The Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare Foundation
Enhancing the quality of life of the Centre’s residents

By funding improvements in the Centre’s services and facilities, DBJEF significantly contributes to the health and well-being of the aging population in Quebec. We believe that every resident should benefit from innovative geriatric care and live a life of dignity and well-being at the Centre.

Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare is home to 288 residents, living with late-stage dementia and/or other illnesses which are primarily aging-related. The long-term care facility, affiliated with McGill University, is located in Cote Des-Neiges, Quebec, and is part of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network (CIUSSS) for West-Central Montreal. The staff and volunteers provide care to make sure that residents feel heard, feel safe, and feel cared for. Families also play a crucial role in our residents’ well-being.

Our Mission

The Foundation is committed to building links with the community, promoting the development of the Centre’s services and facilities, sharing expertise, and supporting innovative programming so that the Centre can continue to set new standards in geriatric care. Discover more about the Foundation’s team and leadership

Our Team



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Adding quality and dignity

Each and every year, the Foundation provides

  • Music programming including the holiday and weekend concert series
  • The iPod project, providing personalized playlists to reawaken our residents’ love for music
  • Cultural programming including the award-winning Chanukat HaBayit welcoming ceremony
  • The renowned Doctor Clown program to entertain our residents with laughter and joy
  • A Bursary program for our staff and their children to further their education or upgrade their skills
Your impact

Rallying community support

With the generous support of our community, the Foundation’s annual fundraising campaigns improve the lives of residents

  • The BMO Private Wealth / Scotia 1832 DBJ Hockey Tournament: we are back!
  • Governor’s Campaign

The Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare Foundation is thankful to its partners for their ongoing contribution to our mission to bring a better quality of life to the Centre’s residents.

Our partners