Wales Home Foundation

The Wales Home Foundation was created in 1991 for the sole purpose of helping to maintain the high level of quality care and the services offered, and to ensure that the essential needs of the people living the residence are filled regardless of their financial resources.

The Wales Home Foundation also provides funding for major capital improvements such as medical equipment and improvements made to the building. The Wales Home Foundation is very fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers who contribute to our Home and Foundation. Without the support of the community, the Home would not survive.


The Wales Home Foundation’s mission is to generate, receive, and manage said funds with a view to long term profitability; to disburse funds to the Résidence Wales Home upon request, evaluating benefits to residents and/or employees; to act at all times in the interests of the residents and employees of the Résidence Wales Home with a view to sustainability of operations.


A wonderful way to support the Wales Home is to make a donation in your name to the Wales Home Foundation. Donors can donate directly to the Foundation by sending a check (see Contact Information below), through the RBC (see “Shares” below), or through Canada Helps (link below).

A bequest is money that is left to The Wales Home as a part of a person’s estate. Bequests can be indicated in the donor’s will.

In Memoriam
Donations can be made to the Wales Home Foundation on behalf of someone else. This means that a person can make a donation to honour the memory of a loved one. The Wales Home will then send a card to whoever is specified to let them know the donation has been made.


Donors can also deposit shares directly in the Wales Home Foundation portfolio held by RBC Dominion. For more information, contact Brendale Piironen.

Campaign Donation

Each year the Foundation holds an annual campaign which runs from April 1st to March 31st of the following year. Donations are welcomed at any time during the year for our campaign. The official opening of the campaign, which launches an intense drive for funds, usually begins in the Fall.


Contact Information:

Brendalee Piironen, Secretary-Treasurer

Wales Home Foundation

819.826.3266 ext. 247

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Campaign launch – November 18, 2017

The Wales Home Foundation launches its biggest campaign ever!

On November 18, 2017, at 2PM, the Wales Home Foundation’s honorary chairman, Mr. Jordan Arshinoff-Foss announced the Foundation’s largest Campaign to date. This year’s campaign launch was also highlighted by a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion of the CHSLD Wales Inc.

For the first time, the Wales Home Foundation has launched a multi-million dollar campaign to raise funds to finance the expansion of the Wales Home’s long term care units (CHSLD Wales Inc.). Recognized as the oldest senior’s residence in the Province of Quebec, the Wales Home prepares to celebrate one hundred years of care and is undergoing a significant transformation for the next century. 

To meet the demands of the aging English speaking community, the Wales Home will expand its long-term care units from 84 to 96 CHSLD beds. The project will meet the Government’s recommendation of 32 residents per unit and will allow improved operational efficiency while contributing to improved care.

A three storey expansion to the Norton wing will include 42 modern private rooms equipped with their own washroom. Each floor will be furnished with a second bathing facility, expanded living and dining rooms, a nursing office, and a large solarium overlooking the valley with floor-to-ceiling windows. During construction, renovations will also be done to modernize the existing units. The estimated cost is six and a half million dollars.

The CHSLD expansion will incorporate a superior building envelope with triple-glazed windows and a geo-exchange heat and cooling source that will substantially reduce consumption of electricity and thus operating cost for energy.

The CHSLD Wales Inc. offers innovative quality care for English speaking dependant seniors requiring long-term care, at RAMQ maximum rates varying between $1,535 and $1,836 per month.

The Résidence Wales Home is a private not-for-profit organization founded in 1921 that provides continuum of care for up to 200 seniors who range from being completely independent to those requiring long-term care. Since 2011 the Résidence Wales Home has received 10 prestigious awards!