Steve De Petrillo

“When I was 30, I never thought
I would one day be fighting cancer.
After undergoing some tests and a biops
at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont,
I got the shock of my life: I had sarcoma!
I had just started a small business, investors
were showing interest, my girlfriend and I
wanted to start a family…

But I was lucky: Dr. Leblanc and his team
achieved more than we could have dreamed.
They saved my life! ”

Steve De Petrillo,
husband of Marie-Claude and father of Julieta

Read my story


Every one deserves the best
chance to beat cancer. Thank you
for supporting the new Integrated
Cancer Centre!

To learn more, click here!

Lulu Hughes

“I am so proud to be a patron
of the Foundation and to support
the future Integrated Cancer Centre.”

To learn more, click here!

Every Action Counts!
Whatever the amount of your donation, you can contribute to the HMR Foundation’s cause: The welfare of our patients.




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.




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What's New

On February 3rd, with great pride and in the spirit of collaboration, the HMR Foundation and the TD Bank Group awarded the 2017 TD Training Grants for Study in Practical Nursing and Nursing Sciences to 27 Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR) nurses, nursing assistants and patient care aids. Over the past five years, TD Bank Group has awarded $250,000 to deserving HMR employees to facilitate further development of their knowledge and skills. This scholarship program has a major impact on patients, who obviously benefit the most from the constant improvement of HMR nursing care. During the scholarship award ceremony, Lucie Drapeau, Executive Director of the HMR Foundation, acknowledged the commendable gesture made by TD Bank Group in support of the next generation of nurses. She also underlined the special relationship shared by the two organizations for the past 14 years, a relationship that promotes the development of knowledge and skills among HMR nursing staff. Since 2012, 136 students have benefited from the outstanding support, ranging from $500 to $5000, awarded by the TD Training Grant program for study in practical nursing and nursing sciences. In addition, patient care aids also received training 156 times. Beyond the financial assistance, these grants offer talented men and women a decisive boost in their career path. [vc_column][vc_column_text]

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Congratulations to the 27 recipients !

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The 15th edition of the Montréal Passion Vin benefit, held on November 4th and 5th at the Bonaventure Hotel, came to a brilliant conclusion in the presence of some 600 guests: A record $1,544,010 net was raised by the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR) Foundation in support of the Integrated Cancer Centre project. Festivities kicked off on Thursday, November 3rd, with the À Votre Santé! benefit which raised $232,355 net. This superb 2016 cuvée brings the total of funds raised for the future Integrated Cancer Centre to $9.5M of the $12M objective. “We feel proud, moved and grateful. We owe this immense success to the unwavering support of our presenting partner, the SAQ, as well as to our major donor partner, Manulife. We also owe it to the immense generosity of the winemakers, who introduce us to such exceptional wines. We also wish to express our most sincere gratitude to our faithful participants, to the donors, to the Organizing Committee, to our volunteers and to all of our partners. Thank you and congratulations,” said Ms. Lucie Drapeau, Executive Director of the HMR Foundation. Organized by the HMR Foundation and co-chaired by Mr. Mathieu Duguay, President of COGIR Real Estate and Mr. Martin Gauthier, President and Senior Partner at Sid Lee Montréal, Montréal Passion Vin is recognized as the largest wine tasting event of its kind nationwide. It has allowed the most seasoned wine lovers to taste some extraordinary vintages, in the company of the owners and directors of some of the most renowned châteaux and estates of France, Italy and California. “For 15 years, the SAQ has enthusiastically supported this gathering, which has become an essential part of the Montreal wine scene. We are proud to present renowned cuvées and prestigious vintages to support the HMR Foundation. I wish to thank the producers and all of the participants for their generosity and for contributing to the health and well-being of Quebeckers,” mentioned Mr. Alain Brunet, President and CEO of the Société des alcools du Québec. The next edition of Montréal Passion Vin will be held on October 27 and 28, 2017. Faithful wine enthusiasts can subscribe to our newsletter on the event website at in order to be the first to know about upcoming programming. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images="15988,16004,15997,15986,15991,16003,15987,15989,15990,15993,15994,15995,15996,15998,15999,16000,16001" img_size="650x" title="Montréal Passion Vin 2016"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] More pictures are available on the Foundation’s Facebook page.

The Hospital

The Hospital


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.
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!