Campaign & Initiatives

You have the Power to Heal!

The projects listed below are part of our plan to build the hospital of the future with the very best people, equipment, facilities and programs to meet the changing and ever-increasing healthcare needs of Quebecers and overcome the challenges facing our healthcare system as a whole.

These vital areas of innovation will result in enhanced healthcare outcomes for all the communities we serve, and they are wonderful examples of how the Foundation partners with donors like you to improve access and provide the best care for all.

It's all about people

Throughout its storied history, the Jewish General Hospital has always managed to rise to the challenge and remain at the forefront of scientific discovery, innovation and clinical excellence for the greater benefit of the many diverse communities it serves. Today, the JGH has a well-earned reputation as one of the premier hospitals in Montreal and Quebec, as much for the quality of the care it provides as for its family atmosphere, the compassion of its staff and its unique focus on the patient as a person first and foremost.

The challenges may vary but the key to our continued success is always the same: people. People who not only provide superior care but who go above and beyond because they care for the well-being and health of other people. People who share the endearing values and qualities that make the JGH such a special and valued institution: commitment, compassion and excellence. Quality people who make a difference.

The ability of the JGH to meet the current and future healthcare needs of our fellow citizens from Montreal and Quebec is driven first and foremost by the JGH community – from our doctors, researchers, nurses and other health professionals whose vision, compassion and expertise are shaping the future of healthcare, to our friendly and caring support staff and volunteers, to our donors, canvassers and partners whose dedication and support empower us to turn our vision into reality. A strong partnership between those we serve and our many supporters is what enables us to make things happen.

This section of our website presents some of the exciting new projects that are part of our plan to build on these strengths and values and put in place the latest skills and technology that will drive continued excellence in patient care, research and teaching. All of these initiatives respond to a key question: What facilities can we renovate or build, what equipment can we acquire, what programs and services can we implement so as to allow our staff to do the best job they can, to attract and recruit the best health professionals and to make a real difference to the health and well-being of our patients in the short and long term? These vital areas of innovation will result in enhanced health care outcomes for all the communities we serve.

We all have a vested interest in accessible, quality healthcare, and by working together we can achieve our common goal of better health and better healthcare for the people of Montreal and Quebec, now and in the future. We do know that we can count upon your goodwill and support as we strive to meet these challenges.

For more information or to support any of the initiatives presented on our website, please follow the links above or contact us at 514-340-8251.

You have the Power to Heal!

Bram Freedman
President & CEO

The $250 million « Power to Heal » campaign for the Jewish General Hospital – our most ambitious capital campaign to date – aims to provide the JGH and its caring staff with the resources to remain at the forefront of scientific discovery, innovation and clinical excellence.

With your support, we can achieve our common goal of better health and health care for the people of Montreal and Quebec, now and in the future.

Campaign Team

Honourary Chairs

The Honorable E. Leo Kolber, O.C.

France Chrétien Desmarais, C.M.

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Michael Sabia

President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec


Harvey Levenson

President, Commonwealth Home Fashions Inc.

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Christine Marchildon

Senior Vice-President, Quebec Region, TD Canada Trust, and President of Team Quebec

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Bernard Stotland, FCPA, FCA

Consultant and Business Adviser, MNP Montreal Office, and Past President of the JGH


André B. Charron

Vice-President, SpesInvest

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Ralph Benatar

President, Otolanesoft Corporation

Gaby Bitton

CEO, Buffalo International Inc.

Pierre R. Brosseau

Executive Chairman, RNC Media

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Jean Bureau

President and Chief Executive Officer, Incendo

André Bureau, O.C., Q.C.

Counsel with the legal firm Heenan Blaikie LLP

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Vincent Guzzo

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Cinemas Guzzo

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Pierre Meloche, O.C.

Past Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Meloche Monnex (Retired)

Senior Advisor

Edward Wiltzer

Retired President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Mark Edwards Group of Companies