and Hamed

Proud recipients of an HMR
Foundation Research Scholarship.
A significant boost for the pursuit
of their research efforts into the
treatment of septicemia and the
development of a male contraceptive.

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and Marie

In memory of Nicole Giguère,
their partner, the TOTEM’s team
decided to make a gesture
of generosity.

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Laura Groupe Banque TD 2016


“On behalf of the 26 recipients
of the 2016 Subvention TD
scholarship program, I would
like to thank the TD Bank Group
for its support. This support
enables us to pursue our studies
in the field of nursing care
at college and in university,
to develop new skills and most
of all, to make our dreams come true.”

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Who Are We?

As a major partner of the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR), the HMR Foundation supports the hospital, a centre affiliated with the Université de Montréal, in its strategic directions  for development in order to respond more effectively to patient needs.




Montréal Passion Vin

15th anniversary of the most prestigious wine tasting event in the country! Be among the lucky wine enthusiasts who will have the opportunity to taste several grands crus in the presence of the world’s most renowned winemakers.

What's New

The Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation is pleased to announce that Amina Dahmani and Charles-Étienne Lebert-Ghali are the proud recipients of the 2016 Jeffrey Michael Cherbaka Scholarship. Origin of the Cherbaka Scholarship Jeffrey Michael Cherbaka was a young 28-year-old lawyer with a great future ahead of him when he died of leukemia. Strong-willed, he was not afraid of taking risks to make his dreams come true. The hard-fought battle he waged against the disease made him a hero in the hearts of his family and friends. In order to honour Jeffrey Michael’s memory in perpetuity, his parents, Michèle and Normand Cherbaka, decided to establish an endowment fund that awards two grants in their son’s name every year. The $2500 grants help support training for young researchers and foster development for senior researchers in leukemia at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont. A Real Impact on Research Thanks to her grant, Amina was able to work on her research project: To improve the efficacy of immunotherapy on blood cancers using a new approach that would enable the generation of more effective lines of lymphocytes when transferred to the patient. For his part, Charles-Étienne focused on new cellular therapy to counter the graft versus host reaction, a major complication during which the transplant patient’s new immune system attacks his or her organs. The HMR Foundation is very grateful to the Cherbaka family and wishes to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Josée Hébert and Dr. Denis Claude Roy, both members of the Selection Committee.
Dr. Pascal-André Vendittoli, MD, MSc, FRCS, Surgery Professor at the Université de Montréal.
On August 4th, medical teams at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR) achieved quite a feat: They performed their very first same-day total hip prosthesis. This complex procedure was carried out by a team led by Dr. Pascal-André Vendittoli, MD, MSc, FRCS, Surgery Professor at the Université de Montréal. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, namely those who took part in the golf tournament, the HMR Foundation helped make this medical breakthrough a reality with a contribution of over $312,790. “Until recently, such a procedure required that patients be hospitalized for a period of five to ten days,” explained Dr. Vendittoli, adding: “It has been shown that late mobilization and a prolonged hospital stay are linked to medical complications.” This type of approach holds tangible benefits for the patient: Greater pain control, less nausea, a tight seal around the wound and the preservation of muscle strength, which allows the patient to return home just a few hours after the surgery. Patients are closely monitored at home to ensure their safety and well-being. The HMR Orthopedics team offers same-day joint replacement for hip and knee surgery. It is estimated that in the medium term, approximately 70% of patients could benefit from this.

The Hospital

The Hospital

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The Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

Bâtit il y a plus de 60 ans dans l’est de Montréal, l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR) offre des soins de qualité à ses patients intégrant le partage des connaissances, l’enseignement et la recherche. Découvrez les expertises et les spécialités qui font rayonner l’HMR bien au-delà de l’Île de Montréal.


The major campaigns and various events organized by the HMR Foundation as well as our annual campaigns have enabled the Foundation to contribute financially to the development of several large-scale HMR projects, including:
Research at the HMR: At the Heart of Your Future

The HMR Research Centre (CRHMR) is involved in fundamental, translational and clinical research activities in keeping with its clinical axes of excellence: Immunology-Oncology; Cellular Therapy; Vision Health; Nephrology. By supporting research, the HMR Foundation enables the hospital to remain a leader in many fields and supports innovation at the CRHMR.   In 2010, the Foundation contributed over 1.3 million dollars for start-up funds, clinical PhD programs and to provide income support for young researchers. Moreover, in view of the necessary upgrade of the CRHMR equipment pool, a significant portion of this amount enabled the Centre to purchase new equipment. Thanks to […]

The Centre of Excellence for Cellular Therapy

Among the most modern regenerative medicine centres in the world, the Centre of Excellence for Cellular Therapy (CECT) enables the HMR to continue its cutting edge research on stem cells, the immune system, cancer, ophthalmology and even orthopedics in order to develop treatments for a variety of illnesses as well as to play a key role in training young researchers and to bridge the gap between fundamental and clinical research. The Centre of Excellence for Cellular Therapy (CECT) opened in 2012 thanks to such clinical research visionaries as Drs Denis Claude Roy, Jean Roy, Guy Sauvageau and Claude Perreault. Its opening […]


The 2015 annual report of the HMR Foundation is now available. In 2015, we remained focused on supporting HMR’s strategic directions and better meeting patient needs. For the fifth year in a row, the HMR Foundation has ranked among the top 100 largest and best managed of Canada’s 160,000 non-profits and charitable organizations (Source: MoneySense Magazine). As honoured as we are about receiving this distinction, credit also must be given to our loyal donors, volunteers and partners who support us through their outstanding commitment.
Les soeurs D’Amours en compagnie de leur mère Claudine.
Every day, some 50 patients undergo chemotherapy treatments in the HMR Oncology Department. Those receiving these treatments sometimes have to spend as much as eight hours sitting down. The HMR Foundation appealed for donations in order to purchase new treatment chairs that can better accommodate patients’ needs. Hundreds of donors contributed to the campaign and as a result, the needs have been met... at least for now. We’d like to thank these donors from the bottom of our hearts!