West Island Palliative Care Residence’s major fundraising campaign


As National Volunteer Week (April 7 – 14) is upon us, the West Island Palliative Care Residence sends a heartfelt thank you to all of its invaluable volunteers. The Residence recently celebrated the one-year anniversary since the official launch of its Caring and Sharing – Under One Roof Major Fundraising Campaign. Everyone involved has helped to bring the capital campaign to where it is today, including businesses, individuals, foundations, staff and volunteers.

With the aim of consolidating its two separate locations into a single, expanded facility housing all of its 23 beds under one roof, the Residence’s expanded building will feature a more efficient, medically-relevant floor plan all while maintaining its comforting, home-like environment and exceptional palliative care services. With the Residence’s dedicated staff and volunteers, we are putting patient needs above all else and showing the very essence of quality end of life care say Campaign Co-Chairs Luc Bertrand, Vice-Chairman, National Bank of Canada and Erin O’Brien, Senior Director and Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management at Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited. Together with the families and loved ones of patients, we are carrying the message that patients should be able to live out their final days in peace, dignity and serenity. Alongside our generous donors, we are helping the Residence pursue its essential mission and extend the benefits of palliative care to an ever-growing number of patients and families.

Construction of the new building began in June 2018 and will continue until the official opening in March 2020. The total investment for this project is $12.5 million. To date, the Residence has raised $10.5 million, representing 84 % of the overall campaign goal with just $2 million more to raise from the community! Although the Residence has received help from volunteers such as Mr. Bertrand and Ms. O’Brien who have been able to reach out to their business networks and request funding for the Residence’s Campaign, it is important to remember that every single dollar counts towards improving the future of palliative care in Canada. Everyone can make a difference!

Donors and volunteers are invaluable to the Residence. A heartfelt thank you to all who have helped over the years and to those who have assisted in raising Campaign funds thus far. Happy National Volunteer Week!

Feature image: Campaign Co-Chairs Erin O’Brien, Senior Director and Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management at Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited and Luc Bertrand, Vice-Chairman, National Bank of Canada

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