A little history

The Taylor-Birks Foundation was founded by parents of people with an intellectual disability from the West Island in the late 1970s. Its mission is to improve quality of life for users of West Montreal Readaptation Centre and their families.


The foundation’s first major fundraising campaign in 2008 was the Building Hope campaign to build an adapted respite care facility on the grounds of WMRC’s Department of Child and Family Services in Beaconsfield.


Corporate, employee and partner contributions totalled over $1 million, and in June 2011, in the presence of major donors, employees, the Mayor of Beaconsfield and several media outlets, the ribbon was cut!

Click here for more info and images of the home

Click here for the end-of-campaign document

WMRC’s Strategic Plan 2010-2015 contains strategies for the foundation to launch three fundraising campaigns of various sizes over the next five years. Information on the next campaign will be announced shortly.