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A second chance for every child!

Each December brings a wonderful occasion for Quebecers to show their generosity and commitment: the Guignolée du Dr Julien. Donations go towards providing overall health services to very vulnerable children in the Fondation du Dr Julien’s community social pediatrics centres.

In Quebec, thousands of children lack the care and support they need to develop and reach their full potential. In vulnerable communities, half of the children reaching school age have serious overall development deficiencies. For 27 years, the Fondation du Dr Julien has been determined to provide children from these communities access to a better future through local social medicine. 

This year, our 3 centres will open their doors for the festivities: the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Centre – Assistance d’enfants en difficulté, on Aylwin St, the Garage à musique on Bennett St., and the Côte-des-Neiges Centre – Centre de services préventifs à l’enfance, located on Kent St.

Building a healthy future

Teams working in our centres witness daily the difference they make in children’s lives by offering adapted care and services.

In 2017, 1,299 children benefited from over 32,000 interventions in the Fondation’s three centres of expertise, located in Montreal’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhoods. Your donations help towards the care and empowerment of children throughout their young lives through art, music and speech therapy, direct and psychological care, mediation and academic support. Thanks to you, we can carry out our mission and continue to help children in difficulty fulfill their potential. We’ll be waiting for you on December 15th. Come join us!

Collection points

Give to your local centre

You also have the possibility to make donations to the Community Pediatrics Centre in your area. The money raised by each centre is used to fund the services they provide in their own community.

See the certified centres list below.

Come have fun!

This year, Guignolée celebrations will be held at our headquarters, on the corner of Aylwin and Adam in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, and at our two other centres; The Garage à musique and the Côte-des-Neiges centre will open their doors for fun activities and surprises throughout the day on December 15th. Don’t miss these wonderful events!

Program (Aylwin street): The celebrations will feature face painting for kids, Santa Claus, fire breathers, musical performances, street hockey, hot chocolate...and especially plenty of children with a brighter future!

See our schedule of activities for more details.

A cause dear to their heart too!

Over the past 15 years, many companies and individuals have worked tirelessly at our side to make this wide-scale fundraising campaign possible. Whatever its form, this help is always precious to us for it enables us to support vulnerable children not just at Christmas but all year round. So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

For more information or to become a partner

Contact Anne Pedicelli, Senior Communication Advisor.