Compassionate Communities


Join our caring community

The Residence is always looking for people with a heart of gold and a smile that can light up a room! We rely on more than 300 carefully chosen and trained volunteers who provide 29,000+ hours of palliative care per year.

Our incredible volunteers assist with every non-medical aspect of care, from greeting families and delivering meals, to spending time with patients and supporting grieving families.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Debbie Elvidge, Volunteer Program Manager, or 514 693-1718 ext. 264.

The Institute develops community-based programs that provide supportive environments and connections for citizens of all ages who are dealing with serious diseases or are in the later stages of their lives.


Nav-CARE is a volunteer service of navigation and accompaniment for seniors living in the community. It is managed by local community and healthcare organizations to enhance the well-being of seniors with serious illnesses and their caregivers in their home environment. This is provided to be a broad area of the West Island of Montreal, representing over 400,000 citizens with accredited volunteers managed through the Residence and the Institute. We have over 10 community partners and 15 volunteers engaged in the program.

Intergenerational Connection

Intergenerational Connection is a collaboration between high school students and seniors living in residences facilitated by the Institute. Groups of 13 to15 year-old volunteers participate in 5-6 weekly activities with independent and dependent seniors in residence, focusing on legacy projects and sharing. The Institute has several high schools and senior residences engaged in these initiatives and receives positive feedback on the impact for both groups.

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