La Maison Aube-Lumière


La Maison Aube-Lumière :

  • welcomes cancer patients who have reached the terminal stage of their illness, and offers them high quality palliative care, without charge;
  • accompanies them and their family members, responding to their psychological, social and spiritual needs;
  • contributes to the advancement of teaching in palliative care.


To be the benchmark for excellence and diversity of services offered with the greatest of respect for human values, as promoted by the philosophy of end-of-life palliative care.


Respect:At all times, maintain relationships based on respect and consideration, whether in words, behaviours, or actions.

Empathy:Be open to the emotions and feelings of others so as to better receive them without judgement, but also without taking their feelings upon ourselves.

Excellence:Constantly seek to surpass ourselves and to achieve perfection in order to offer optimal quality care and support.

Generosity: Maintain a spirit of openness and self-giving that fosters mutual aid and kindness to each other.

Commitment:Be exemplary in our conduct, be loyal to the organisation, and commit ourselves each day to transforming our mission into concrete reality.


Once upon a time, there was La Maison Aube-Lumière (the house of the light of dawn).

July 4, 1989 – Father Desève Cormier proposes the idea of founding a hospice that would accommodate persons with cancer.

December 8, 1989 – Gaétan Beaulieu, Jacques Codère, Jean-Luc Grégoire, Jacques Letellier and Jean-Yves Sauvageau apply for letters patent for La Maison Aube-Lumière, a name proposed by Father Desève Cormier.

March 1997 – The organisation acquires the former monastery of the Pères du Très Saint-Sacrement, situated at 220 Kennedy Street North.

June 26, 1997 – Marie-Paule Kirouac is employed as executive director to prepare for the opening of the future Maison and to subsequently manage it.

December 1, 1997 – The first person suffering from an advanced stage of cancer is welcomed at La Maison Aube-Lumière, which has 10 beds.

March 1, 2013 – La Maison Aube-Lumière moves into a brand new building with 12 rooms for patients, situated on land adjacent to the CHUS-Fleurimont hospital.


Here are a few statistics concerning the fiscal year of 2016-2017 (in french)

* La durée moyenne d’un séjour est de 22 jours si l’on ne considère pas les séjours de plus de 100 jours dans le calcul de la moyenne.


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