Community Stories


Turning a challenge into a new possibility to help others

Smadar Brandes is a vibrant and passionate young individual, particularly when it comes to music. She began playing the cello at the age of 9 and since then, she has grown to master her skills as a great cellist and has embraced the art of performing. However, her life changed drastically one late night in…
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The Power of Music

“If you couldn’t feel the love, the passion and the energy yesterday, you were dead.”   That’s how musician Anthony Gomes described his experience playing at the benefit concert on May 26 2017, and he was speaking the truth! Spectators rallied at Cafe Campus for the occasion and got to see an amazing performance from…
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$180,000 for Women’s Mental Health

On June 4, 2017, more than 1,100 women, men and children took part in the Pharmaprix AIMEZ.VOUS. Run for Women. The fourth edition of this annual event raised a record total of $180,000 for the Montreal General Hospital Foundation in support of women’s mental health initiatives.   What a great day! On Sunday morning, the…
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In Memory of Ludovic

  In many ways, Delphine Chagnon is just like any other teenager. A 15-year-old, she attends Collège Jean-Eudes, plays piano and is a tad shy. But Delphine also has an impressive amount of courage. On June 30, 2017, she will say goodbye to her long, curly hair and embrace a freshly shaved head, all in…
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Les Belles Sœurs – A Family Committed to Women’s Mental Health

Overcoming any ordeal — physical or psychological — requires the support of loved ones. For mental health disorders, family plays an even more important role in facilitating dialogue and eliminating stigma. The women of the Lavoie family understand that a unified family means constant support and attentive listening. Today, they owe their good health to…
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Passing of Dr Mostafa Elhilali

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Dr Mostafa Elhilali O.C., M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S.(C). He passed away on April 29 2017, while attending a conference in Florida. Dr Elhilali was a world authority in urology and a prostate cancer specialist. He was well known for its compassionate and sensible approach towards…
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