History

The Melio Foundation was created from a tradition of solidarity

Our Fondation was created by a group of corporate directors chaired by Simone David Raymond. Founded in February 1965, the Corporation sought to raise and manage funds in an effort to finance various activities aimed at improving the well-being of the many children cared for at the Hopital Marie-Enfant.

In 1989, Albert Hudon, then president of the administration board of the Corporation des Gouverneurs, initiated a discussion in hopes of redefining the role of the Coporation. Given the scope of the Support Fund, and faced with the growing needs of the hospital, the members decided to convert the Corporation into an official Fondation.

Therefore, in 1992, the Corporation des Gouverneurs became the Fondation Hôpital Marie Enfant, chaired by Albert Hudon. This Fondation received various equipment requests.

Eight years later, in 2000, the Hôpital Marie Enfant was integrated into the Hôpital Sainte-Justine and the Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant (CRME) was created with its own Fondation, which shared the same name.

In 2008, the administrators proceeded to redefine the role and the mission of the Fondation which led to a significant repositioning and the implementation of a new brand strategy. In June of 2009, the Fondation Marie Enfant became officially known as the Fondation Mélio, its mission: to improve the quality of life of the many children at the CRME.

In Latin, melior means better. By bettering things, we improve them. That's where our inspiration came from and that’s now what the Fondation Mélio aims to do by improving the rehabilitation process thus improving the quality of life.