Maison André-Gratton was built with help from our generous donors. We would like to thank them from the bottom of our heart. Their generosity helped us change the life of hundreds of families.
The Lighthouse, Children and Families could not pursue its mission without help from its many donors, sponsors and partners. We would like to thank the companies, foundations and individuals who raise awareness about the reality faced by terminally sick children and their families, and thus act as ambassadors for this cause.
Thank you for being Guardians of the Lighthouse!
Please refer to our events calendar to find out more about the Guardians of the Lighthouse activities.
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VOLUNTEER FOR RESPITE SERVICES
In-home respite service: Volunteers are matched with a family and provide in-home respite services on a regular basis. Their role is to be a friendly, fun and entertaining presence for sick children and their siblings. Parents can thus take a few hours to rest or see to their other responsibilities.
On-site respite service at Maison André-Gratton: Volunteers entertain and divert the children, but also help the treatment team for non-medical care like feeding children at mealtimes.
All of our volunteers are fully trained. Throughout the 18-hour training program, they are introduced to the different dimensions of accompaniment. The program includes different thematic modules:
- Ethical principles and the role of a volunteer;
- Children and adolescents with serious illnesses – Issues, care and precautions
- Listening skills and support
- Psychosocial dimensions of serious illnesses in children and adolescents
- Death and mourning
- The importance of play
SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATION
Every week, volunteers contribute to the Lighthouse’s operations, whether by receipting donations or planning fundraising activities. Their help is very precious and greatly appreciated.
Are you passionate about math or computers? Do you know how to sew? Got a green thumb? You like to cook? Have great people skills? Speak several languages? We offer many volunteering opportunities.
Please contact the Volunteers Coordinator at 514 787-8817 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will gladly help you choose the best option to make your volunteering experience a great success.
Welcome to Mr. Adam B. Mongodin, new Assistant Executive Director of The Lighthouse Children and Families
La direction générale du Phare Enfants et Familles est fière d'annoncer la nomination de monsieur Adam B. Mongodin en tant que directeur général adjoint à partir du 3 septembre 2019.
The Board of Directors of The Lighthouse Children and Families is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Lyne St-Martin as the new Chief Executive Officer effective August 19, 2019.
Having been deeply touched by the mission of the Lighthouse and the dedication of its staff, the TELUS Future Friendly Home team has decided to undertook the redevelopment and decoration of the 12 children's rooms of the Lighthouse's Maison André-Gratton. A true friendship story has emerged from this experience with this team that is full of energy and dedication!
The Lighthouse is the recipient of the prestigious Coup de cœur award from the first edition of the Prix de l'impact social ;of L'actualité and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association recognizes The Lighthouse with the title of Compassionate Canadian Enterprise.
On the evening of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members on June 13, 2019, the Lighthouse community displayed all its sensitivity to celebrate beautiful moments from the past and name pillars of the Lighthouse that now belong to its memory.
At The Lighthouse Children and Families, children regularly participate in artistic activities. Mother's Day is a special time during which the children are invited to make something specific that symbolizes the love they have for their mother. Since most of the time, children at The Lighthouse can’t express their affection verbally, they show it in a thousand and one other forms.
For 20 years now, The Lighthouse Children and Families has been committed to celebrating life and to preserving the memory of children who left too early, thus supporting families facing the unfathomable. To achieve this, The Lighthouse is guided by its North Star: the idea that memory is cultivated every day.
Since its foundation 20 years ago, The Lighthouse Children and Families has played a central role in Quebec’s care ecosystem. Renowned as a leader in community-based pediatric palliative care, The Lighthouse helps to dispel the myths surrounding a child's death.
At The Lighthouse Children and Families, volunteers are at the heart of the action and are an int