The Sainte-Justine Circle is a committee of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation’s Board of Directors. It rallies over a hundred volunteer members to work on four major benefit events each year. Their enthusiasm is contagious—and their events are transforming the CHU Sainte-Justine. 

Since 1999, the members of the Sainte-Justine Circle have dedicated themselves to the cause of mothers and sick children. Every year, they contribute to the success of Lighting the Way, the Winter Triathlon, the Sainte-Justine's Ball and the Urban Duathlon. United by their determination and energy, they are masters at organizing, recruiting and engaging the business community for the cause. Over the years, their events have become highlights of Montrealers’ philanthropic calendar. The CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation is proud to have these ambassadors as members. 

Virginie Longpré

Virginie Longpré

Co-Chair of Lighting the Way Consultant

Since 1999, the Sainte-Justine Circle has raised nearly $12 million for the CHU Sainte-Justine’s priority projects. This huge support has had major impacts: 

  • On neonatal care and research, through the establishment of the Centre of Excellence in Neonatology. It will help ensure that premature babies get the best personalized care and enjoy the best possible conditions for their development, from birth through adulthood.
  • On research into brain disorders, through the setting up of new neuroscience labs. They will foster the understanding and treatment of conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, intellectual disabilities, and language, mood and attention disorders.
  • On perinatal care, through the purchase of essential equipment for the perinatal unit. It will improve our ability to prevent and treat perinatal disorders and care for babies and families.  
  • On the hospital environment, through the upgrading of the Hôtellerie Chez Cachou accommodations. With a view to humanizing health care, this support has enabled us to offer greater comfort, a more welcoming environment, and better, safer facilities to parents staying there while their children are hospitalized.

Thank you, Sainte-Justine Circle, from the bottom of our heart!