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Ambassadeurs Jeunesse
Light up the Tree and make
life brighter for kids!

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Three ways you can support the Youth Tree of Lights

The Sainte-Justine Youth Tree of Lights
From November 1 to 27, 2022

This November, the Sainte-Justine Youth Tree of Lights campaign is back for a third year—and it’s more ambitious than ever! Building on the extraordinary momentum of the first two annual editions, the Sainte-Justine Youth Tree of Lights is an opportunity for private schools across Quebec to shine the spotlight on their commitment to Sainte Justine, its patients, and its medical staff.

Private school students will help illuminate the base of the Sainte Justine Tree of Lights by asking friends and family to donate $5 per bulb. Their efforts will kick off this flagship holiday fundraising campaign, and the total amount raised will be dramatically unveiled at the tree-lighting ceremony. Students who raise more than $250 will be entered into a draw to win 2 plane tickets donated by the Air Canada Foundation!

Because there’s nothing more powerful than young people coming together to help their peers.


The faces of the Youth Tree of Lights


From a wheelchair to the track
Collège Reine-Marie

Even the most minor infection can be life-threatening for Jude-Alexandre, who was born with an immune deficiency. At the age of 9, he was immobilized for several weeks due to a serious infection in the bones of his legs. Thanks to an innovative immunoglobin treatment administered at Sainte-Justine, he can now participate in his school’s Sport-études program.


Sainte-Justine: A light in the darkness
Collège Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

At 13, Léa-Maude went through the darkest period of her life. Her family turned to Sainte-Justine for the help she so badly needed. Supported by caring experts, Léa-Maude began the road to recovery. Today, she is committed to destigmatizing mental health problems in children and teens.

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A second—and third—lease on life
École Saint-Joseph

In December 2016, Thomas was feeling grumpy and feverish. In a matter of hours, his condition seriously deteriorated. Emergency physicians at Sainte-Justine put him on a powerful antibiotic: Thomas had contracted a deadly bacterial infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Six months later, he developed Kawasaki disease. Today, Thomas is back in good health. After these life-changing experiences, Thomas’s family have become active supporters of the Foundation.


The call that changed her life
Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert

Aïssatou was born with cardiomyopathy and had been a patient at another hospital since birth. She was admitted to Sainte-Justine on December 8. Her condition had been deteriorating for several weeks. The medical team needed to act fast—her heart function was declining, and the milrinone she was being given intravenously would not be enough to keep her alive. A few weeks later, a single call would change her life: thanks to the generosity of a caring family, Aïssatou would be getting a new heart, making her Sainte Justine’s 100th heart transplant patient.


Lights for Viviane
Institut Secondaire Keranna

Even before she went into labour, Alexandrine knew her baby’s future would be closely tied to Sainte-Justine. Not to mention your generosity. Their unparalleled expertise in cardiology is to thank for saving Viviane’s life not once, but twice, with two major operations before she turned six months old. These days, Alexandrine is only too happy to be bringing attention to the work done at Sainte-Justine, as someone who knows just how much your kindness means to families like hers.


Sainte-Justine Tree of Lights

Quebecers have been actively contributing to Sainte-Justine’s mission of excellence since 2008 by making thousands of lights twinkle on the Tree of Lights in exchange for a donation of $5 per bulb. The support of the community is crucial in helping the teams at Sainte-Justine take pediatric medicine to the next level and remain at the forefront of innovation for young patients and their families.

In the past 13 years, more than $8 million has been raised to continuously improve the care provided to children from across the province.


Shining the Spotlight on a Very Worthy Cause

For over three decades, donors have been giving to the Foundation to empower the teams at Sainte-Justine to seize every opportunity to revolutionize pediatric medicine. As a result of the hard work and dedication of this incredible community, children and families can reap the benefits of ongoing advances in specialized care and an environment focused on their well-being.

The importance of good health and leading-edge research has never been clearer than it is now. A donation to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation helps this treasured Quebec institution continue to deliver the highest standard of care, no matter the circumstances. It enables the professionals at Sainte-Justine to keep looking for answers, regardless of how hard they may be to find. And it helps bring a deep sense of humanity to every human experience. When you support the Foundation, you are helping move our society forward by providing our children, the hope of the next generation, the opportunity to grow up healthy.

After all, children may represent a mere 20% of our population, but they’re 100% of our future.

Thank You to Our Partners!

Presenting Partner

Twinkle Club

Main partner

In conjuction with

With the participation of


Our Steering Committee  



Luc Plante, former Director General   
Collège d’Anjou  


Members — Schools   

Véronique Boulet, Secondary IV Principal   
Collège Sainte-Anne   

David Bowles, Director General
Collège Charles-Lemoyne 

Dominique Delhaes, former Head of Student Life 

Collège Mont-Saint-Louis 

Marc Desgrosseillers, Assistant Director  

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf     

Frédéric Desjardins, Director General   
Collège d’Anjou  

Mark Passaretti, Director General  
Académie Louis-Pasteur  

Andréa Piché, Head of Student Life 

Externat Sacré-Cœur  

  Patricia Steben, Director General 

Collège de Montréal  

Myriam Stephens, Director General  
Collège Citoyen  

Ronald Trudel, Head of Student Life and Extracurricular Activities   
Collège Saint-Sacrement 


Other Members  

  Geneviève Beauvais, Director of Communications   
Fédération des établissements d’enseignement privés du Québec (FEEP)  

  Patrice Daoust, Director, School and Complementary Services   
Fédération des établissements d’enseignement privés du Québec (FEEP)  


Our Communication Committee 



Geneviève Beauvais, Director of Communications   
Fédération des établissements d’enseignement privés du Québec (FEEP)  

Alexandrine Garceau, Communications and Partnerships Coordinator  

Institut Secondaire Keranna  


Members — Schools   

  Dominique Delhaes, former Head of Student Life  

Collège Mont-Saint-Louis 

Gabrielle Ménard, Head of communications   

Collège de Montréal