Ottawa, October 7, 2020 – The Montfort Foundation has received an exceptional donation for the development of the Orléans Health Hub. The extraordinary contribution of $1,000,000 by Mr. Yves Tremblay and Ms. Sylvie Villeneuve will help improve the care offered to the East Ottawa community.
“It is with great pride and gratitude for the health care staff, especially during this pandemic, that we are donating the amount of $1 million to help make the Orléans Health Hub a reality. In our opinion, it’s time to support Montfort,” announced Mr. Yves Tremblay, President of the Campaign Cabinet for the Orléans Health Hub.
Incidentally, it is in this spirit of recognition that Mr. Tremblay is joined by a team of 16 volunteers acting as ambassadors in support of the campaign for the Orléans Health Hub.
As the largest single donation in Montfort’s history, Mr. Tremblay and Ms. Villeneuve’s donation is a historic one for the Montfort Foundation.
“On behalf of our entire team, I would like to sincerely thank Yves and Sylvie for their exceptional contribution to the success of the Orléans Health Hub,” exclaims Mr. Ronald Caza, President of the Board of Trustees of the Montfort Foundation.
This important financial support will allow Montfort and its partners to innovate and provide exemplary care and services to the community of East Ottawa through a new model of care, centred on the patient and its needs, in both official languages.
“The construction of the Orléans Health Hub is progressing well and is still scheduled to open in the summer of 2021,” confirms Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and CEO of Hôpital Montfort. “This new building, located at the corner of Mer-Bleue Road and Brian-Coburn Boulevard in Orléans, will not only be magnificent, but will be built with the patient in mind, both physically and logistically.”
After a successful career in technology, Mr. Tremblay has been greatly involved in the governance of health and education institutions. Mr. Tremblay also supports the next generation of entrepreneurs by investing in several start-up companies. Residents of Ottawa for many years, Mr. Tremblay and Ms. Villeneuve are proud parents of four children and grandparents of 15 grandchildren. Recognized for their philanthropic support of their community, they have together chosen to support Montfort in the campaign for the Orléans Health Hub.
The Montfort Foundation, Hôpital Montfort and the partners of the Orléans Health Hub are very grateful for the generosity of Mr. Tremblay and Ms. Villeneuve and their impact on the realization of this project.