Your donation, combined with those of other donors, helps us promote the cause of rehabilitation and push back the frontiers of science in order to offer the best care and rehabilitation practices at Centre de réadaptation en déficience physique – Institut universitaire, now and in the future.


An honorary donation allows you to express your recognition of a professional’s excellent work and the care received by you or a loved one. The person being honoured will receive a letter specifying the donor’s name, but not the amount donated.


The REA Foundation will send a letter to the grieving family as you expressed it, confirming receipt of your In Memoriam donation to the Foundation. This letter will specify the donor’s name and address, but not the amount donated.


If you are a CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal’s employee, you can support the REA Foundation by making a donation from your salary. You then support the Foundation throughout the year and your tax slip will serve as a tax receipt.


As part of a philanthropic initiative, it is possible to bequeath more substantial amounts in the form of an inheritance, so that you or your estate can enjoy certain tax benefits.

For more information, consult your notary.

Testamentary donationPublicly traded securities donationLife insurance policy donation


Offering a legacy donation to the REA Foundation creates a lasting memorial to your values and achievements.

A legacy donation can benefit you in several ways. Firstly, during your lifetime, you retain full control over your donation. Legacy donations are eligible for tax credits and can considerably reduce the amount of taxes paid on an estate.

Here are some examples of formulations that could help both you and your legal counsel when drafting your last will and testament: :
« I give to the REA Foundation the sum of (amount)… »
« I give to the REA Foundation (percentage) percent of the residue of my estate. »

Your lawyer or estate planner can provide additional information regarding legacy donations.

donation of securities

It can be advantageous to donate publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other securities. You will not have to pay the capital gains tax on the securities donated.

If you wish to donate securities to the REA Foundation, simply ask your broker to complete the form below and make an electronic transfer of the stocks or securities to the Foundation’s account.

The REA Foundation will issue you a tax receipt for the value of the securities, at market closing on the day the Foundation receives them.

Donation of a life insurance policy

Life insurance policies can be donated to benefit charitable organizations at the time of death or, in some cases, during your lifetime. Simply name the REA Foundation as the beneficiary so that under the terms of the policy the death benefit is paid to the Foundation. This form of donation avoids probate taxes or fees on the amount of the donation.


Has the rehabilitation cause touched you personally? Do you have an original idea for an activity or sports challenge? Do you want to get involved in fundraising for the REA Foundation? We are available to discuss your ideas and help you organize your project.


There are a number of unique ways to donate.

In order to donate a car, truck, boat or recreational vehicle in your name, contact the REA Foundation at 514-340-2707.




The REA Foundation fundraises in order to support the recovery and social integration of people with physical impairments.
The Foundation and its partners work together to promote rehabilitation, research and innovation by financially contributing to projects at CRDP-IU.
Over the course of five years, the Foundation has invested more than $1,500,000 thanks to your contributions toward the development of clinical expertise and the advancement of rehabilitation science.

In addition, the REA Foundation and its Board of Directors have decided to adopt the Donor’s Bill of Rights and are committed to respecting each of the stated principles.



A university institute for physical impairment
rehabilitation: pushing the boundaries!

Since July 2015, CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal has been designated Institut universitaire de réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal. Meeting a number of complex and demanding criteria, a university designation is part of users’ everyday reality in the form of student training, clinical research projects, and the development and implementation of cutting-edge practices.


University teaching

Our solid student orientation and integration infrastructure allows more than 250 university student trainees in over 15 different disciplines to join the physical rehabilitation teams each year. Add to that more than 200 students trainees at the college and vocational levels and numerous teaching activities offered by our clinicians in educational institutions. For users, receiving care and services at a university establishment means having access to the most recent practices. Combining knowledge, skills and attitudes, the CIUSSS is proud to collaborate with recognized educational institutions in order to train the next generation dedicated to caring for people.


Technology and
intervention assessment

Technology and intervention assessment is a rigorous exercise based on conclusive data, and involves researchers, experts, managers, clinicians, information professionals and users. It is designed to respond to clinical or strategic questions, and its conclusions could have a significant impact on the treatment of clients from the CIUSSS and elsewhere once the results are widely shared. Technology and intervention assessment allows the CIUSSS to position itself as a reference in the field of physical impairment rehabilitation.


Making continual advancements and staying abreast of the latest discoveries in order to improve practices and services are among our teams’ daily commitments. Joining forces with a team of more than 80 researchers and clinicians provides access to current knowledge for the benefit of users.



Thanks to the support of the REA Foundation, a highly specialized research laboratory will be set up in 2017 in order to provide 1500 children, 400 adolescents and 2700 adults who are deaf or deaf-blind, or who have an auditory processing disorder or a language disorder with personalized treatment. The use of Neuroscan and Eyelink II measurements will help identify in advance the most suitable type of rehabilitation treatment for each individual. The use of objective measurements will also be tremendously useful, in particular with regard to auditory training for young children and measuring how vision (lip reading) contributes to the understanding of verbal messages.



The REA Foundation provided support for a clinical telerehabilitation project that allows for remote intervention in order to improve access to specialized or highly specialized assessment, consultation and rehabilitation treatment services. After being tested and evaluated, the REACTS technological platform now makes it possible to provide remote services from the various fields of expertise of our CIUSSS. Since January 2015, more than 100 users have benefitted remotely from the expertise of specialized teams. Some 225 telerehabilitation sessions have been offered, thus improving access to, and the continuity and quality of services for clients. Moreover, a research team has studied the implementation process in order to better understand which elements facilitate the process and which ones impede it. Our hope is that, in time, patients from all over Québec will be able to benefit from this way of delivering services. Lowering costs and eliminating transportation difficulties for users go a long way to improving their quality of life!