Our Mission

Founded by the Catholic Church with support from Montreal’s English-speaking community, the core mission of the Father Dowd Residential Centre is to care for aging members of the community who are no longer able to live independently and whose safety and well-being are entrusted to Father Dowd by their families.

The focus of the Centre is to provide care in a welcoming and homelike environment tailored to each resident’s individual needs. Our fundamental commitment to the well-being and safety of our residents—shared by all staff and volunteers, as well as by each resident’s family—underlies all of our policies and practices, as well as the design of our physical environment. We consider family members partners in care so that, even when they live at a distance, they feel welcome and involved in the care their loved one is receiving.

Father Dowd receives its mandate and operating budget from the Quebec government in addition to generous support by its Auxiliary for special programs and other needs.

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