About us

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The Vitae Foundation is the product of several mergers. Since 2004, the foundations of Estriade and the CLSCs of Sherbrooke joined the Fondation de L’Institut Universitaire de Sherbrooke, which in 2008 changed its name and today continues its commitment under the Vitae Foundation.

The institutions are thriving and transforming, and in a context of consistently growing needs, the importance of philanthropic support and community loyalty are essential ingredients in improving and humanizing the care and services offered in our Argyll, D’Youville, St-Joseph, and St-Vincent residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and also offered by the stakeholders and professionals working in Sherbrooke’s CLSCs and the Estrie region’s maternity centre.

Mission and values

The Vitae Foundation’s mission is to contribute to improving the quality of life, environment, services, and care provided to the residents of the Argyll, D’Youville, St-Joseph, and St-Vincent residential centres, and to users of Sherbrooke’s CLSCs, which provide high quality services and care to the entire Sherbrooke population. It also supports the research activities of the Research Centre on Aging and the Institut universitaire de premiĂšre ligne en santĂ© et services sociaux.

The Vitae Foundation also subscribes to values that inspire all of our actions:


This is the core value of our DNA. It is essential and applied in all of our decisions, in every relationship, among all team members, with our partners and our generous donors.


The Vitae Foundation is committed to supporting the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS in improving the quality of life, environment, care, and services offered in Sherbrooke’s residential centres and provided by Sherbrooke CLSC stakeholders and professionals.

Integrity and transparency

We operate with integrity, objectivity, and transparency to maintain community trust and cooperation from our generous partners, donors, and volunteers.


The Vitae Foundation is fortunate to have generous, committed people who truly want to make a real difference in the lives of Sherbrooke’s people.

Permanent staff

Diane Dubé

Administrative assistant

Tel.: (819) 780-2220(819) 780-2220, ext. 46310

Brigitte Lambert

Executive director

Tel.: (819) 780-2220(819) 780-2220, ext. 46310


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


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