History and mission
A rich history and a great mission
The Montreal Sacré-Cœur Hospital Foundation was created in 1976 through a legacy gift from Sophie-Marie Charlebois Letang, widow of Anselme Letang, founder and president of Letang Hardware.
The Sœurs de la Providence, a Catholic congregation founded in 1843, are responsible for the creation of the Foundation.
Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $90 million to projects deemed to be priorities for the Hospital in the following areas (amounts rounded off):
Research and teaching
Trauma, surgery and orthopedics
Other departments and services
The Foundation's mission is to help the great team at Sacré-Cœur and Albert-Prévost to continuously improve the care, treatment and environment of patients, while supporting the research and teaching activities of this university hospital.
In addition to adhering to the mission, it is important for the Foundation's team members, board members, volunteers and partners to share certain values and human qualities: