The commitment

Philanthropic commitment is a matter of values, but it is also an opportunity to share and contribute to the well-being of the community; an action to counter and reduce social inequalities. It is expressed in various ways: we can offer time as a volunteer, contribute to funding as a donor or participate in activities to support a cause.

Investing in a foundation, supporting a cause or a project in the short, medium, or long term represents the possibility of taking risks, but above all of serving as an incubator for innovative ideas to solve or reduce complex problems.

Philanthropic commitment also breaks the pitfalls of individualism and takes advantage of wealth and professional skills, bringing even more pride since they serve a cause of general interest greater than oneself.

In recent decades, awareness of inequalities and injustices has not diminished. More than half of Canadians get involved in supporting a cause; 93% of them want to contribute to the well-being of their community and 89% do so out of compassion for those in need.

The Ronald-Denis Foundation is no exception. We rely on generosity, solidarity, collaboration, partnership, and community action. We cannot accomplish our mission without the mobilization of the community, which is committed to working alongside us.



The Ronald-Denis Foundation offers you the opportunity to be generous 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year! Of course, you will receive an official confirmation email for each donation, and we will send you a receipt for tax purposes.

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Participate in our events

Whether you are an occasional donor, volunteer, partner, or simple visitor, you can also contribute to the action of the Foundation by participating in one of our one-time or recurring fundraising events. It’s a great way to help improve the lives of the people we help. You will also discover the enthusiasm of our community of major donors, partners, and volunteers, while having fun!

Our next event will be in May 2024. Follow our social media to insure that you don’t miss out.


Join our volunteers!

Volunteering is a personal and humanistic choice. The main motivations behind the gift of time are the idea of helping others, sharing one’s talents in solidarity with people in need, as well as using one’s skills and acquiring new ones.

The Foundation is pleased to have remarkable volunteers who participate in the organization of its events and support it in a thousand and one ways.

Thank you to the volunteers who helped us with our events over the past year.

The Foundation is looking for a volunteer to translate our website. Are you that person?

Join them!


Become a partner!

Financial donations, which are expressed in various ways, represent another important dimension of commitment. Online donations, partnership, social responsibility of corporate citizens… These are all concepts revealing a new rationality concerned with efficiency of large-scale changes.

The Ronald-Denis Foundation fully values corporate or individual partnerships. Its partners and private donors support its action with financial contributions or by providing facilities, products, or high-quality services.


Since 2008, the RocklandMD Surgery Center has been a trusted partner of the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal and the CIUSS-NÎMHSCM surgeons have performed more than ten thousand day surgeries of all kinds there, under an agreement ratified by the Montreal Health Agency.

The surgeons, as well as the patients who have been operated on, praise the excellence and quality of the services provided by this center.

The Foundation has established a privileged partnership with RocklandMD because, to date, it is the only private surgery center that has demonstrated that it is able to provide a safe environment as well as possess the high-level technical platforms required, for this type of intervention.

The RocklandMD Surgery Center therefore stood out as the only possible choice that meets the criteria of excellence and safety of the surgery department of the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal and the CIUSS-NÎM.

THE CIUSS-NÎM : Sacré-Cœur-de-Montréal Hospital – Fleury Hospital - Jean-Talon Hospital

The Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal has been developing expertise in bariatric surgery since the end of the 1990s. Relying on its four surgeons, the Université de Montréal has made it the center of expertise of its university network for bariatric surgery.

All conventional interventions — biliopancreatic diversion, gastric bypass with Y de Roux (or gastric bypass), adjustable gastric banding — are offered and discussed with patients.

Conventional or laparoscopic approaches are available depending on the indications. In addition, robotic surgery has greatly contributed to the development of bariatric surgery at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.


Funding 2019

Research funding by: Anne-Sophie Struder, MD, Mark Magdy, MD, Ronald Denis, MD, Radu Pescarus, MD, Pierre Y. Garneau, MD, Henri Atlas, MD, and Simon L. Bacon PhD (published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery in November 2022, presented at the CABPS (Canadian Association for Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons) congresses and at the OFSO (International Federation of Surgery for Obesity) congress.

  • Five-year outcomes after surgery for class 1 obesity: a retrospective analysis of a Canadian bariatric centre’s experience.
  • Research 2019

Funding 2020 – Period: Sept 2020 to Sept 2023

  • Pilot Project – Nutrition and psychology service for bariatric patients at the HSCM

Funding 2022:

Funding 2023:

  • Tremplin Clinic at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital: Establishment of a fitness circuit for young adolescents (Opening Spring 2024)