The Project

Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada has embarked on its first-ever major fundraising campaign, the Exceptional Care for Exceptional Kids Campaign, with an objective of raising $130 million to help build a new Shriners Hospitals for Children in Montreal.

A New Campaign to build for the Future of Care

If Shriners Hospitals for Children are not as well known in the general public as they are in the medical community, it is simply because the Shriners fraternity has financed all their activities for nearly a century. But with a project like this, your help is needed to make the difference.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is part of a world-class health care system encompassing 22 establishments in the U.S., Canada and Mexico that have improved the lives of more than 1 million children to date. And yet many of you may have never heard of us. That’s about to change.

Since 1922 when the first Shriners Hospital was opened in Shreveport, Louisiana, all costs have been borne by the Shriners, even patient transportation. When the Montreal hospital opened in 1925, and even when the rest of the network’s 22 hospitals in Canada, the US and Mexico opened their doors, Shriners quietly paved the way for success. The result has been the creation of a research and treatment network that has transformed children’s lives while establishing new standards of care in the wider medical community.

In order to continue its leading edge research and care while being a home away from home for the children and families it serves, a new facility has become vital.

It’s an ambitious project: The new Shriners Hospital will be an outstanding healing environment, enhancing the expert staff’s capacity to care for, treat and cure even more children. But it comes with a cost.

With a commitment of an amazing $97 million from Shriners International, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada is reaching out to communities from coast to coast to help raise a total of $130 million to make this new facility a reality and fund a new $ 3 million research Chair.

Exceptional Care for Exceptional Kids Campaign