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Campaigns and events

Every year, Fondation Philou organizes a number of fundraising events and charity campaigns to raise funds and rally various communities to the cause.


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PhilouCity 2024 – Nebula

Our annual fundraising evening took place on May 31, 2024 at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. The 500 guests were treated to a greater than life evening featuring a meal concocted by our six guest chefs, a show by Véronique Claveau, a mobile planetarium and plenty of surprises and entertainment. Nearly $435,000 were raised in support of the families of polyimpaired children and young adults.
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Add life to their days

2023 Holiday Campaign
This year, our holiday campaign raised $134,451. Thank you to everyone who participated in our auction, shared our video and publications to raise awareness of the cause or, of course, made a donation.
Thanks to you, we can add life to the days of polyimpaired children.

Add life to their days 

Auction for Philou 2023
As part of our 2023 holiday campaign, our Auction for Philou ran from November 10 to 26. A new record amount of $63,014 was raised through this initiative. Thanks to the support of the many participants, we were able to reach over 60% of our holiday campaign goal. 

2023 PhilouCity 2023 – Éolia

Under the honorary presidency of Mr. Vincent Chiara, President of Groupe MACH, our annual benefit evening was held on June 2 at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. The 540 guests enjoyed a meal concocted by our six guest chefs, as well as a performance by Alfa Rococo. The event raised a record-breaking $525,000.

2022 Holiday Campaign

This holiday campaign emphasized the reality of parents of children with multiple disabilities, which is admittedly different and full of challenges, but which also includes many joys and victories. Our donors responded in great numbers to this fundraising campaign and helped us raise $61,148.

2022 Auction for Philou

The interactive auction for Philou was back for a third edition from November 10 to 20, 2022. Fondation Philou had the pleasure of collaborating with more than a hundred partners to offer participants lots for all tastes, such as trips, restaurant outings, cultural activities, wines and spirits and artworks. This event raised a new record amount of $62,046.

2022 Philou’s Great Ascent

For the second edition of this activity, the Jeunes PHILOUthropes committee invited participants to raise funds throughout the summer for an ascent of Mount Royal. The event took place on September 18, 2022, alongside polyimpaired children attending Centre Philou and their families. As a symbolic gesture, participants were matched with families to help them wheel their child to the summit. This event raised close to $28,000.

2022 PhilouCity – Faire d’une pierre deux coups

After reinventing itself for its last two editions by offering innovative formulas, PhilouCity was back to an in-person event on June 3rd, 2022 under the theme Faire d’une pierre deux coups.. This event, under the honorary presidency of Ms. Maria Della Posta, President Pratt & Whitney Canada, brought together 480 people that enjoyed a menu from five hotel chefs, a performance by Florence K and a surprise guest appearance by Kim Thuy. This fundraiser brought in a record amount of more than $441,000.

2021 Auction for Philou

For the 2nd edition of its interactive auction, Fondation Philou was able to count on the support of many partners to offer more than a hundred unique and diverse items. ravel, leisure activities, gastronomy, wine and spirits, health and wellness, fashion, there was something for every taste and every budget! A record amount of $59,385was raised during this event.

2021 Philou’s Great Ascent

An initiative of the PHILOUthropes Youth Committee, Philou’s Great Ascent invited Quebecers to climb 3 mountains between July 13 and October 2 and to collect funds for the cause. The first edition of this event raised$19,675.

2021 PhilouCity – Bed-In Philou: All in Bed for Respite

On May 28, 2021, the Bed-In Philou brought together 250 guests at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth and raised $250,000 to support polyimpaired children and their families. Guests enjoyed an overnight stay at the hotel, a gourmet meal and breakfast served in their room and and participative jam session.

2021 Philou’s Charity Raffle

In 2021, Philou’s Charity Raffle opened to the public for the first time. Participants had a chance to win one of three prizes generously donated by our partners: a Beautyrest Black Napa mattress set, a pair of airplane tickets form Air Canada and a Jura coffee machine. This event raised $21,000for the cause.

2020 Auction for Philou

2020 Auction for Philou For the first time, our annual interactive auction, opened to the public, was held separately from PhilouCity. The event was thus launched in November 2020. Participants were able to bid on nearly a hundred items, which made it possible to raise $46,000 for Fondation Philou.

2020 PhilouCity – 15th anniversary

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and for the 15th anniversary of Centre Philou, PhilouCity reinvented itself as an interactive culinary experience. After receiving a ready-to-party box, participants followed the live instructions of Baptiste Peupion, Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, and enjoyed a gourmet meal in the comfort of their own home. This event brought together 240 people and raised $145,000.

2019 PhilouCity – POP

Under the theme POP: a bubbly evening, 00 guests gathered at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth on June 14, 2019, for our annual fundraising event. For the occasion, 6 Chefs from the Fairmont and Sofitel hotels prepared a delicious gourmet menu. This event raised $350,000.

2018 PhilouCity – Boréalie

On June 15, 2018, 586 guests came together at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth for PhilouCity. Under the theme Boréalie, this evening, which would not have been possible without the contribution of 6 Chefs from prestigious hotels, made it possible to raise $312,000.


Au nom des familles et de leurs enfants, au nom de de toute l’équipe qui travaille avec amour et ardeur au Centre Philou, nous vous remercions du fond du coeur de croire en nous, de nous donner le courage et l’énergie de continuer à grandir.


On behalf of the families and their children, on behalf of all the team members who work with love and ardor at Centre Philou, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in us, for giving us the courage and energy to continue to grow.