May 3rd, 2023

Major campaign of the CHUS Foundation: a record amount to be reinvested in health


It is with immense pride that the CHUS Foundation announces that it has raised a record $48,617,950 during its major campaign, which began in 2018 and just ended in March.

End of the CHUS Foundation's major fundraising campaign - 2018-2022
From left to right: Alain Paquin, Michèle Dionne, Jean-François Bérubé, Alain Lemaire, Éric Bujold, Sophie Warren, Jacques Fortier, Simon Bérubé and Martin Clermont.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, many projects aimed at improving the care offered to the population, through the purchase of equipment or the funding of medical research, will be able to be carried out. Some investments have already been completed at Hôpital Fleurimont, Hôtel-Dieu de Sherbrooke and the Centre de recherche du CHUS. For example, the purchase of two direct-sensor mammography units, the addition of brachytherapy for prostate cancer, the acquisition of a pediatric electroencephalogram, the implementation of an intensive care transport system, access to research protocols in oncopediatrics and participation in the funding of a Research Chair in chronic pain and opioid pharmacology. Many other investments will be announced in the near future!

"We had set ourselves a target of $40 million in four years, and the pandemic that intruded on our campaign slowed things down in 2020 and 2021, only to bounce back! I'd like to thank all our donors for their confidence, and our campaign cabinet for giving us this second wind and enabling us to exceed our expectations"

says Martin Clermont, Executive Director of the CHUS Foundation

"The needs in the healthcare network are great, and it's important that we continue to ensure that the people of the Eastern Township region have the best possible care, now and in the future. We are fortunate to be able to count on such a complete and specialized university center right here at home. Thank you for being here"

adds Jean François Bérubé, Chairman of the Board of the CHUS Foundation.

Words from the co-chairs of the 2018-2022 major campaign

"Together, we made this major campaign a success. We have an attachment to our region, and a desire to maintain quality care adapted to the needs of the population. The donations collected provide us with the opportunity to do more, for example, by acquiring high-tech equipment that would not otherwise be accessible. It's important to continue to invest in the cause of healthcare and to support the CHUS Foundation in its mission."

- Mr. Alain Lemaire, co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Cascades

"This campaign goes beyond numbers; it touches our people and our community. We have all been mobilized and motivated by a common desire to improve the daily lives of medical staff, healthcare for patients and the well-being of our society as a whole. We are very grateful to the donors and partners who generously contributed to this campaign. Your outpouring of solidarity and caring is inspiring, and we're proud to be part of this community."

- Éric Bujold, Head of Customer Relations, National Bank of Canada

Campaign cabinet members

  • Mr. Alain Lemaire, co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Cascades
  • Éric Bujold, Head of Customer Relations, National Bank of Canada, Michèle Dionne, philanthropist and author
  • Alain Paquin, Consulting Partner, Raymond Chabot Grant Thorton
  • Daniel Beaucage, President of Groupe Beaucage
  • Mr. Peter Provencher, Investment Advisor, IA Financial Group
  • Mario Beaudoin, President of MB Capital

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