Board Member and and Associate Portfolio Manager at RBC Dominion Securities John Archer explains how easy it is to set up your own charitable foundation. There was a time that, if you wanted to establish a private charitable foundation with which to manage your philanthropic goals, it only made financial sense if you were a multimillionaire. Now, thanks to the modernization of the tax laws as they apply to charitable donations, and increased gifting flexibility of so-called ‘donor advised funds’, you can give like Rockefeller and save (taxes and time) like Scrooge!
For a third consecutive year, the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) is one of the top 40 research hospitals in Canada. The recent rankings released by Re$earch Infosource Inc. have the RI-MUHC claiming the 2nd overall spot in the country. The results were tallied based on research intensity, which includes both grants and contracts.
The intensive care units (ICU) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) treat the most vulnerable patients, whether they are in recovery from surgery, have severe medical complications, or have recently experienced sudden trauma. At the new Glen site, there will be a larger space dedicated to intensive care, as an additional eleven beds will be added to the current 22 beds at the Royal Victoria Hospital and 7 beds at the Montreal Chest Institute (which will be moved when both hospitals close in 2015).
On Thursday, August 8, 2013, join the McGarrigle and Wainwright families as they unite in Kate’s hometown of Outremont for a special benefit concert in support of The Kate McGarrigle Fund at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation. Back-to-back concerts will be performed at Théâtre Outremont (1248 Bernard Avenue West), with the first beginning at 6:00 p.m., and a second show starting at 9:30 p.m. To purchase your tickets, please click here.
On Wednesday, August 7, family, friends, and loyal supporters of Kate McGarrigle gathered to pay tribute to this legendary Canadian musical icon at the inauguration of Place Kate-McGarrigle. Located on Laurier Avenue between Querbes and Durocher Avenues in the borough of Outremont in Montreal, this small park is just steps away from Kate’s former residence.
On August 7 at 7 p.m., the North American premiere of the film Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You will be screened at Théâtre Outremont (1248 Bernard Avenue West, Montreal). Directed by Lian Lunson and starring Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Jane McGarrigle along with other special guests, this documentary celebrates the life and musical career of renowned singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. Tickets for this must-see film are $10, and can be purchased by clicking here.
McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Center today announced a major collaboration with a leading philanthropic foundation to contribute to the province’s commitment to enhance cancer care. This initiative, the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN), aims to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction, increase survival rates and reduce the burden of cancer.
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation is proud to announce that the first annual Toonie Challenge raised $14,012 in support of The Best Care for Life Campaign. Launched in collaboration with the Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS), students collected toonies for the MUHC Foundation with a long-term objective of raising 69,000 toonies to circle the entire Glen site if placed end-to-end.
In many offices, the use of personal cell phones is strictly prohibited, but at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative has been vitally embraced. Launched as a pilot project in 2009, the MUHC provides clinicians and nurses with online software allowing them to quickly access important information related to their patients via a personal smartphone.
Over two years into construction of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Glen Site, work has progressed quickly, and the exterior of the facility is now complete. With more than 1,400 workers on site daily, the interior of this future 220,000 m2 is now the focus, as the masonry, electrical, and plumbing for each of the buildings are all underway. Several key pieces of equipment such as sterilizers and linear accelerators are also en route to their new home at the Glen.
The MUHC Foundation is proud to announce that hockey star Mathieu Darche has raised $2,226 as a guest on the game show Le Tricheur on TVA. From December 10 to 15, he competed against Quebec celebrities Stéphane Archambault, Jean-François Baril, Réal Bossé, and Benoit Gagnon, with each competitor raising money for the charity of their choice.
BMO financial group makes $6 million donation to the Joint Campaign of the CHUM and the MUHC Foundations
The Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation today acknowledged the exceptional contribution that BMO Financial Group is making to the health of Quebecers. The company is committing the largest corporate donation in its history – $6 million – to the Joint Corporate Campaign of Montreal’s two academic health centres.
Merck Canada announced today that it is reinforcing its commitment to growing Montréal's life sciences basic and translational research sector, by investing $12.5 million to fund research at three prominent university-affiliated and hospital-based research centres. This investment by Merck supports the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Montréal Heart Institute Research Centre (MHI), and their mission of promoting the development of scientific advancements that will improve healthcare.
As an inspirational tribute to the wonderful care that she received at the McGill University Health Centre, Kate McGarrigle has established the Kate McGarrigle Fund at the MUHC Foundation.
The MUHC Foundation would like to extend its best wishes to Jorn Weisbrodt and Rufus Wainwright for their recent union.
For the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) 615 researchers, the new Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) at the Glen will house the latest technology available to the scientific world. Located on the fourth floor of the Research Institute, this 50,000 sq. ft. space will be the hub for clinical research at the MUHC, and its medical professionals will conduct investigator-initiated research, first-in-man studies, large-scale clinical trials and vaccine studies.
Montreal, June 6, 2012 – The Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and the McGill University Health Centre Foundation (MUHC) announce a 383,000$ donation to their Joint Corporate Campaign in support of the project to modernize Montreal’s university hospitals. This contribution is the result of the involvement of all the Blakes Partners, Associates and executive personnel in Montreal.
Montreal, February 10, 2012 – The Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation today announced a $500,000 contribution from the law firm of Norton Rose Canada to the joint fundraising campaign in support of projects currently underway to modernize academic medicine in Montreal. The donation is the collective total raised by individual donations by the firm’s team, including lawyers, patent agents, and their colleagues.
Montreal Cooks has been reprinted! The bestselling book, conceived by volunteer Karen Dubrofsky, with help from friends Donna Rabinovitch and Heidi Gossack‑Majnemer, is back on bookstands—get your copy today!