St Raphael’s Palliative Care Home and Day Centre



At the end-of-life people need much more than medical care. They need a welcoming environment where they can die with dignity, surrounded by their loved ones and caregivers. It is with this in mind that a group of dedicated community members banded together to establish St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre.

Our mission is to offer exceptional palliative care – free of charge – to people living with an incurable illness. We also give much needed respite support and services to loved ones and caregivers.

The Palliative Care Home

Our 12-bed hospice welcomes people from all over the island of Montreal, regardless of their social condition, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious beliefs.

The Day Centre

Our Day Centre is the first of its kind in Montreal. It complements our palliative care by offering an array of multidisciplinary services to guests living with an incurable disease, as well as to their caregivers and the bereaved. These include massage therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, music therapy, physio/ergo therapy, and social work services. We provide a unique and personalized way of supporting every individual throughout their journey with us, while aiming to limit hospitalization, prolong home care and prevent mental health issues caused by social isolation.

St. Raphael’s also aims to be a centre of excellence and innovation, promoting training and collaboration in the healthcare and education sectors.

Our Impact

We believe in the importance of living with dignity, and we aim to create a warm, safe and compassionate environment.

The current demand for palliative care in the health care system is overwhelmed and we help to alleviate that. Our Day Centre and its multidisciplinary services allow care to be provided much sooner after a diagnosis which improves quality of life and provides much-needed respite for caregivers.

Our Day Centre provides a warm and secure gathering place where caregivers, the bereaved and terminally ill people still living at home can receive various health care services, therapies and access to support groups.

We help to:

  • Reduce physical and psychological symptoms
  • Reduce the feeling of isolation
  • Form new meaningful relationships
  • Return people to their sense of self
  • Improve quality of life
  • Foster independence

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Legal Name

St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre

Charity Number

81999 7693 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Quebec’s aging population will only amplify the need for the kind of care we provide to caregivers, the bereaved and for those living with an incurable illness.

Leaving a gift in your will to St. Raphael’s is a unique opportunity to share your compassion for years to come. Your legacy will help us to achieve our vision: that everyone is able to have an end-of-life filled with humanity and dignity.

Leaving a gift in your Will allows you to make a significant gift without affecting your current financial situation. You will set a positive example of generosity for others to follow. What a wonderful way to be remembered!

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