Community Development

Little Brothers

There’s nothing like a few days in the country to invigorate the mind and the soul.

Photo: Thibault Caron

Located on the shores of the Lac des Deux Montagnes in Oka, Domaine Juliette-Huot boasts a breathtaking setting.

Photo: Thibault Caron

Great Friends can take a trip to a vacation lodge for the day or for up to a full week.

Photo: Thibault Caron

During these trips, the Great Friends create lasting bonds and forge memories that remain etched in their minds.

Photo: Thibault Caron

Shared mealtimes and the overall friendly ambiance of the facilities make vacationers feel like they are part of a family.

Photo: Thibault Caron

Helping End Senior Isolation Throughout Québec

Currently, one in five elders has no one to turn to in their lives for support or companionship and more than 50 per cent of men and women in their 80s self-identify as lonely and isolated. This social confinement can lead to serious physical repercussions, including an increased likelihood of illness, a higher incidence of depression or suicide, greater risk of abuse and even a 60 per cent higher risk of cognitive impairment.

Since 1962, Little Brothers seeks to solve this problem by providing lonely seniors aged 75 and up (whom they affectionately refer to as their Great Friends) with life-long support, companionship and community. Power Corporation is pleased to partner with Little Brothers to break seniors’ isolation and bring joy to their lives.

A Forever Family

Quality human relationships, which are fundamental for all humans, are essential for the Little Brothers who prides itself on going beyond meeting basic needs. By nourishing the Great Friends’ hearts with love and compassion, the volunteers allow them to experience once again a sense of fulfillment in their final years.

The Little Brothers manage to relieve the pain and loneliness of those who make up some of the most vulnerable in our communities.
Julie L’Heureux
Director, Donations Committee
Power Corporation of Canada



Great Friends helped every year through the 16 local chapters located in 11 regions


The average age of the Great Friends


visits by volunteer companions


See the video from Little Brothers (in French only)