The former boardroom of the Grace Dart Extended Care Centre, located at 5155 St-Catherine Street is now dedicated to the memory of Mr. Gary Aitken, former President of the Foundation and former member of the Board of Directors of the Center, a devoted advocate for the Grace Dart.
Dear Friends of the Grace Dart Foundation,
Significant changes over the last year have shaken the organization of the health care system in Quebec. The implementation of Bill 10 in February 2015 resulted in the creation of five CIUSSS (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux) on the island of Montreal, and the transformation of the health care delivery system of our metropolis and our province.
These major changes were made to save money and maximize the efficiency of health care delivery. In the field, those changes are reflected by major cuts in the budgets of institutions, as well as cuts and a major reorganization of staff. The Grace Dart Extended Care Centre is no exception to this profound metamorphosis.
That is why the work of the Grace Dart Foundation is more important than ever. The rich legacy of our Foundation, over 150 years of Care and Love, remains true to its mission to support the neediest and forgotten of our system. Daily life at our Foundation expands beyond our office walls, we are on the floor and visible throughout the Centre, actively participating in planned events and ensuring our programs run well.
Annually, our Foundation gives nearly $ 500,000 to the Grace Dart Continuing Care Centre to provide care to residents and support for our caregivers. This year, the Foundation maintains 11 programs including music therapy, pet therapy, recreation activities, outings, special care and companionship.
More dynamic than ever, our Foundation makes every effort to support and improve the lives of our residents, especially those who are most in need. Thank you for giving to the Grace Dart Foundation. You can make your donation online and you can find donor cards at the reception of our two sites, on Sherbrooke Street and on St-Catherine Street.
Thank you from my heart for your loyal support,
President of the Grace Dart Foundation
5155 St. Catherine Street East
Phone: 514-255-2834 ext. 3350
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