MONTREAL — Montreal’s construction community is being credited with major contributions towards the raising of a new palliative care home in the city.
St. Raphael’s Palliative Care Home and Day Centre, a charitable organization created to build and operate the care home along with an adjoining day centre, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the $10-million build in October.
The facility will be built in Notre-Dame-de-Grace. The charity has raised $6 million of its $10-million fundraising goal, a media release indicated.
A 2018 completion is anticipated. The care home will have 12 palliative care apartments and the day centre will accommodate 20 terminally ill patients who live at their homes.
Participants in the planning, design and construction of the project are EBC, Groupe Marchand, de Bellefeuille Design, Beaupre & Associes Experts Conseils, CDI Groupe Conseil, CLA Experts-Conseils and Dupere.
“These companies have shown great generosity in helping us keep to a very tight budget, and for that we are extremely grateful,” said Luc Maurice, founder and resident of Le Groupe Maurice and a fundraising co-chair, in a statement.
Donors have included the Montreal St. Patrick’s, Rossy Family, Molson and RBC Foundations, the Estate of Father Gerald A. Sinel, Desjardins, France and Andre Desmarais, Power Corporation, the family of Romaine Ardizzon, Future Electronics, Harden Management, Quebecor Media and Videotron, as well as the Archdiocese of Montreal, which has transferred the use of the building and land that will become St. Raphael’s, through an emphyteutic lease.