Our mission

We fund many of the extras that the government doesn’t cover, ensuring that residents feel heard, feel safe, and feel cared for.

The mission of the Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of the Centre’s residents. Through fundraising initiatives and improvements in the Centre’s services and facilities, the Foundation significantly contributes to our community’s health and well-being.

Our vision is to ensure that every resident benefits from innovative geriatric care and lives a life of dignity and well-being at the Centre. Our role is to build links with the community, to promote the development of the Centre’s services and facilities, to share expertise, to support innovative programming, and to maintain the Centre’s status as one which sets new standards in geriatric care.


The Jewish Eldercare Foundation came to be as a result of the merger of the Jewish Hospital of Hope Foundation and the Jewish Nursing Home Foundation.

In 2014, the Donald Berman Maimonides and Jewish Eldercare Foundations formed a partnership with the same leadership and the same staff. However, the two remain completely separate Foundations standing free and tall in our community.

In 2018, in recognition of a transformative gift provided by the Donald Berman Foundation, the Jewish Eldercare Foundation became known as the Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare Foundation.

About Donald Berman

Donald Berman came from humble beginnings. He grew his enterprise from a single souvenir stand at Expo ’67 to a successful conglomerate that included amusement rides, plush toy manufacturing, and an import/export business.

Donald’s greatest reward was seeing huge smiles on children’s faces. Every summer, he would lease buses to offer 2,000 children in need a day of rides at LaRonde, ice cream, soda, and gifts – something that most had never experienced in their lives.

Generous to those struggling and those who were less fortunate, Donald Berman supported many worthy causes during his lifetime. The gift that his Foundation provided has offered much more than care to the residents. It has brought us closer to our vision to ensure innovative geriatric care and a life of dignity for every person who calls the Centre home.