Press Room

Browse media releases for important annoucements from the Foundation and the Institute.


33 press releases

$1,801,700 fundraised for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation thanks to the Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs

September 6, 2019

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and the Chairman of its Board of Directors, Mr. Lino A. Saputo, Jr., took advantage of this annual event to pay tribute to Desjardins Group and Mr. Guy Cormier.

Alain Gignac is appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation

July 16, 2019

The Chair of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, Mr. Lino A. Saputo, Jr., is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alain Gignac as Chief Executive Officer of the organization.

Major Donation of $800,000 from Canada Life for Cardiovascular Health Prevention to the Montreal Heart Institute

May 30, 2019

This donation will be dedicated to the construction of the final phase of the Montreal Heart Institute's EPIC Center, currently one of the largest cardiology prevention and cardiovascular disease rehabilitation centers in North America.

The Foundation’s Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs raises $1,735,000

September 7, 2018

The Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation’s flagship event, took place last night at Windsor Station’s Salle des pas perdus. Approximately 800 generous philanthropists got together for the 18th edition, which raised $1,735,000.

Lino A. Saputo, Jr. appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation

July 4, 2018

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation announces the appointment of Lino A. Saputo, Jr. as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Saputo, Jr. took office on July 3rd, succeeding Henri-Paul Rousseau who occupied the position for nine years.

Major Fundraising Campaigns Closing Cocktail

May 6, 2019

Several generous donors gathered together on May 6 to celebrate the launch of Investing in Excellence, a project whose first foundation stones were laid last September.

Major donation of $4M from The Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation to the Montreal Heart Institute

March 22, 2019

This generous donation will be dedicated to innovative research projects currently underway at the Montreal Heart Institute. The Montreal-based family foundation thus confirms its role as an invested partner in the cardiovascular health research projects orchestrated at the Institute, helping to save and improve the lives of tens of thousands of patients.

Major Donation of $1M from the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation

January 30, 2019

The contribution will go towards the COLCOT study, currently in progress at the Montreal Heart Institute.

More than 400 young professionals gathered at the 5th edition of the HeartBeat benefit event and raised $103,000

November 23, 2018

This benefit event, organized by the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Committee, raised $103,000 to help patients affected by cardiovascular disease.

Major donation of $450,000 from Sun Life Financial : MHI creates a one-of-a-kind diabetes prevention clinic in Canada

November 14, 2018

In celebration of World Diabetes Day, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Diabetes Prevention Clinic sponsored by Sun Life Financial. The only one of its kind in Canada, this multidisciplinary program will launch in December at the Montreal Heart Institute's EPIC Center, the largest center for cardiovascular disease prevention in the country.