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CHSLD Lionel-Émond

Our second project was completed on March 15, 2020 with the installation of a living wall at the CHSLD Lionel-Émond (formely Foyer du Bonheur), a Residential and Long-Term Care Centre in Gatineau, Québec. 

The living wall measures 2.4 m high by 2.6 m wide.

About the project

Inspired by the positive results experienced at CHSLD Ernest-Brisson (previously known as Bon Séjour), the management of the Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Services Centre and Gatineau’s CHSLD Lionel-Émond (previously known as Foyer du Bonheur) contacted us at the end of the summer of 2019, requesting a living wall for their institution. We therefore connected with the Health Gatineau Foundation to ensure financing.

Impact of the Living Wall

Built by the Wallemi, this beautiful living wall was constructed during a difficult time – at the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, March 2020, just before the confinement imposed at all CHSLDs. Due to the measures imposed internally, this difficult reality initially limited the number of residents who had to privilege of enjoying the wall. Family visits were also discontinued.

Nevertheless, the living wall never stopped producing great responses among the employees of the Centre, who took their breaks right next to the wall. The comments on its beauty, its calming effect and the overall aesthetics of the coffee area were numerous and one can say that the presence of the living wall contributed to introduce, and continues to produce a bit of calm and relaxation among the employee caregivers. 

The wall brings smiles to the faces of the personal helpers and visitors. The day is coming – we hope – when the residents will be able to fully profit from the wall as well.

Project Feedback

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Since it’s arrival, the living wall hasn’t stopped generating wonderful reactions among our employees...When people walked by, they commented on the wall’s beauty, its calming effects and its universal improvement to the café area.

The wall was met with astonishment and put smiles on the faces of the family helpers and visitors. Read full testimonial

Eric Gagnon
Coordinator, Living Environment – CISSSO (Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Services Centre)

Thank you to our donors and partners!

Can I Donate by Mail?

Yes. If you would like to make a donation by mail, download, print and fill out the Individual Mail-In Donation Form. Afterwards, mail the completed form and your cheque or money order at the following address:

Forget For A Moment Foundation
4301 – 2199 Saint-Louis Street
Gatineau, Quebec J8T 5L4

Your cheque or money order must be made out to:
Forget For A Moment Foundation.

Our registered charity number is 820767887 RR 0001.

Do You Issue Tax Receipts?

Yes. Official income tax receipts are issued for all donations. If you make a donation online, you will receive your receipt via email. In order to receive your income tax receipt by mail, please ensure your return address is correct.

As per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, donation tax receipts must bear the name and the address of the donor. Thank you for your generosity!