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Life at The Lighthouse

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Nicole Marcil-Gratton, une grande dame

14 June 2022

Une grande dame, une pionnière, une fonceuse dotée d’un entêtement à toute épreuve, voilà quelques aspects de la personnalité de Madame Nicole Marcil-Gratton. Déjà quatre ans qu’elle nous a quittés; ce soir, nous désirons lui rendre hommage.

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La passion des soins, de mère en fille

2 May 2022

Après une journée bien remplie au Phare, Véronique, infirmière, et Carine, infirmière auxiliaire, qui sont également mère et fille, ont pris le temps de nous raconter comment s’est transmis leur passion des soins et ce que ça leur apporte de travailler ensemble.

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Zachary was the tiny miracle we had been hoping for, for a very long time

28 April 2022

No course prepares us for the arrival of a child with significant health problems! Zachary was in the hospital for the first 3 and a half months of his life. I remember the medical team and the prognoses, and let’s just say that the future looked bleak.

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Une histoire d’amour… et de sommeil

28 April 2022

Sans Félix-Antoine, je n’aurais pas, non plus, connu autant Le Phare, Enfants et Familles, véritable source d’amour pour nos enfants malades. Au Phare, Félix-Antoine dort. Et pendant qu’il y dort, je peux dormir moi aussi et me refaire un peu. Je sais qu’il y est bien, que la chaleureuse lumière du Phare réchauffe ses nuits. Et nos cœurs aussi.

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Des bénévoles qui changent des vies

21 April 2022

Au Phare, nous soulignons l’apport exceptionnel de nos bénévoles en cette Semaine de l’action bénévole du 24 au 30 avril 2022.

Merci à nos 70 bénévoles pour les petits comme les grands gestes du quotidien qui font la différence dans le cœur des enfants et leur famille.

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A brave little lion

8 October 2021

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. Waves that swelled and ebbed, causing us to live through a vicious cycle of a whirlwind of inconsistency. When the storm began, the Earth was already trembling under the impact of the pandemic, amplifying our vertigo.

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The Lighthouse shines even brighter: new brand identity and new website

13 September 2021

The Lighthouse team is very excited to present the bright new Lighthouse visual identity. The mission and services The Lighthouse is known for haven’t changed. This updated brand image highlights all of the pediatric palliative care services we currently offer at no charge to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

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A $150,000 Donation for In-home Respite

15 January 2020

The Lighthouse Children and Families is extremely proud to be the grand winner of the iA Financial Group philanthropic contest and to receive a donation of $125,000!

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TELUS Future Friendly Home, a true story of friendship and solidarity

20 June 2019

As the children at the Lighthouse watched the last snowflakes fall on the swings from the living room window, the wonderful TELUS Future Friendly Home (FFH) team lit up the early spring that was so long awaited by young and old alike.

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The Lighthouse, an actor of change

19 June 2019

With 20 years of experience in supporting Quebec’s families who have a child with a life-shortening disease, The Lighthouse Children and Families is honoured to win the prestigious Coup de cœur award at the first edition of the Prix de l’impact social of L’actualité