Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal Foundation

  • The construction of the new hospital is taking place in three stages.

    Photo: Multimedia Production - CHUM

  • In 2020, the third stage of construction will be complete with the opening of outpatient clinics, a 500-seat auditorium, a library and clinical and administrative facilities.

    Photo: Multimedia Production - CHUM

  • One of the new CHUM’s 772 private rooms, which will welcome their first patients in the fall of 2016.

    Photo: Multimedia Production - CHUM

  • A team in action at the CHUM Academy Education Centre, the largest simulation-based learning centre in Québec.

    Photo: Multimedia Production - CHUM

  • Yvon Deschamps, volunteer spokesperson for the Foundation, generously gives of his time to meet with CHUM patients.

    Photo: Multimedia Production - CHUM


More than 500,000 patients are welcomed every year and are cared for by more than 13,000 devoted professionals

The hospital can count on the support of some 700 volunteers

The new CHUM will include 772 individual rooms, 334 exam rooms and 1 integrated cancer centre

A Hospital Steeped in History and as Old as the City it Serves

The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) so named in 1996, houses three historic hospitals (Hôtel-Dieu, Notre-Dame and Saint-Luc) closely linked with Montréal that will soon come together in a new multi-billion dollar complex in the heart of the city. It is home to an incredible legacy of community caring and medical advancements in one of the country’s oldest, most storied cities.

Of the three CHUM hospitals, Hôtel-Dieu is the oldest tracing its history back to the early settlers of the mid-1600s and brought into being by city founders Jeanne Mance and Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve. Notre-Dame was opened in 1880 and Saint-Luc Hospital followed in 1908.

Its location is at the juncture of many historic touchstones for the city in a high-density area that has a blend of residential, commercial, institutional and recreational buildings. Serving Greater Montréal and the entire province of Québec, the CHUM welcomes some 500,000 patients every year, supported by its own fundraising foundation and by approximately 700 volunteers.

A major project with the health and welfare of society as its focus

As an anchor in the future of health care in Montréal, the new CHUM will open its doors to its first patients in 2018 to an environment that is bright, welcoming, and favourable to healing. As a healthcare centre ahead of its time, the new CHUM will offer the best possible services in terms of care, research, education and health promotion.

In 2020, the hospital centre will be completed with outpatient activities, an auditorium, a library as well as clinical and administrative facilities. And, because the CHUM exists only to serve its patients, everything within it is designed and tailored to promote their well-being and their health.

The CHUM Research Centre, the first of the three phases of the new CHUM, opened its doors in 2013. It plays a leading role in health care development and education in Québec. This facility groups over 150 research teams under one roof, including teams of clinical research, fundamental research and population health research.

A vital partner of the CHUM

In 2012, the Foundation publicly launched an ambitious fundraising campaign: Giving Ourselves the Best in Health Care. Thanks to the generosity of corporate partners, foundations and individuals, more than 60% of its $300 million objective has already been raised. These funds will contribute directly to the well-being of patients.

“The CHUM is a vital institution in the city of Montréal and holds special meaning for all of Québec,” says John Rae, Executive Vice-President of Power Corporation. “Its history, chapter by chapter, was written as the history of both the province and the country unfolded. Today it remains a shining example of medical excellence and life-changing research.”

“The business community’s commitment, including that of Power Corporation, enables the Fondation du CHUM to take concrete actions in order to give the best in health care to our hospital centre’s patients,” says Luce Moreau, CFRE, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fondation du CHUM.

The business community’s commitment, including that of Power Corporation, enables the Fondation du CHUM to take concrete actions in order to give the best in health care to our hospital centre’s patients.
Luce Moreau, CFRE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Fondation du CHUM


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