & CEO
National Bank of Canada

Renée Vézina
The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Management Team

Renée Vézina

Nathalie Nahmiash
Senior Vice President, Planning and Development

Kim Fraser
Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Donors Relations

Hugo Rivard-Royer
Vice President, Operations


Children’s Circle of Care

Individuals, family foundations and privately held corporations who generously donate $10,000 or more are members of the Children’s Circle of Care. Members of the Royal Circle are honoured for their cumulative contributions of $1 million or more to The Children’s since 1995, when the Children’s Circle of Care was established at The Children’s Foundation.


Royal Circle

The Amiel Foundation
Donald Berman Foundation
The Cole Foundation
Fondation Marcelle et Jean Coutu
The Louise & Alan Edwards Foundation
Hewitt Foundation
The Krieble Foundation
The Lassner Family
Gustav Levinschi Foundation
McConnell Foundation
The Rossy Foundation
Colonel Harland Sanders Charitable Organization
Fondation Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation
J. Sebastian & Ghislaine van Berkom
Eric T. Webster Foundation
We Love You Connie Foundation / Guglietti Family
2 anonymous donors


$100,000 and over

The Azrieli Foundation
David & Trudi Berger
The Dan Charron Family
Courtois Foundation
Fast Foundation
Ruth Gray & Reuben Malz
Philip Kerub
Martha & Nicolas Matossian
The Alan and Roula Rossy Family Foundation
Leonard Sanders
Marjorie & A. Scott Taylor


$50,000 – $99,999

The Adair Family Foundation
Joseph & Carmela Broccolini
Karen & Murray Dalfen
Fondation Famille Michel Fournelle
Fondation Marcel et Rolande Gosselin
François Laurin & Ingrid Heck
Annette Majnemer & Michael Shevell
Dominic Monaco
Leslie Silver & Laurent Ferreira
Jude Tallman
3 anonymous donors


$10,000 – $49,999

Felicia & Arnold Aaron Foundation
The Leonard Albert Family Foundation
The Aune Foundation
John & Kelly Ayres
Albert & Florence Aziz Family Foundation
Cécile & Michel Bakhos
Vanessa Barfod & Michael Bitensky
Virginio Basile & Maria Paventi
Angie & Ross Bayus
Beamish House
Guillaume Beaudry & Aimie Bergeron
Tom Berry
Hyman & Joan Bloom
Lise Bourassa
In loving memory of Ken Bradwell
Claudine & Stephen R. Bronfman Family Foundation
Canarm Children’s Relief Foundation
Marco Ceccarelli & Geneviève Paquette
Lorena & Norman Cook
Dre Aurore Côté & M. Guy Gélinas
Alexandra & Marc A. Courtois
Dr. Philippe Paul Coussa
Benjamin & Andrea Dalfen
Richard Darveau
Dr. Marie Di Maso & Mr. Roberto Di Giorgio
Pina & Gabriel Di Miele
Pasquale Di Pierro
Dr Daniel Dion & Dr. Maral Nora Kanadjian
The John Dobson Foundation
Mina Drimaropoulos
Valery Eugene & Ashley Desjardins
Chantal & Nick Feldman
Sean Finn & Nicole D. Bélanger
David Forest
L. Yves Fortier & Carol Fortier
Fondation Lise et Richard Fortin
Christian Gamache & Michèle Soucy
Richard Gamache & Carole Simpson
Serge Gamache & Sonia Laplante
Owen Gibbons & Annie Duguay
The Catherine Griffin Foundation
Susan & Richard Hart
The Hay Foundation
Amy & Peter Howick
Clément & Hélène Hudon
Marika Ann Jarislowsky & Marten Evertt
Milan Jirava
The Dr. Louis G. Johnson Foundation
Scott B. & Sophie Jones
Mohammed Kanwal Family Foundation
Bryan & Lauren Kaplan
Michael Kaplan
Fondation St-Germain Kavanagh
Howard & Rebecca Klein
Nikolas Klimis
Ronith Kolber
Saul Kolomeir
Dr. Charles Kowalski & Mrs. Kimberly H. Shaw
Dr Jean-Martin Laberge & Dre Louise
Caouette Laberge
Fondation Guy Laliberté
Gestion Simon Lamarche
Marc A. Larente & Heidi Massa
Brian & Kathleen LeMessurier
Joanne & John W. Leopold
Enza Luca & Sergio De Rango
Beverley and Maurice Lun Charitable Foundation
M.S.H. Foundation
J. Barry MacDonald
Charles B. & Anne Matheson
Bonnie Lester & Henry Mizrahi
Robin C. Morton
Adam & Grazyna Murawski
Alexandru Popa and Raluca Bogescu
Stephen R. Potten
Sara J. Price
Rémi Racine & Maud Leclerc
Kate & Norman Raschkowan
Dr. David S. Rosenblatt & Mrs. Linda Rosenblatt
Brian & Alida Rossy Family Foundation
George Saltos & Christina Mallios
Valerie & David Shannon
Pierre Simard & Nancy Spafford
The Sofina Foundation
Dr. Catherine Ruth Salomon Scherzer & Dr. Peter Scherzer
Richard & Marnie Stern
Guthrie J. Stewart & Sarah E. Ivory
La Fondation de bienfaisance T.A. St-Germain
Dora Knez & John Stix
Vincenza Sturino
Dr. Sophia Tchervenkov & Dr. Christo I. Tchervenkov
The Tenaquip Foundation
George Tiritidis
Mr. Brian Trottenberg & Dr. Lennie Lalla
Kerrigan H. Turner
The Anna & Louis Viglione Foundation
The R. Howard Webster Foundation
Susan & Jonathan I. Wener
Sam Hornstein & Merle Wertheimer
Dr. Blair Newell Whittemore
Stan & Vicki Zack
Zeller Family Foundation
13 anonymous donors
Katrin Nakashima & Doron Altman
Martin Pereira
Michael Perricone
Christos Farfaras

Leadership Circle

The needs of a pediatric teaching hospital are numerous and varied. We thank the members of the Leadership Circle for their gifts of $1,000 to $9,999, which help The Children’s fulfill its mission of providing specialized medical care, pursuing cutting-edge research and teaching the next generation of physicians.


$5,000 – $9,999

The Celia & Zave Aberman Foundation
Peter Anagnostopoulos
Dione Appleton
Danny Ardellini
Ani Castonguay & Patrick Knight
Fondation Camplone
Robert Wallace Denver & Louise Toupin
Gisèle Deschamps
Nektarios Diamantopoulos & Sandra Belisle
Richard & Rosaria Donato
Joan E. & Edward M. Fletcher
Guy Fortin
Gisèle Fournier
Samir Hanna
Ghislain Houle
William Hum & Wendy Tran
George & Terry Landau
John & Louise Mancuso
Peter Martin & Hélène Lalonde
Doris and Bill Magil Family Foundation
Jacqueline & Antonio Masella
Allison & Neil Matheson
Kathleen McGovern
The Oka & Grégoire Foundation
Marie-Yvonne Paint
Maurice Pinsonnault
Ahsan Majeed Qureshi & Nadia Ahsan
Josée Rémillard
Mathieu Richard
Christopher Richter & Cara Cameron
Marvin & Rhoda Rosenbloom Family Foundation
Claire Saad & Benoit Sauriol
Bruce Shearer
Rosina Silla
Dr. Robbie Shear & Mr. Gary Silverman
Mathieu Sirois & Annie Thibault
James Upton
Peter Varadi
Steven Vassalos
Carolyn Vogelesang & Robert Dancik
Mr. William H. Wilson
Francine & Robert Wiseman
6 anonymous donors


$1,000 – $4,999

Margot Adair
Anastasia Adamakis & John Deoudes
Shauna & Jonathan Ahdoot
Claudia Aintabi
Eric & Audrey Aintabi
Ammar & Mawish Ali
Zorina Jean Ali & Richard Brotto
Michel Allard
Stephen Allatt
Margherite Aloisio
Dr. Deborah Alper & Mr. Jay Aaron
Dimitrios B. Antonopoulos
Martin-Luc Archambault & Riana Joan Terreri
Peggy & David H. Arditi
Evik Asatoorian
Sossy Assadourian & Rony Arzoumanian
The Yves Auclair Family
Jonathan Aune
Sharon & Glenn Awada
Siobhan Babkine
Anna Baggio
Christine & Graham E. Bagnall
Rosalyn Bakst Gross
Diane & Christopher Bale
Maria & Andre D. Bandrauk
Laurent Barbé & Chantal Raymond
Harald Barfod
Dr. Jeffrey Barkun & Mrs. Susan Morgan
Niladri Basu
Alexander Bayus & Sabrina Spezio
Brenda Beaudoin & Gerald Loh
René Beaulac
Julie & Claude Bédard
Daniel Bédard
Francisque Bégin
Robert P. Bélanger
Marc L. Belcourt
Dr. Lorraine Ellen Bell & Mr. Ralph Thompson
Patrick Bennadji
Diana & W. John Bennett
David Bensadoun & Isabelle Poirier-Bensadoun
Joshua Beres
Raymonde Bergeron & Paul Étienne Lavoie
Dre Chantal Bernard & M. Vincent Oliva
Jean-François Bertrand & Fabienne Clément
Samuel Beuca
Joanne Bissonnette
Linda & Paul Bissonnette
Dr. Shirley Blaichman & Dr. Mel Schwartz
Maja & Peter Blaikie
Marc-André Blain
Lucie Blanchet
Hugues Boivin
Emilien & Gisele Bolduc
William Bonnell & Kari Cullen
James Booth
John Derek Booth
Luc Bornais & Édith Pilon
Fondation Yvon Boulanger
Marlene Bourke
Paul Boyer
Peter Boyko
Roanne C. Bratz & Roland Stein
Domenic Bravi
Stéphane Breault & Anick Thibodeau
Doug & Kathryn Brice
Gilles Brouillard & Lyne Sheridan
Cheryl Brownstein & Richard A. Schreiber
Cristoforo Brunetti
Patrick The Truc Bui & Doan Nguyen
Eric Bussieres
Philippe Campbell
Nancy Caouette
Joseph Caporicci & Catherine Turin
Peter Carbon
Sandy Carter
Dr. Charles A. Casey & Mrs. Penny Casey
Marie Chaib
Manuel Charron-Paris
Dr. Laurel Anne Chauvin-Kimoff & Dr. John Kimoff
Viateur Chénard & Josée de Repentigny
Mr. James Cherry & Dr. Jane Craighead Cherry
Wai Fong Chung
Normand Circé
Donald Clarke & Marilyn Kelly
Dr. Ellen Clavier-Rothstein
Edward B. Claxton
J.G. Ken Clement
Marius Cloutier
Morley and Rita Cohen Foundation
Andrée & John W. Collyer
Daniel Conti & Joy Hared
Maurice Conti
Michael & Kathy Conway
Mrs. Anne Cordeau
James S. Coristine & Carole Robidoux
Viviane Cossette
Elizabeth & Michel Côté
Beverley & Ron Courey
Laura Courtemanche & Jack Klejka
Antonio Cretella & Mirella Zerbino
David Crevier & Leslie Bronstetter
Terry Cripotos & Heather Wallace
Cristina Cuscuna
Anna & Alessandro D’Amico
Mario D’Arienzo & Maria G. Stampone
Loula & Kosta Dariotis
Rossano D’Ascanio
Sebastien Daupleix
André De Bellefeuille
A. Jean de Grandpré
Sylvie de Oliveira
Tony de Rubeis
Barbara Dennis
Serge Dépatie & Brenda Puchinger
Randi Deskin & Joshua Landau
Richard Deslauriers & Marie-Claude Ménard
Louis Désormeau & Marie Fréchette
Vincenzo & Johanne Jenny Di Dio
Lina & Frank Di Fruscia
Perry Di Ioia
Pino Joseph Di Ioia & Christina Serrao
Migirdic Didonyan & Marisa Senoglu
Nick Dimopoulos & Panagiota Provias
Lee Dixon
Anne Dixon-Grossman
Frank Dottori
Gisèle Doucet
J. Robert Doyle & Nina Cherney
Stéphan Drolet & Sandra Gorman
Louise Druckman
Heidi Drymer & Peter M. Graham
N. Louise Dryver
Réal Dubois
Dr. Sydney M. Duder
Dr. Roy W. R. Dudley
Robert Dumas & Katherine Dorais
Kathleen Dunn
Robert Dunn
Yvan Dupont
Raymond Durocher
Adam & Heidi Duskes
Lisa Dutton
Dr. Marc Duval & Mrs. Sylvie Di Lullo
Matthew Elder & Donna Williams
Bahieldin Elibrachy & Amira Elsharkawy
Dr. Sherif Emil & Mrs. Marie Demian
Thomas Engelhardt & Kathrin Kaufman
Yves Erard
Dr. Jeff Erdan & Mrs. Birgit Erdan
Suzanne & Paul Etheridge
Jean B. & Cecilia Falardeau
Danny Favreau
Michel Ferron
Carol B. Fiedler & Claude Thérien
Pierre Fitzgibbon
Susan Fitzpatrick
Martha & Timothy Fitzpatrick
Marcia Gillman & Michael Flinker
Jacques Foisy & Chantal Bernier
Luciano Forcione & Lucia Straccia-Forcione
Pierre R. Fortier
Marie-Claude Fortin & François Lagarde
Thor A. Foss
Dr. Bethany Foster & Dr. Lesley Fellows
Pasquale & Caroline Franco
Dr. Emmett T. Francoeur & Mrs. Patricia O’Connor
Kimberly Fraser
Giovanni Frenda
Valerie Frost & Lino Pietrantonio
Valérie Gagnon
Naomi Garber
Gilla Geiger & Kenny Grover
Louis Gendron & Liana Guizzetti
Normand Gendron
Shady Ghonaim
Louis & Brenda Gignac
Jeannine Girard
Danny Gleeson
Isabelle Godin
Kim & Jay Goldman
Norman P. & Liliane Goldman
Martin Goldsmith
Luz Elisa Garza Gonzalez
Cynthia M. Gordon
Dr Patrick Gosselin & Mme Mira Francis
Marcel Goulard & Mireille Riopel
Janet Grandbois
William & Elizabeth Gregory
The Late Laurence Gross & Mrs. Rosalyn Bakst Gross
Deni Guerrera
Grant Guèvremont
Nadine & Richard Gut
Cali Guttman
Nir Guzinski
Catherine Gyselinck & Richard Chabot
Marianne Hagen
Jim Haiman
Gordon Halliday & Josée Garneau
Levi Haouzi
Pauline & Bruce Harkin
The Late Gordon R. Haward
Marilyn Hayes & Sidney Schwartz
Paul & Penny A. Hebert
Louise Hébert-Lalonde
Dr. Lily T. Hechtman
Nima Hejazi & Nazafarin Almassi
Claude & Penina Helwani
Daniel Hirashima
Andrew Hirsch
Jennifer Hodgson
Kim Hogan
Nicholas Houseman & Elisa Leo
Kenneth S. Howard
Beverley Anne Hutchison
Luigi Iannacci
Anne-Marie Infilise & Michael Sauvé
Sandra Infilise
Dr. Pablo Mauricio Ingelmo & Mrs. Francesca Montagna
Joan F. Ivory
Robert & Lynne Jamieson
Claude Jean
Peter Jewett
David R. Jones & Lois Carson
Olivier Kaade
A. Edward & Stephanie Kalil
Baris Kaplan
Peter Karabetian
Shabnam Karimi
Dr. Kimberly Kavanagh
Marlene & Joel King
Eric J. Klinkhoff
Helen Kogan
Nira Kolender & Yair Altman
Dr. Monica Weisz & Mr. Joseph Kolomeir
Rodney Kouri
Peter Krause
Hazel & Howard Krupp
Anne Kudirka & Bernard Boily
Karthini Kulasingam
Kevin Kyte & Alessandra Massobrio
Raymond Lacharite
Robert Lagendyk & Liette Chamberland
Anthony Lahoud
Brian K. Lakeman
Jeff & Frankie Lalonde
Nicolas Lalonde
Carole Landry
William Landry
Thelma A. & Gordon R. Lang
Yves Lanthier
Frederique Lapeyre & Christophe Quarre
Kévin Larente
Ingrid Larochelle
Dorothy Lavigne
Jason Lax
Alexandre Le Bouthillier
Patrick Lebel
Sylvain Leblanc
Serge Leclaire
Kenneth Lee & Patrizia N.Toso
Jules Legault
Céline Legendre
Isabelle Lehmann
Sarah Lemay
Antonio & Maria Lemme
Pierre H. Lessard
Suzanne Levasseur
Daniel Levine
Eve Lewis
Angelina Lin & Wilson Wong
Stewart Litvack
Vernon Lobo
Amanda Lopes
Perry Loyello & Marie Ricci
Martin Lucht & Rachel Cohen
Susan MacKenzie
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Macklan
Robert Mailer
Francesca Mancini
Gillian M. Mann & Neil Olien
Jean-Michel Marcotte-Tremblay & Krystal Viera
Simon & Joanne Margel
Rafael Margiotti Soares
Denis Marsolais
Pierre Martel
Steven Martins
Joseph Masella
Marina Mashaal
Jacques Masson
John E. Matheson & Helen M. Matheson
Barry & Yvonne Mathews
Dr. Vincent Mattera
Mindy Mayman
Beth & Hugh W. McAdams
George McCourt & Maureen O’Connor-McCourt
Bernard J. McDonell & Elizabeth McDonell
Sally K. McDougall
David & Tassy McEntyre
Donald McEwen
William McKay
Mary Anne McNally
Junith & Robert Mee
Pierre Meloche
Linda Sager & James Meltzer
Lucine & Anthony Merakian
Chantal Mercier & Marc Pelletier
Bonnie & Mark Merson
Fondation Michaud
George Michelis
Andrea Milani
Max Mintzberg
Jennifer Molluso
Nancy & Stephen T. Molson
Monica Montanaro & Carlo Fidanza
Mariantonia & Giuseppe Morena
Charles-Edouard Morin
Anne Robert & Georges E. Morin
Jan H. Mos
Constantinos Moussis
Sherri & David Moyse
Kenny & Tina Moyse
Mila & Brian M. Mulroney
Costandino Muro
John & Susan Murphy
Catherine Murray & Ken Steward
Kareena Nagawa & Atul Sachdev
Pamela Nalewajek
Alain P. Neemeh
Norman Nemetz
Minh Tu Nguyen
Dr Van Hung Nguyen
Marek Nitoslawski
Anthony Nitti & Vanessa Iannucci
Jean-Yves Noël & Louise Tremblay
Michael Nolet
Jacques Nolin & Jennifer Boire
Mrs. Alice Oldland & Dr.John Oldland
Angela Onesi
George Oroc
Suzanne Legge & Jeffrey Orr
Luc Ouellet
Stella Pantazopoulos
Nick Papapanos
Jean Papas
Pierre-Michel & France B. Paré
Barbara Parker
June Parker
Phil Parkinson
Jason Paseli
Robert Pasquale
Harishbhai Patel
Sonali Patel
Jasmin Patenaude
Eric N. Patterson
Stéphanie & Mark Paulin
Gina Paulini
C. Emmett & Judith Pearson
M. Louis Pellerin
Giuseppe Pennimpede & Maria Immacolata Lisanti
Danica & Reginald Pereira
Jean-François Perreault
Claude Perron & Lise Lafontaine
Pascal Pettinicchio
Delia Pietrantonio
François N. Pinsonnault
Julia & Roman Michael Pitt
Andrea Plotnick
Deidre Plotnick
Lawrence Plotnick & Jane Winikoff-Plotnick
Dr. Dan Poenaru
Cheryl Polansky
Markian Popadiuk
Eric Poteet
Felicia Preziuso
Helen & Theo Prokos
Robert Proulx & Hélène Bernier
Jarrett Quinn & Vera Gella
Yves Quintin & Barbara Andres
Vincent Rabbat
Muhammad Rajibul Hasan & Kanak Khan
Steve Ramescu
Aaron Rand
Emily Reason
Marilyn & William M. Reim
Carolyn & Richard J. Renaud
Katharina Ribicki
Pamela Rice
Lyse Richard-Barthe
Thomas A. Richardson
Kevin Riddell
In memory of Michael Riddell
Frank Riedel & Kathy Holmes
Hugo Rivard-Royer & Marie-France Sabourin
André Rivest
Claude Robert
Louise Robertson
Keith Robinson
Krista Robinson
Marc Robitaille & Isabelle Bienvenue
Nicola Romano
Louise & Larry P. Rooney
Dr. Paul E. Rossy
Laurel & Mitchell Rothman
Aline & John Rowen
Clara Rudnitsky
Jodi & Morrie Rutman
Jody Salicco
Colette Salloum
Andrew Salpeter
David Salzman & Rhodie Ornstein
Carl Sampson
Dr. Seshadri Sankar & Mrs. Lakshmi Sankar
Giovanni & Assunta Santoianni
Allan & Sandy Schachter
Dr. Melvin D. Schloss & Mrs. Barbara Schloss
Stanley Schmidt & Suzanne Lavigne Schmidt
Howard Schrider
Coleen Schroeder & Mario Caporicci
Sondra & Martin Schwartz
Norma & Gregg Scotcher
Stephen Scott
Mary Semen & Robert Murro
Margaret & Manuel Senra
Harold Shapiro
Dr. Kenneth Shaw & Mrs. Lori Spence
Paul C. Shaw
Anne-Marie Sheahan & Christian Immer
Stephen Shiller
Jodi & Steven Silver
Henri & Gilda Simon
Devon Singer
Anoop Singh
Maninderpal Singh
Christopher Skeete
Christine Smith
Warren & Patricia Smith
Elizabeth Louise Smith-Jones
Melissa Sonberg
Angela Spagnolo
Dr. Mark Spatzner & Mrs. Wendy Spatzner
Robert & Tina Spector
Patricia Warren & Robert J. Spencer
Mark A. Stairs
Pierre St-Amour
Harriet Staples Lennox
John Starzynski
Marc-Olivier St-Aubin
Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz & Mrs. Birgitta Steinmetz
Dr. Barry Sternthal & Mrs. Gloria Sternthal
Danielle St-Pierre & François Boulanger
Dev Suchak
Martin Szpiro & Véronique Pourcelet
Vasiliki Tagalakis
Colin Taylor
Mehdi J. Tehrani
François Tellier
Sheena & Suresh Thadhani
Enid Tietolman Backman & Carl Backman
Eftichios Tomadakis
Danny Tonner
Mme Denyse Tremblay
Greg Tremellen
Carmine Trivisonno & Giana Venditti
Daniel & Laurie Turner
Dmytro Tuzov
Panayiotes & Michael Tzouvadakis
Angela Vahaviolos & Eric Hamam
Jimmy Valente
Nicole Vallée
John Vasilakos
Andrea Verdone
Anne Vézina
Renée Vézina & Daniel Archambault
Robert M. Vineberg & Carla Korzinstone
Anna Vitasovic & Tonino Vignone
Vickie & Nick Vouloumanos
Hai-Feng Wang & Nan Rong
Eric Wazana
Brian & Kathryn Weaver
Brian Weber
Andrew D. Webster
Mary G. Webster
William Whalen
S. Boyd & Susan Whittall
Michael Whitworth & Catherine Lyng
Allen Whyte
H. Bruce Williams Jr. & Beatrijs Williams
Halford & Sonia Wilson
Heleena & Edward Wiltzer
David Winn
Elizabeth Wirth
John Wozniak
Nancy K. Wright
Xiao Hong Wu
Marguerite & Roger Yergeau
Nadime Zacharia & Martine Campeau
Li Zhao
Judy & Mark L. Zimmerman
74 anonymous donors

Public Foundations and Affiliated Charities

We are fortunate to be able to partner with a number of charities and public foundations that are dedicated to the well-being of sick children and adolescents. Their ongoing commitment and generosity help to keep The Children’s at the forefront of pediatric care.


$1,000,000  and over

Opération Enfant Soleil


$100,000 – $999,999

Benevity Community Impact Fund
Sarah’s Fund for Cedars
Fondation Charles-Bruneau
Foundation of Stars
Just for Kids Foundation


$25,000 – $99,999

Aqueduct Foundation
Brookfield Partners Foundation
Canadian Premature Babies Foundation
CIBC Children’s Foundation
CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund
Conam Charitable Foundation
Fondation En Cœur
Fondation Sami Fruits pour les petits
Fonds Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation
RBC Foundation
The Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada


$10,000 – $24,999

Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire du Québec
Fondation Les amis d’Elliot
L’Association de la neurofibromatose du Québec
PMD Foundation
Protech Foundation
TD Securities Underwriting Hope Foundation


$2,500 – $9,999

Benefaction Foundation
Centraide du Grand Montréal
Charities Aid Foundation of Canada
Chimp Foundation
The CRB Foundation
Make-A-Wish Rêves d’enfants Canada
Fighting Blindness Canada
Fonds de charité des employés de la ville de Montréal
Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation Canada
Myra’s Kids Foundation
Employees of Omnitrans Inc.
Raymond James Canada Foundation
The Richter Charitable Foundation
The Marchab Fondation
The Willow Fund
VMware Foundation

Special Events and Community Groups

We are privileged to count on the support of about 200 community fundraising activities. The combined efforts of thousands of volunteers, event organizers and supporters raise millions of dollars each year to acquire life-saving medical equipment, invest in special projects and support community outreach and child advocacy programs.


$1,000,000 and over

Caring for Kids Radiothon


$100,000 – $999,999

Andy Collins for Kids
Expos – Kat D DIPG Fund
The Children’s Foundation Golf Tournament
P.K.’s Helping Hand
Pedal for Kids
We can all be superheroes


$25,000 – $99,999

Canada Cycles for Kids
The Kids for Life Foundation
Kurling for Kids
Fonds Lena Fund
The Liam Foundation
Santé to Life
SGB Kids Association
Tiny Survivors
Pedal for Kids Teams –
Daniel’s Ride
Morgan Stanley
TD Bank


$10,000 – $24,999

Build a Better You Yogathon
Concordia University CASA Cares
Congregation Beth Ora
International Cup Kids Playing for Kids
Breakfast with Leaders
Stronger Together Auction
Friends of the MUHC
Let’s Get Quizzical! – Fonds Sîan Bradwell Fund
McGill Pediatric Fundraising Committee
Team Cerulean – Sun Up to Sun Down – Rest, Rise, Ride
TMX Charity Day
Pedal for Kids Teams –
Banque Scotia
Jarislowsky Fraser and Co. Ltd
Vacances Air Canada


$2,500 – $9,999

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go
Angelo Zappitelli Poker Tournament for Nephrology
APS Make it Count – Live Holiday Concert
Associazione Messinese di Montreal
Barefoot in the Park
Beau Swim-a-thon, etc.
Brandon’s Buddies
Le Classique Jack Sim
CBRE Angel Tree Toy Drive
Déjeuner-bénéfice Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense
The Di Rienzo & Masella Fund
EMSB Heart to Heart
Encans Signature Pro
Erica Cadieux Memorial Soccer Tournament
Essentiels COVID-19 PPE Pop Up Shop
Follow Your Heart – Demi Banousis Fund
Heart of Life Fund
Franco Family Poker Tournament
Hillcrest Academy Fundraisers
HIV Clinic Fund
Kirkland Old Timers Hockey League
Leaders on Wheels
Mingo McEwen Fund
Rotary Club of Old Montreal
Royal Vale School
Souvenir Elementary Class of 2020
SVR Children’s Foundation
Ted Rogers Award Winner
Verdun Wackers
Pedal for Kids Teams –
App Direct
Colliers International
Jean Fortin & Associés
Resolute Forest Product – Harrison’s Ride
Rio Tinto


Executive Circle

The Executive Circle highlights the important role of corporate leaders who contribute $25,000 or more to major events, special hospital projects or to the Healthy Kids Fund.


$100,000 – $999,999

Banque Nationale
Bank of Montreal
Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec
TD Bank Group
HSBC Bank Canada
Humble Bundle
Groupe SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Sobeys Inc.
Square Children’s –
Devimco Immobilier
Fonds Immobilier de soldiarité FTQ
Fiera Properties


$25,000 – $99,999

Bell Canada
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Canada Life
Cogeco Communications Inc.
Desjardins Assurances
Fuel Transport Inc.
Glentel Inc.
High-Rise Montreal HRM Inc.
J. Sonic Services Inc.
Larente Baksh & Associates – TD Wealth
Meubles BDM Inc.
Morgan Stanley Services Canada Corp.
Pfizer Canada Inc.
RBC Financial Group
TFI International
Transcontinental inc.

Corporate Donors

We thank the hundreds of small, medium and large companies that make children’s health a priority, through their annual donations of $2,500 to $24,999 to the Corporate Appeal or one of our special events. Their generosity makes a world of difference in the lives of our young patients.


$10,000 – $24,999

Agat Laboratories ltd
La Société des Alcools du Québec
AMJ Montreal
Apollo Motors Canada
Assistenza International
Banque CIBC Bank
Belden Canada ULC
Bourse de Montréal – MX
CAE Inc.
CI Investments
DRW Canada
Ernst & Young
Fednav Limited
HC Habitation
Le Furniture Shop
Lloyd’s Canada Inc.
Masson Ltd.
Mavrik Corp
Metro Inc.
Olymbec Group
Pembroke Management Ltd.
Power Corporation du Canada
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Rainbow Distribution
Spencer Gifts (Canada) Inc.
Starlight Investments
TMX Group (TSX-X)
Traffic Tech
Trévi Inc.


$2,500 – $9,999

1832 Asset Management L.P.
DBA Clever Endeavour Games
A.D. Mats Corporation
Accedian Networks Inc.
Accent Labels Inc.
Accenture Inc.
Acierco KSE Inc.
Alston Investments Inc.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Area Inc.
Au Coin des Poupons Inc.
B.Ciolfi Consultant Inc.
Ballin Inc.
Laurentian Bank of Canada
Financière Banque Nationale
Bell Media
Bellevue Management Group
Bitumar Inc.
Bombardier inc.
Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.
C.B.S. Property Management Inc.
C.V. International Plastics Inc.
Calko Group
Camargo Pharma
Canvar Group Inc.
Catsima Inc.
CBS Maintenance Ltd.
CDS Monitoring
Check Point Software
Civdev Inc.
CM Investment Inc
Corealis Pharma Inc.
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
George Courey Inc.
Le Groupe CSL
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg s.r.l.
Dhillon Transport
DIVCO Limited
Dynamic Funds
Econo-Malls Management Corporation
Elby Gifts
Emballages Kruger S.E.C.
Empire Clothing
Enertrak Inc.
EveryPoint Logistics Solutions Inc.
Fiera Capital Corporation
Filo Import Inc.
Formula Growth Ltd.
Freedom International Brokerage Company
Garderie Ciel Bleu Inc.
Gestion Placements Desjardins
GKC Architects S.E.N.C.
Go Expedited
Gore Mutual
Groupe Devlo Inc.
Groupe infrastructure Santé McGill
Groupe Montoni Inc.
Le Groupe Océan Inc.
Hillrose Holdings Ltd
Horizon Capital Holdings
Hubone Systems inc
Invera Inc.
Jam Industries Ltd.
Johnson Controls
Kinka Management Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.
Ledgers Laval
Lexus Travel Inc.
LGC Management S.A.
Liaison Concept inc.
Litho-Pak Inc.
Livestock Breeders Association
M Sur La Montagne Real Estate Ltd. Partnership
MC McGill Capital Inc.
Mitchel-Lincoln Packaging Ltd.
Montship Inc.
Multi Equipement General
NWD Systems (Montréal) Inc.
Omnitrans Inc.
Orbis Mortgage Group
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Pandion Investments Ltd.
Papp International Inc.
Patisserie Molisana
Paysafe Services (Canada) Inc.
PearTree Financial Services Ltd.
Pilaros International Inc.
Plomberie P.N.D. Inc.
Printflex Corporation
Protech Construction
PSB Boisjoli LLP
Q Residential
Rayjo Charitable Trust
RBC Capital Markets
RBC Phillips, Hager & North
Régulvar inc.
RGC Coffee Inc.
Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.
Robco Inc.
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
Ronsco Inc.
Sherbrooke Street Capital (SSC) Inc.
Sicilianu di Montreal
Signature Pro
Smartsilk Corporation Inc.
Starcom Toronto
Stingray Digital Group Inc.
Surplus Furniture & Mattress Warehouse
Suzy’s Inc.
Transtate Logistics inc.
Triasima Inc. Portfolio Management
Turtle Creek Asset Management
UCB Canada Inc.
Usines Giant Inc.
Vivier Pharma Inc.
Westmount Capital Mortgage Corporation


Commemorating a loved one or celebrating a special occasion is a meaningful way to give sick children their best chance for a healthy life. We thank everyone who thought of our young patients this past year.


In Honorarium

The Balinsky Family Fund
Demi Banousis
Brooke Barillaro
Dr. Alana Beres
Neeve Bernstein
Ryan Blau Frontsteps Project
Charlie Buch
Liam Coloccia
Melodie Dagostino
Dr. Sam Daniel
Andrew Evans
Facebook Birthday Fundraiser Tribute
Vicki Feil
Joseph Hasrouni
Jaxson Reese Hidalgo
Mark & Lysa Hornstein Family Fund
Jordan & Trevor Hum Fund
Marquesa Meo
Carine Montpetit
Layla Olivieri
Vita & Mara Racaniello
Agathe Richard
Ollie & Eva Robinson Fund
Rudsak Holiday Initiative
Gino Scandale
Cali Guttman and Max Schwartz
Melina Scourtellis
Morgan Joseph Shannon
Children’s Challenge
Hannah Shragie
Daniel Spinelli
Employees of TRU Simulation + Training
Taylor Underhill
Alice & Hazel Wilner
Zayne Alexander & Zachary Christopher Zammit


In Memoriam

Margot Beaudry
Lilianne Bebnowski
Brianna Berthelet
Julie Boileau
Claudia Boisvert Proulx
Margaret (Peggy) Bouskill
Bruce Charron
Luca Cuscuna
Eloi Deschênes
Antonina Di Dio
Teresa Di Giglio
Shani Duskes
John Munro Elder
Ange-Aimée Gagnon
Christopher Gallant
Alexandre Hachey-Carey
Angelo Infantino
Janet Jewett
Paul Langan (Lili Fund)
Justin James Lindsay
The Ryan J. McMartin Fund
Eleanor Mitchell
Harris Mitchell
The Benjamin Raphael Mizrahi Fund
Rachel Moore
Douglas Newton
Rachael Norton
Ben Pekeles
Marie Pereira
Chrysanthi Roussianos
Vigo Salicco Dell’accio
Paolo Santoro
Dr. M. Ben-Shoshane Mastocytosis Research Fund i/m Manfred Segall
Adam Taylor
Sandra (Sandie) Klein

Dr. Mackenzie Forbes Society

Members of the Dr. Mackenzie Forbes Society have made a legacy gift to The Children’s through a bequest, a charitable annuity, a gift of life insurance or by establishing an endowment fund. The Society also honours those donors who have made provisions for a future gift to the Hospital in their will.


Legacy Gifts

21 new anonymous members
Plus 88 current members of the Dr. Mackenzie Forbes Society who have elected to make a gift in their will.



Estate Arlette Bertschi
Estate Irene Cheyfetz
Estate George J. Comrie
Gary Hilton Garside Trust
Estate William J. Gilmour
Estate Dr. Frank Guttman
Estate Jacqueline Hazel Shapiro
Estate Lillian Mary Hennessey
Succession Solange Houle
Estate John Howick
Estate Howard Charles Kinsella
Succession Florence-Mabel Southwood
Estate of Margaret McKee
Estate Martha Oberhuber
Estate Marguerite O’Brien
Estate Madeline Perkins Duff
Estate Sara B. Rosenstein
Estate Jean Seffern
Estate Louis Sessenwein
Estate Elizabeth Simpson Dougall
Estate of Father Gerald A. Sinel
Alice and Euphemia Stewart Family Foundation
Estate Emily Tait
Estate Harold Vilas
Succession Robert Douglas Vincent


Endowment Funds

Angela’s Big Hearts for Little Kids Fund
The Irene K. Assimes Pediatric Anesthesia Award Endowment Fund
Le Fonds de dotation Mia Bailly-Brunet
Le Fonds de dotation familial Julie et Claude Bédard
Le Fonds de dotation de la Famille Belcourt
The Leba Benjamin and Dr. Ben Benjamin Endowment Fund
The Hy and Joan Bloom Endowment Fund
The Sîan Bradwell Endowment Fund
The Charlotte Branchaud Memorial Lectureship Endowment
Faith Brann Cardiology Research Fund
The Dr. Alice Chan-Yip Endowment Fund
The Morton Charad Endowment Fund
The Dr. Donald Cohen Childhood Autism Lectureship Fund
The Madelyn Mave Collett Endowment Fund for Continuing Education in Pediatric Intensive Care Nursing
Andy Collins for Kids Endowment Fund
The Janet and Michael Corber Research Endowment Fund
The Alexandra and Marc Courtois Family Endowment Fund
Dorothy Craig Memorial Fund
The Loula and Kosta Dariotis Family Endowment Fund
The Sebastian Dupont Endowment Fund for Development of Leadership and Innovation in Pediatric Health Care Management
The Edwards Family Endowment Fund
Kailtin Hope D’Elia Fund
Le Fonds de dotation Mariline De Sousa
Marcel Fluhmann Endowment
The Louise Dery-Goldberg Endowment Fund
Tony Dobell Chair in Pediatric Surgery
The Anthony R.C. Dobell Endowment Fund for the Advancement of Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Le Fonds de dotation Marie-Caroline Dutton Godard
The Dr. John Munro Elder Adolescent Clinic Endowment Fund
The Anthony Elisii Endowment Fund
Alma Rae Fellowes Pediatric Nursing Innovation and Leadership Endowment
Alma Rae Fellowes Pediatric Nursing Scholarships Endowment
The Kathrin and Alfonso Fiumidinisi Family Endowment Fund
Christopher Ryan Fonseca Endowment Fund
Le Fonds de dotation de la Famille Francoeur en immunologie pédiatrique
The Dr. Alton Goldbloom Lectureship Endowment Fund
The Dr. Hyman Goldman Insulin Pump Endowment Fund
Donald A. Goltman Memorial Fund
Le Fonds de dotation Marcel et Rolande Gosselin pour la recherche clinique et fondamentale sur l’asthme
The Mary Gower-Rees Nursing Endowment Fund
The Dr. Claude Grandbois Endowment Fund in Hematology-Oncology
The Frank M. Guttman Visiting Professorship Endowment Fund provided by Zoe Saskin’s Ski for The Children’s
Hugh G. Hallward Chair in Pediatric Surgical Research
The Dr. Eleanor Mackenzie Harpur Lectureship in Pediatric Laboratory Medecine Endowment Fund
The Mel Hoppenheim Family Fellowship Fund in Pediatric Neurology
The Amy & Peter Howick Endowment Fund
The Dr. Frederick Kalz Dermatology Research Endowment Fund
Fonds de dotation familial Maral Kanadjian & Daniel Dion
The Ruth & Saul Kaplan Endowment Fund
Le Fonds de dotation Luc et Sylvain Labonté
The Spencer Julius Landau Little Warrior Endowment Fund
Daniel Levine Research Fund
The Ronald Linden Endowment Fund
The Wendy MacDonald Chair in Pediatric Medical Education
The Matheson Family Endowment Fund
Le Fonds de dotation familial Irenée Marcoux
Ida McDonald Equipment Fund
The David McGillivray Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Fund
The MCH Pediatric Endocrinology Montreal 2001 Endowment Fund
The MCH Fellowship Endowment Fund in Pediatric Surgery
The Israel Messinger and Toba Cohen Messinger Endowment Fund
The Kathy Moffatt Child Life Endowment Fund
The Hartland de M. Molson Pediatric Palliative Care Scholarship Fund
The Carol Morency Endowment Fund
Robin C. B. Morton Family Endowment Fund
Eva Rose Murawski Nahorniak Endowment Fund
The David R. Murphy Lectureship Endowment Fund in Pediatric Surgery
The Nakashima-Altman Family Endowment Fund for Neuromuscular Disease
The Mathilde Poliquin Endowment Fund
Maurice Pollack Foundation Diabetes Research Fund
The Imogen and Eleanor Richter Endowment Fund
Jeremy Rill SIDS and Apnea Fund
The Alan Ross Memorial Lectureship Endowment
The Pradeep & Pushpa Sahu Endowment Fund
Zoe Saskin’s Ski for The Children’s Endowment Fund in Pediatric General Surgery
Melvin D. Schloss Lectureship in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Charles Henri Schneider Research Fund
The Charles R. Scriver Pediatric Endowment Fund for Genetic Disease
The Dorothy Crozier and Joseph D. Sexton Research Endowment Fund in Pediatric Surgery, Birth Defects and Pediatric Neurology
The Arthur and Peter J. Sheridan Lectureship Endowment Fund
The Spatzner Family Endowment Fund
Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics in the Community
The Dr. Ivan C. Tchervenkov Endowment Fund
The James Temple & Isabella Weir Kirk Endowment Fund in Respiratory Medicine
The John L. Todd Memorial Fund
Agnes & Maurice Trager Memorial Endowment Fund
The Kenny Vineberg Endowment Fund
The Michael Whitehead and Louise Penny Hematology Research Endowment Fund
The Dr. Blair and Mary Whittemore Endowment Fund for Continuing Education in Hematology-Oncology
The Wilson Family Endowment Fund
The Dylan and Riley Wolff Endowment Fund
The Hilda Ruth Wynne Endowment Fund
The Aaricia Yu Yee El Khaiat Endowment Fund
Lingsen Kong Endowment Fund
Peter and Delia Kermack Endowment Fund
Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation Chair in Pediatric Surgical Education and Patient and Family-Centred Care