Santé Québec: No Changes to Philanthropy

Last Saturday, December 9th, the Quebec government adopted Bill 15 which will lead to the creation of Santé Québec. We would like, via this message, to provide you with accurate information on this subject.

Since the Bill was tabled last March, a working group comprised of a number of representatives from healthcare foundations was created. 

Thus, the status quo in philanthropy, as announced by Minister Christian Dubé, has been maintained. Meaning that essentially:

  • Foundations are, and will remain, independent and autonomous legal entities, with their own Board of Directors;
  • Donations designated to an institution will remain directed to that institution and under no circumstances can they be used for purposes other than those identified by the donor;
  • Past philanthropic assets and donations are protected;
  • The Executive Director of each healthcare establishment is responsible for identifying priority projects requiring philanthropic support, and is accountable for their implementation;
  • Philanthropy is an essential pillar of healthcare and our foundations will continue to play their central role in this regard, with the same rigor and independence.

At a time when the needs of healthcare are growing, and your generosity has never been so important, we can confidently confirm that the new legislation fully protects the autonomy of foundations and our donors.

By giving to the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation, you are engaged to build healthy communities and to transform the futur of healthcare.

Supporting projects in research, teaching and patient care, from admission to discharge, act as an innovative philanthropic leader, for the wellbeing of its population.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact  Valérie Paquette, philanthropic-development vice-president.

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