La Maison Aline-Chrétien

Located in a former family home, la Maison Aline-Chrétien opened its doors in April 2018.

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Feu Aline Chrétien and her husband, The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, former Canadian Prime Minister, were instrumental in gathering local support for the project.

Photo: Maison Aline-Chrétien

The centre offers a number of services to provide comfort to patients, with respect and empathy.

Photo: Maison Aline-Chrétien

Patients find support and comfort in a peaceful and calm setting.

Photo: Maison Aline-Chrétien

A Peaceful Setting for End-of-Life Care

Located in Shawinigan, Québec, la Maison Aline-Chrétien is a palliative care centre that can accommodate eight individual patients, including children, as they journey with their loved ones through the final days of their lives. Since 2018, la Maison freely offers its services to people from the greater Shawinigan area. The house was named in honor of Aline Chrétien, the spouse of The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, who was a long-time resident of Shawinigan who made significant contributions to her community.

La Maison’s staff and volunteers collaborate with local palliative care doctors and other medical professionals to ensure it provides the best in end-of-life services and support in an atmosphere of respectful, dignified tranquility.

Power Corporation is pleased to support la Maison Aline-Chrétien and its direct impact in the community it serves.

This is a compelling example of a community coming together to provide support to local families as they cope with the loss of a loved one.
Stéphane Lemay
Vice-President, General Counsel & Secretary
Power Corporation of Canada



The year that La Maison Aline-Chrétien opened its doors


patients can be accommodated through the final days of their lives