dialysis centre

Good News
for health care staff
and for the 450 patients suffering
from kidney disease!

To learn more, click here!

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!

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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

For the past 10 years, the HMR Foundation has joined forces with a group of dynamic and devoted doctors and generous donors to raise funds for the Nephrology axis of excellence. In total, $3M were donated to the HMR to improve patient well-being. Last Friday, with great enthusiasm and immense satisfaction, we welcomed the announcement from Minister Gaétan Barrette regarding the construction of a new Dialysis Centre at the HMR, a $53.5M investment by the government. This is great news for all of us, for health care staff, for the 450 patients suffering from kidney disease who receive daily treatments at the hospital. The HMR dialysis centre, the largest in Québec, will transfer its operations to this newly constructed facility as early as January 2019. The new centre aims to gather under one roof all of the activities that, for the past 20 years, have been divided between the main floor of Pavillon Rachel-Tourigny and the 37 temporary trailers that have been added over time to meet the needs of our patients. Covering 7,000 m2, on 4 levels, the new centre will be built north-west of the Ambulatory Care Centre and it will house 74 treatment areas: 60 stations for conventional hemodialysis, 10 stations for pre-dialysis, for CAPD and home dialysis and 4 stations for teaching. Emboldened by the invaluable support of our donors, we are proud of the mobilization prompted by the HMR Nephrology axis of excellence. Together, we will have enabled Nephrology department doctors and researchers to pursue their admirable efforts to enhance the well-being of hundreds of patients. Soon, HMR patients and their family will experience the daily benefits of this new dialysis centre. It is a remarkable achievement, on a human scale. On their behalf, we express our deepest gratitude to all of our generous donors.  THANK YOU!   [caption id="attachment_16693" align="aligncenter" width="503"] From left to right: Jean Laurin, President of the HMR Foundation, Yvan Gendron, President & CEO of the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Dr. Martine Leblanc, Director of Professional Services, and Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health[/caption]  
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 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!