Proud creator of hopes and smiles

Boucherville, March 31, 2017 – Groupe BMR is proud to renew its partnership with the Children’s Wish Foundation to help make the dreams of children battling life-threatening illnesses come true. This year, Groupe BMR, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, made a $50,000 donation to the foundation. In addition to this donation, other fund raising initiatives were held by the company and its employees for a total donation of $72,373 to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Along with this important financial support, Groupe BMR also provided building materials and decoration items to help us make a dozen wishes come true over the past year. From transforming a bedroom to building a tree house, these projects brought joy to children who fight for their lives every day.

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Provincial Director, Québec, of the Children’s Wish Foundation, Juli Meilleur, and CEO of Groupe BMR, Pascal Houle.

“Health and supporting youth are core values in Groupe BMR’s social involvements and we are happy to make a real difference in the lives of these sick children through our partnership with the Children’s Wish Foundation”, said Pascal Houle, CEO of Groupe BMR.

Groupe BMR will renew its partnership with the Children’s Wish Foundation for the upcoming year. Ms. Julie Meilleur, Provincial Director, Québec, for the Children’s Wish Foundation, stresses the importance of this collaboration: “We are very grateful for the support of Groupe BMR and its employees. Not only do they give us a substantial donation, but this generous organization also allows us to minimize the cost of several projects through material donations. Without the involvement of amazing partners such as Groupe BMR, we wouldn’t be able to make these magical wishes come true.”

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Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, Children’s Wish has granted heartfelt wishes to nearly 25,000 children and their families – that’s three wishes each and every day, all year long!

Children’s Wish has chapter offices and professional staff in every province, and each wish family is assigned a dedicated Wish Coordinator who is able to personally and carefully structure each heartfelt wish experience to meet the particular needs of the child and their family. Travel wishes include all siblings 21 years and under living in the same household, and families travel worry-free thanks to exclusive Blue Cross insurance.


Our newly expanded reach, which includes children diagnosed with a serious neurological or genetic illness, means continued strong wish referral support through our medical community. Wish referrals continue to increase year over year, and we are proud to maintain our 'no waiting list' policy, thanks to our generous donors.Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Help us grant the next single-most heartfelt wish. Visit for more information and to donate.


*Please note that the Children’s Wish Foundation/Fondation Rêves d’enfants is not Make-A-Wish/Fais un voeu. These are two distinct organizations.


Groupe BMR is a subsidiary of Sollio Cooperative Group, which includes more than 275 renovation centres and hardware stores in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritime provinces. Retail sales for Groupe BMR and its members are estimated at more than $1.5 billion per year and some 8,000 people work within the network. Groupe BMR is the leading Quebec player in the hardware industry and operates under the BMR, Agrizone and Potvin & Bouchard banners. 


Stéphanie Couturier
Communications Director
Groupe BMR
[email protected]

Virginie Gauthier-Cousineau

Gestionnaire, développement des ressources

Children’s Wish Foundation

514 289-1777, poste 1002

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