Dallaire family donating home for child palliative care

Dallaire family donating home for child palliative care

Quebec City (Quebec) 2 October 2015 – The president of Cominar, Michel Dallaire wants to donate the original family residence in Charlesbourg as a refuge for children who suffer from physical and mental disabilities or who are terminally ill.

The house and its land are worth about $2.2 million and is an ideal spot for such an endeavour. It is in a quiet residential zone and is almost hidden from view from the road and neighbours. The “domain” was built by the founder of the company, Michel’s father, Jules Dallaire.

The city of Quebec has agreed to change the zoning of the address in order to accommodate such a centre which so far does not exist in Quebec City. The only other child palliative care centre in Quebec is in Montreal.

The idea has been in the works for some time and has the support of two pediatricians who work at CHUL (University Laval Hospital), Hélène Roy and Julie Laflamme who have wanted such a home for some time now.

Certain legalities concerning health care and the university’s implication remain to be finalised before the centre can open and operate.

The home also needs to be revamped and cleaned up before the 13 room residence can accept its first residents. M. Dallaire told Le Soleil newspaper that he hopes everything will be up and running for the summer of 2016.

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