To brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families, we aim to provide the best possible care through in-home respite services, variable length-stays at Maison André-Gratton and different resources to make their lives as healthy and happy as possible.


Maison André-Gratton

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.


List of the Officers who contributed to the fundraising campaign for Maison André-Gratton

Donors and

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!

Click here for the 2019-2020 donors

Click here for the 2018-2019 donors

Click here for the 2017-2018 donors

Click here for the 2016-2017 donors

Click here for the 2015-2016 donors

Click here for the 2014-2015 donors

Click here for the 2013-2014 donors

Click here for the 2012-2013 donors

Click here for the 2011-2012 donors

Click here for the 2010-2011 donors

Click here for the 2009-2010 donors

Click here for the 2008-2009 donors

Please refer to our events calendar to find out more about the Guardians of the Lighthouse activities.


Document to come.

Where your
donations go?

By donating to The Lighthouse Children and Families,
you help us provide the best care and activities to sick children.

Thank you for your support!

a Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of the Lighthouse, Children and Families: their generosity, skills, knowledge and cheerfulness greatly contribute to the services for children and their families.


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


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 benevoles@phare-lighthouse.com. She will gladly help you choose the best option to make your volunteering experience a great success.


The Lighthouse Children and Families is extremely proud to be the grand winner of the iA Financial Group philanthropic contest and to receive a donation of $150,000! 
The Lighthouse is recruiting participants for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge on April 25 and 26.
On World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, The Lighthouse highlights the expertise of its interdisciplinary team, which works passionately every day to ensure personalized care and services for every family. 
Proud to build a solid succession of its leadership, the Board of Directors recently nominated Lyne St-Martin and Adam Mongodin as Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director. 
The executive management of The Lighthouse Children and Families is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Adam B. Mongodin as Assistant Executive Director effective September 3, 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.
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