The Lighthouse, Children and Families is a unique pediatric palliative care resource in Québec dedicated to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Whether it’s a respite stay, support for symptom management, end-of-life accompaniment or bereavement follow-up, The Lighthouse’s team of experts provide the free care and services required to help families weather the worst of the storms.
We provide the essential resources for families to find respite and comfort while their children enjoy their lives to the end. We cherish the memory of deceased children by supporting bereaved families.
Your support enables The Lighthouse to help seriously ill children and their families on a daily basis, free of charge.
Join our great team and help make a real and immediate positive impact on the lives of children and their families.
Last year, we experienced the birth, and then death, of our son, at the age of 1. Between these two pivotal moments, the wind blew so strong that against its force, our family had to navigate through waves of hope and despair, anger and resignation. When the storm began, the Earth was already trembling under the impact of the pandemic, amplifying our vertigo.
Michael Lavoie, a committed ally of the Lighthouse, walked the Quebec City-Montreal route from September 1 to 6, 2010, with about thirty other walkers, raising over $60,000.
A picture is worth a thousand words! We celebrate life and smiles, and cherish moments of tenderness, comfort and remembrance.
Maison André-Gratton provides a warm, peaceful and lively environment for children and families and can accommodate up to 12 children at a time.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions.